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Old 16th February 2015, 16:44   #1
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Default 2015 Audi Q7 to get an RS variant

Audi recently took the reins off the all new Q7 SUV. Known for its large proportions and space, the Q7 will reportedly receive an RS variant as well. The 2nd generation Q7 is lighter by a good 325 kgs over the outgoing model, and the addition of the performance powertrain could better test the new chassis.

According to the report by Top Gear, the RS Q7 is likely to feature a high performance diesel engine. The petrol engine could be the 4.0-liter V8 derived from the RS6 estate that makes 552 BHP and 700 Nm of torque. The petrol variant would rival the likes of the BMW X5M and the GL 63 AMG. The RS Q7 can also be expected to get a reworked suspension set up, lowered ground clearance, better brakes and more aggressive styling to differentiate it from the other variants.

The Q7 was recently unveiled with a choice of 3.0-liter diesel, petrol and hybrid engines along with a 2.0-liter petrol as well.

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I think the diesel engine will be badged the SQ7 as done with the SQ5. The RS badge will perhaps stick with the petrol engines that will take on the Cayanne Turbo,etc.
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Default 2015 Audi Q7 to get an RS variant

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I think the diesel engine will be badged the SQ7 as done with the SQ5. The RS badge will perhaps stick with the petrol engines that will take on the Cayanne Turbo,etc.

This sounds more digestable, let's hope you are right!
Btw, came across these renderings of the RS Q7.
https://www.facebook.com/drivercult/...50511718396076
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So now not only is it extremely ugly , its also utterly pointless.

I often questioned AMG's philosophy of producing pointless huge barges with too much power and no handling and WOW ! these guys seem to be following suit ! Get set for another extremely quick 'HOUSE'

They ( AMG / Audi RS ) should really stop trying to emulate the cayenne.

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So now not only is it extremely ugly , its also utterly pointless.

I often questioned AMG's philosophy of producing pointless huge barges with too much power and no handling and WOW ! these guys seem to be following suit ! Get set for another extremely quick 'HOUSE'

They ( AMG / Audi RS ) should really stop trying to emulate the cayenne.
True that! I reckon Audi has forgotten that Porsche is its sister company and they just can't beat the Cayenne in these areas in which it has been the king for so many years.

This and the GL63 are just cruise liners on wheels. Another breed of cars which I detest is the so called 'shooting brakes'.

The new Q7 just doesn't cut it. Looks more of a station wagon..

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I just don't know why Audi have chosen to convert the beautiful Q7 from suv to station wagon. The butch feel is gone. It was one of my dream cars but they have killed it. Probably the worst car by design from Audi in recent times.
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An Audi SQ7 has been imported here in India for tests!!

I think we can confirm now that diesel variant will be powered by a new 4.0 litre V8 TDI engine (3956cc), rather than current 4.2 litre. SQ7 launch has been stated for 2016 but are we looking forward for a simultaneous launch now?

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Fog Lamp cladding:
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SQ7 Badging on tachometer:
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