The 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI along with the SQ8 TDI have recently arrived in South Africa. The SQ7 is a sportier version of the Q7 and offers high-performance and features sporty aspects like theS-specific bumper with four tailpipes and chrome trim on the tailgate.
If this sounds like the car for you, then let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI.
What’s Under the Hood?
The SQ7 is packed with power, featuring a V8 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine. This powerhouse churns out 310kW with 900Nm that is delivered to all four wheels and uses an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox.
According to the manufacturer, it takes just 4.8 seconds to go from 0-100km/h and the max speed of 250km/h.
The SQ7 gives you about 8.71/100km whilst the SQ8 is thirstier with 8.31/100km.
With the Quattro drivetrain, front to rear power is split 40:60, but it has been known to deliver 70% to the front axle and 85% to the rear axle.
Adjust Your Ride
The SQ7 gives you control over your ride height thanks to the adaptive air suspension sport system. The ride height can be adjusted by up to 90mm and for a lower ride for your off-road adventure, you can drop up to 15mm closer to the road.
The SQ7 offers more stability for quick sprints with the all-wheel steer and at slow speeds, you will gain more manoeuvrability.
The SQ7 features 21inch Audi Sport wheels, but you can move to 22inch wheels. The breaking job is performed by 400mm discs at the front and 350mm at the back.
What’s on the Inside?
When it comes to luxury, Audi does it right and the SQ7 is no different.
There are plenty of luxury features to discover including the MMI touch response control system featuring a 10.1 and 8.6 inch touchscreens. You will also find the lighting systems that lets you choose from 30 ambient colours, stainless steel foot pedals, panoramic sun roof and the seats, which are covered in Valcona leather are electric and heated sports seats.
Where Can You Get It?
The 2021 Audi SQ7 is available in dealerships, but the performance SUVs are limited.
In terms of price, the starting price for the Audi SQ7 TDI starts is R1 679 500 whilst the Audi SQ8 TDI starts at R1 848 500.
Will you be driving one of these?
*Prices correct at time of writing