10 Days With The Audi SQ7

Audi SQ7 – Introduction

So far, the Audi SQ5 was my favourite everyday car. But a couple of days ago, I picked up the brand new Audi SQ7 – pretty curious if it will change my mind.

So why am I not talking about the SQ5 and not the Q7?

  1. I didn’t drive the Q7 yet
  2. The former Audi Q7 didn’t attract me a lot (it somehow appeared big and clumsy & the consumption was huge)

Audi SQ7 – Pick Up ¦ Day 1 – 3

Audi just launched their brand new model: The Audi SQ7. My excitement was high, simply because it’s now the biggest Diesel engine you can get in an SUV.

Wait, seriously?

Audi is now using a 4 litre V8 Diesel engine – triple turbo charged. So the acceleration is very intense, despite the SUV is 2,3 tons heavy.

The Audi SQ7 in figures?

  • 900nm of torque (that’s totally insane and more than many supercars)
  • 435bhp
  • 4,8 seconds from 0-100

I’m reading triple turbo charged, how does that work?

Yes, there is an additional electric compressor (EAV in German), this particular addition supports the engine during the start & speed-up. An interesting method to get rid of the famous turbo lag.

EAV – Here is how it works:

Audi SQ7 – The Driving ¦ Day 3 – 8

Let me tell you, this is a new driving experience. I’m reviewing a lot of cars these days, but the Audi SQ7 kicked me into a new dimension. Why that?

The new Audi SQ7 is almost self-driving

24 (!) assistant tools are part of the SQ7. Let me list a few really interesting features:

  • Cruise- and distance control with a logic that analyses the signs and automatically adjusts your speed
  • The car takes over the steering & speed in traffic jam until 65km/h
  • Included lane departure system
  • Auto-breaking during dangerous situations
  • Control of the upcoming road and detection of pedestrians and animals in the night
  • Auto-parking

I’m pretty sure I could keep counting the endless options of the SQ7, it’s definitely the most advanced car I drove so far. But there is another benefit.

Audi SQ7 – Comfort & Space

Yes, Audi’s new SUV is huge! 5 meters long and 2,2 tons heavy – very spacious. An ideal everyday car for a family with 2-3 kids. I’m 6.4 tall and I still have a whole arm of space when sitting in the back, brilliant!

Audi SQ7 – My Résumé ¦ Day 8 – 10

Floating is the word that describes the driving experience with the Audi SQ7. There is a lot of power available if you need it, but usually you just float. There is really a lot of space and comfort, the perfect car for your holidays.

The self-driving is impressive and also for a ‘behind-the-wheel-enthusiast’ a very cool feature.

The colour you’re seeing here is called ‘sepang blue’ & you can get this model with all the fancy options for 145’000 CHF.

Any disadvantages?

Well, Audi claims the consumption is around 7 litres diesel, I didn’t make it under 10 though. You might have some difficulties to find a parking space in the city – but the assistant can fix that too. 145k is not cheap, but still the car delivers a lot of value.

Would I buy it?

Well, we don’t have kids yet. So it’s a bit ‘too big’ for us. But with a family? Absolutely yes.

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