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2016 Audi SQ7 Spied Inside and Out, Shows Off On the Test Track

Call it a coincidence, but exactly one month ago carparazzi were putting our hearts to the test with a batch of pictures showing the 2016 Audi SQ7 bare naked.
2016 Audi SQ7 Spyshots 20 photos
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Back then, the pumped-up German SUV was leaving what we thought to be one of Audi's testing facilities, but this time, the overweight beast was seen on the test track, giving hell to its tires and suspensions.

Judging by the fresh spyshots, pre-production testing for the Audi SQ7 is at its peak, which means we're in for a treat from our spy photographers. Just like in last month's batch of photos, you can tell this is no ordinary Q7 from the quad tip exhaust pipes dominating the mule's rear end.

In addition to the massive brakes visible from a plane, the car's front end ditches the standard black plastic areas around the fog lights. And if that's not enough to you, feel free to take a look at the pictures provided and you'll see the SQ7 badge on the speedometer. Otherwise, the interior does nothing to step away from Audi's minimalistic styling, but materials will no doubt be of top-quality.

What lies under the hood?

Well, the exterior of the concept gives a good hint on that. While we could expect some forced-induction sorcery to be planted under the hood - judging by what looks like intercoolers masked by the front bumper - Audi was crystal-clear and declared the upcoming SQ7 will use a TDI powerplant and an electric supercharger.

Nonetheless, we could see a beefier version of the V6 TDI plant beating under the RS5 TDI concept's hood. Other than that, Audi might as well implant the 4.0-liter TFSI twin-turbo V8 familiar to S- and RS-badge Audis.

Which such a massive body to drag around, the 2016 Audi SQ7 will need around 500 or 600 HP to fulfill its tasks in a proper manner as well as help fuel egos for future owners.
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