You see, when Audi first released the SQ7, it just said there was a new 4.0-liter V8 engine under the hood. But this is so much more than a replacement for the old 4.2-liter TDI. There's not one but two turbochargers, but you can't call it a twin-turbo system because they kick in at different RPMs.
In addition, there's an electric supercharger mounted to the left intercooler that quickly raises the boost. As a result, maximum torque is available right from 1,000 rpm.
Audi says that the SQ7 is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. After watching the independent acceleration test, we're willing to believe that this 2.3 ton SUV really is as fast as an S3 hot hatch. But to be honest, the Toureg 4.2 TDI that was in production right up until the end of 2015 was also very fast.
What makes the SQ7 unique is the amount of technology that's stuffed into it. One of the major highlights is a 48V lithium-ion battery mounted in the boot to power the innovative EPC (compressor) and the decoupling antiroll bar system.
But it's not a vicious rally car like S2 or a great track tool like the RS5. No, the SQ7 is an off-road wagon with potential. At least that's the impression we got from the latest Carfection review. We'll let you guys get to it!