AUDI Australia has announced pricing and specification details for the return of the popular SQ7 and SQ8, powered for the first time by a TFSI engine. They offer the same incredible dynamics that set them beyond what is usually expected of a large SUV.
Plentiful standard equipment, technology inclusions and items that provide ultimate comfort ensure that the SQ7 and SQ8 will continue to set the benchmark, but are now more powerful thanks to their petrol engines.
Powered by a 4.0-litre petrol V8 with twin turbochargers, the SQ7 and SQ8 are athletic, producing 373kW and 770Nm, with acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in an impressive 4.1 seconds. Fuel economy is 12.2-litres/100km thanks to cylinder on demand technology.
Complementing the immense power, the SQ7 and SQ8 feature all-wheel steering and adaptive sports air suspension as standard, with an optional dynamic package featuring quattro sport differential and electromechanical active roll stabilization.
The pair exude a sporty stance on the road too, including S body styling such as front and rear bumpers, grille, side sills and rear tailgate spoiler. Their bold presence is enhanced with 22-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers, and aluminium-look exterior mirrors.
Audi’s archetypal Matrix LED headlights, featuring dynamic rear indicators (and HD matrix with laser light on SQ7) also feature, along with a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, heated and folding side mirrors, power assisted door closure, and roof rails (SQ7).
This bold and luxe appearance is not limited to the exterior, with S-style luxuries and features finding their way into the spacious cabins as well. The new SQ7 and SQ8 TFSI feature Valcona leather upholstery with diamond patterned contrasting stitching.
S sport front seats are standard, heated, and electronically adjustable (and with driver memory for the SQ8), with 4-way lumber support included.
These generous comforts are combined with ambient elements, including a colour interior lighting package and illuminated door sill trims with aluminium inlay and an S emblem. There’s plenty of driver assistance technologies too.
Excellent connectivity and infotainment features abound, highlighted by the 10.1-inch haptic touch MMI navigation plus screen and 8.6-inch haptic touch screen for vehicle functions, and Audi virtual cockpit, with a 12.3-inch high-resolution screen.
Audi connect plus, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and a 17-speaker, 730 watt Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system are all included. A sensory package is also available for both vehicles.
Visibility is not compromised in the big SUVs size either, with 360-degree cameras with kerb view, front and rear parking sensors, Audi pre-sense front and pre-sense rear, active lane, side, and cross traffic assist all equipped as standard.
The new Audi SQ7 TFSI is set to arrive shortly and is priced from $164,400 (plus on-roads). The SQ8 TFSI is expected to arrive in dealerships in May, and is priced from $169,600 (plus on-roads).
Like all new Audi vehicles delivered to Australian customers from January 1 2022, the SQ7 and SQ8 TFSI come with a five-year warranty. Audi also provides a 12-year manufacturer warranty for bodywork against corrosion perforation for new vehicles.
A comprehensive Audi five-year service plan package priced at $4,100 is also available on both vehicles. For further information, please contact your local Audi dealer.