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2020 Audi RS7 and SQ8 Spied Driving in Snow Near Ingolstadt

Thanks to a recent leak, we now know what cars Audi wants to show this year, and they include the mighty RS6 and RS7. However, the S models weren't on the list, even though they've been testing for much longer.
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We wouldn't be surprised if the SQ8 was given top development priority. After all, people can't seem to get enough of the normal model, and that only comes with a 286 HP diesel engine in Europe.

What are they going to use for the SQ8? Well, the ones we've seen had TDI badges, which point to the 4.0-liter multi-turbo setup that's already fitted to the SQ7, as well as the Bentley Bentayga sister model. It's pretty much the only diesel engine of its kind and delivers a mountain of torque, so much so that the quattro SUV recently took down a Range Rover Sport SVR.

The rest of the technology package is pretty important too - clever air suspension, diffs, and all-wheel steering. In any case, a TFSI engine would make a lot more sense in America, either a V6 like they'll fit on the S7 or a de-tuned V8 as we saw in the new Panamera GTS. One can only hope!

The RS7 is also in this video. Being a member of the Audi "race sport" family, it's got beefier fenders and that trademark exhaust. Power will come from a new 4-liter hot-twin-turbo V8, which should deliver around 600 HP. That should be more than enough to take on the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and maybe even play with the GT 63.

Rumors talked about the RS7 performance being replaced with a heavy but super-fast RS7 e-tron, borrowing tech from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. But the model in the video clearly isn't plugged in, even though it probably has a smidge of hybrid fuel-saving technology.



 
 
 
 
 

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