2016 Audi SQ7 Release Date
The new generation of the Audi Q7 is due to arrive by the end of 2015. The latest version of this crossover SUV comes in the form of the 2015 Audi Q7 e-tron model. Another anticipated model based on the new platform is the much-awaited 2016 Audi SQ7. The new SQ7 SUV is scheduled to arrive in 2016. We expect the new generation to come with a great number of significant improvements.
Audi plans to base most of the new models on the MLB platform, including the 2016 SQ7 model. One of the most interesting enhancements that accompany the upcoming generation is the new TDI engine with e-boost. Not only that, the new model is expected to offer a fresh and more modern design. Also, the performance and fuel efficiency have been substantially improved. It will be the first time for the German automaker to use e-boost as an addition to the V6 TDI diesel engine.
2016 Audi SQ7 Specs
All of the Q7 versions will be motivated by the same engine. As far as the new Q7 e-tron is concerned, it will be added with an electric motor. Its combined output will reach 373 hp with 700 Nm of torque. An average fuel consumption is estimated at 4 l/100 km, while the all-electric range should be around 50 km.
Of course, the SQ7 will be the range-topping model in the Q7 family. The most powerful engine, the best performance combined with top-notch equipment is what the car enthusiasts normally expect from an SQ7 nameplate. So, the 2016 SQ7 TDI will be motivated by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI twin-turbo powerplant. The engine will be fitted an electric turbocharger powered by Li-ion batteries. The combined output is estimated at 385 hp with 750 Nm of torque. The engine itself has already been presented as part of the Audi RS5 TDI Concept vehicle. The concept model goes from 0 to 100 km in just 4 seconds. Its average fuel consumption is estimated at 5.3 l/100 km.
However, many agree that the 2016 Audi SQ7 will not be able to achieve so impressive performance figures. It is mostly due to the vehicle’s increased weight and different aerodynamics. Regardless of that fact, the aforementioned engine will certainly bring improvement to the upcoming SQ7 when it comes to performance and fuel-efficiency.