Audi’s speedy SQ7 and SQ8 SUVs are adopting a brand new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 TFSI engine in European markets, providing them elevated energy and efficiency to the tune of 500 horses (507 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque.
Each fashions will launch this autumn, with costs ranging from 93,287 euros (SQ7) and 101,085 euros (SQ8) in Germany, whereas UK patrons will spend upwards of £78,000 ($98,500) and £83,000 ($104,800) respectively.
In a straight line, they require simply 4.1 seconds to get from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h), whereas 50 to 75 mph (80-120 km/h) takes simply 3.eight seconds. High velocity is after all electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
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That is the very same powertrain that Audi unveiled for the SQ7 and SQ8 in the U.S. earlier this 12 months, priced north of $84,800 and $89,000 respectively.
“Petrol engines have gotten more and more prevalent within the excessive efficiency SUV phase on the energy of the good effectivity positive factors made lately, and we’re acknowledging that development with these upgraded fashions,” mentioned Audi UK exec Andrew Doyle. “By equipping the SQ7 and SQ8 with a brand new TFSI unit which allows them to interrupt via the 500PS barrier for the primary time and ship much more stirring efficiency we’re guaranteeing that they continue to be firmly rooted among the many entrance runners within the pack.”
The high-performance SUVs come commonplace with adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering. The previous additionally options electromechanical energetic roll stabilization – a part of a bundle that features a sport differential, which shifts torque between the rear wheels as wanted throughout quick cornering.
Additionally commonplace are the 20-inch wheels (as much as 22-inches out there) for the SQ7 and 21-inches for the SQ8 (as much as 23-inches out there).