435 PS 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine confirmed for Audi SQ7

The SQ5 is about to get a bigger brother in the form of the Audi SQ7 and now we know what will power it. The model will sit on top of the second-gen SUV’s range and according to Autoblog.nl it will be equipped with a TDI 4.0-liter V8 engine developing 435 PS (320 kW). The torque number has not been disclosed but we won’t be too surprised if it’s higher than the 850 Nm provided by the 4.2 TDI inside the flagship A8 model.

There are some reports indicating the Audi SQ7 will be the company’s first production model to implement e-turbo technology and this should grant the vehicle with some pretty amazing performances for such a large and heavy car. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is believed to take as little as five and a half seconds while the top speed could hit the magical 300 km/h (186 mph) mark.

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Audi SQ7

We won’t have to wait a lot for all the juicy details as the Audi SQ7 is bound to show up next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but most likely the Ingolstadt-based marque will reveal the high-powered diesel SUV in the weeks to come. Expect a slightly different design with modified bumpers, quad exhaust setup, bigger brakes, bespoke alloys and a unique paint scheme to visually distinguish the SQ7 from its lesser siblings.

Adrian Padeanu

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