Audi SQ7 Review: A Powerful Off-Roading SUV

Jan 23, 2017 07:30 AM EST | Andrew Davis

Tags Audi, SUV, Audi SQ7

The Audi SQ7 is a perfect fit for drivers wanting more raw power with little concern for emissions. This latest addition to Audi S series is a head turner having a sporty line finish and huge 21-inch wheels. Although relative compared with the Bentley Bentayga, this supercar is still different in many ways possible.

Audi's SUV seemingly looks much like a regular Audi, except that it is bigger. This car is smart, presentable, and quite spacious. When you need to, it can fit up to a seven-seater. But most importantly this vehicle is loaded with stats like a sports car.

Imagine a powerful SUV with a 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds. The Audi SQ7 has an anti-roll system, similar to that in the Bentley Bentayga, packaged with the Driving Dynamics Sports. Keeping this electromechanical system together is a 48v battery.

A 4.0-liter, V-8 is equipped with two turbochargers. The second one adds a boost to the 2200 rpm. Overall, the Audi SQ7 reaches a 435 bhp. This vehicle weighs at 2.4 tons.

The vehicle is packed with a clear infotainment system and features Virtual Cockpit instrumentation. The vehicle's interior is arranged with quilted leather.

When going off-road, the Audi SQ7 fairs well using the Drive Control lift/offroad mode. This allows the vehicle up with its air suspension. A hill descent control is available. And either off-road or on-road, a Quatro four-wheel drive system auto selects where it will send the vehicle's torque.

However, its official emissions are around 199 g/km with an average fuel economy of 37.1 mpg, per . It is notable that Volkswagen's emission scandal in the United States has made the SQ7's engine an issue, according to . Whether to bring the vehicle to US market has not yet been decided by the company.

More deliveries today to lucky customers!          

— NI Audi (@NI_Audi)

In terms of power and performance, which is what buyers are looking for these days, the Audi SQ7 has it all. The vehicle retails for $88,428 (about £70,970).  

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