India bound High performance Audi SQ7 spied in Mumbai

Audi to launch SQ7 in Indian this year, launch most likely in March-April 2017.

German luxury carmaker Audi will launch the high performance variant of the flagship Q7 SUV, the SQ7 in the Indian market very soon. The Left Hand Drive version of the SUV has been spotted testing in Mumbai.

Under the hood of the SQ7 is the 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged diesel engine which develops 435bhp of power and 900Nm of torque. The SQ7 is the production car to have an electrically driven turbocharger and does 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds.

The engine is mated to eight-speed automatic transmission coupled up with Audi’ legendary all-wheel drive technology quattro.

The SQ7 is equipped with 85 litre fuel tank and 24 litres Adblue tank, Automatic Start-stop system with energy recovery, Active sound exhaust system and Recuperation.

The car spotted had 21 x 9.5J ‘5-arm turbine’ design alloy wheels contrasting grey, partly polished with 285/40 R21 tyres.

The exterior features on the SUV are S body styling which consists of S single frame grille with aliminium effect with SQ7 logo, Aluminium-effect exterior door mirror housing, Front bumper air inlets struts in aluminium effect and quattro blade in aluminium effect SQ7 badging on the doors.

Interiors comes with Aluminuim scuff plates with SQ7 logo, 3-spoke leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel with paddles, Inlays: upper inlays in brushed aluminium sono and lower in chrome paint slate grey and Door sill trims with S line logo.

Full Matrix LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch (HDD) and Audi Smartphone Interface are standard.

The Audi SQ7 will take on the likes of BMW X5 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 AMG and the Range Rover Sport.

The launch is expected to happen in March-April 2017 and prices will be upwards Rs. 1 crore.

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