Audi SQ7 and SQ8 arrive down under

More powerful than their predecessors and showcasing the very latest automotive technology, Audi welcomes the return of the SQ7 and SQ8 models to Australia. For the first time, the duo are powered by a 4.0-litre TFSI bi-turbo V8 petrol engine.

The new SQ7 and SQ8 TFSI models produce 373kW of power and 770Nm of torque, accelerating to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Fuel figures of 12.2-litres/100km (SQ8) are possible thanks to technology like cylinder on demand too.

Complementing the immense power, both feature dynamic all-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension sport as standard for the perfect balance between comfortable ride and dynamic performance.

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For those looking to further enhance the dynamic ability of the two, a Dynamic Package is available featuring quattro sport differential and electromechanical active roll stabilisation – a revolutionary technology that affords extraordinary body control for such a vehicle.

The pair exude a sporty stance on the road, including S body styling with S front and rear bumpers, grille, side sills and rear tailgate spoiler. Their bold presence is further 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) are also included, as is a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, heated and folding side mirrors, power assisted door closure and roof rails (SQ7).

This strong yet elegant appearance is not limited to the exterior, with S-style features and classic Audi execution evident throughout their spacious cabins. The new SQ7 and SQ8 TFSI feature Valcona leather upholstery with diamond patterned contrasting stitching.

S sport front seats are standard, and heated and electronically adjustable (and with driver memory for the SQ8), with 4-way lumber support included. The addition of colour ambient lighting package adds to the premium feel.

Touches like the illuminated door sill trims with aluminium inlay and S emblem are perfectly in keeping with the quality feel and finish throughout.

Outstanding connectivity and infotainment features abound too, highlighted by the 10.1-inch haptic touch MMI navigation plus screen and 8.6-inch haptic touch screen for vehicle functions.

The pair also features the 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.

For those wanting to enhance the ambience of their generously-sized interior, Sensory packages are available for both models. On the safety front, all-wheel steering and adaptive cruise control with stop/go and traffic jam assist all feature.

360-degree cameras with kerb view, front and rear parking sensors, all assist in manoeuvring in tight spots. Audi pre-sense front and rear, active lane, side, and cross traffic assist are all standard equipment.

A 5-year warranty and 5-years roadside assist are included. Audi also provides a 12-year manufacturer warranty for bodywork against corrosion perforation for new vehicle. Owners also receive a complementary membership during their warranty period to Audi Experience.

Available now, the Audi SQ7 TFSI and SQ8 TFSI are priced at $164,100 and $168,800 respectively, with both prices plus on-roads. Details from your local Audi dealer. If you’re keen to own one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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