Audi has unveiled the SQ7 TDI SUV at the company's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.
The new SQ7 TDI is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine alongwith an electric compressor. The new engine churns out 429bhp and 900Nm of torque. The SQ7 can sprint from 0—100km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The new electric charger works with the 2 conventional turbochargers (which run in sequential order) to boost performance off the line. Audi states that this is a world's first for a a series production car.
The compressor is driven by a 48V lithium ion battery that also powers the car's shock absorbers, air springs, sport differential and all-wheel steering and is mounted on the floor of the car.
Design wise the SQ7 has a different grille and bumpers compared to the normal Q7 and also comes with LED lights as standard for both the headlamps and taillamps. The normal car sits on 19-inch wheels as standard but there is an option for 22-inch.
Inside the the SQ7 can be fitted with Audi's virtual cockpit system and comes with LED interior lighting as standard. Also standard is the top of the line infotainment system with a Bang & Olufsen speaker system with 19 speakers.
The new SQ7 TDI will go on sale in Europe later this year with prices starting at €89,900.