We recently learned of the upcoming Audi SQ7 TDI that debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Its tri-turbocharged V8 diesel engine is capable of 435 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most outrageously powerful SUVs on the market. However, it was never confirmed that it would be making its way to the US market and it seemed unlikely, thanks to the latest diesel scandal to surround the Volkswagen Group.
However, according to Autoblog, it seems like it could be a possibility that the SQ7 could make it to US soil. During Autoblog’s interview with Audi USA spokesman Mark Dahncke, “the SQ7 is not officially signed off on for the US, but we are optimistic.” Optimistic is good, that’s what we like to hear. Even a sliver of hope makes us very happy campers.
There were some rumors about Audi changing the SQ7 TDI’s to some petrol-powered for the US market, but if it does make it over here, Audi will be keeping the diesel engine. “expect it to be a TDI if it does come.” This is a breathe of fresh air and we’re glad to see Audi sticking with its diesel guns despite of the bad name diesel fuel has gotten in America thanks to the Volkswagen Group.
Hopefully this becomes a reality, as the Audi SQ7 TDI is one of the coolest cars to come from the Four-Rings in a very long time. Being a diesel gives it wonderful duality, as it’s both monstrously powerful and more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. Let’s cross our fingers that Audi is brave enough to bring the SQ7 TDI to American soil.