Not long ago, the exchange platform was virtually synonymous with engineering last currency fashion, this dark period when the efforts of manufacturers car engineering only put to distinguish their models face was to the necessary adhesive formulation to maintain your brand insignia. These days, the platforms are all about shades of gray. Automakers encourage us to think in terms of the type of scalable architecture that allows radically different shapes and sizes of cars to be spun from the same set of basic components. Therefore, even if the Audi Q7 is closely related to the Bentley Bentayga in many respects it is still very different in others.
However, the new Audi SQ7 was allowed to stay with selecting many of the most intelligent components Bentayga, including its active anti-roll system, combining a V-8 engine triple diesel propulsion that manages to combine the maximum torque the monstrous past Bentley W -12 gasoline. In Europe, where the only SQ7 leisure, is a little over half the price of Bentayga, what more can you ask?
Power comes from what may well be the most advanced compression ignition engine ever installed on a road-legal car. This 4.0 liter V-8 has two turbochargers that operate in sequence, adding the second boost above 2200 rpm. The turbines are driven by a novel system that uses fraction exhaust system lifting AVS Audi, a first valve for a diesel engine. Each variable geometry turbocharger is driven by exhaust valves of each cylinder; to bring the second operation, a sleeve is moved over the camshaft to actuate the valve.
The first thing you notice about the SQ7 engine is not the pair. That comes later. No, the initial impressions of the boot is that it sounds very much like an old V-8 gasoline big bucket. Although the sound is enhanced electronically, opening a window it confirms that the soundtrack is external muscular like and imitation is valid at higher engine speeds. The SQ7 any of the harmonics ringing or induction of the race you can expect to hear such strong momentum diesel never met.
Neither he realized as such. everywhere enormous torque V-8 is really impressive, and even the lower engine speed, no noticeable hesitation throttle inputs beyond the fractional pause entered by the torque converter. The most enduring lesson of our first unit is the enthusiasm rev the engine.
Left to their own devices and the drive motor, the motor moves around 4500 rpm, equivalent to subjective acceleration forces that are as important as those suggested by our time of 4.7 seconds zero to 60 mph estimated. But decreasing transmission in Sport mode or take control gearshifts manually pull test SQ7 fortunately without any hesitation the top of the range, all the way to court rpm-5100. Yes, fed-W-12 Bentayga is faster overall, but gives little Audi anythingin real-world pace.
In a world where buyers want, fast luxury SUVs, the SQ7 is almost exactly what customers are demanding. The fact that it happens to work with the diesel must be an incidental detail; It is faster and better educated than almost all gasoline powered alternatives. Of course, in the US, VW scandal made emissions diesel engine SQ7 a problem. Although it has been designed to meet all current emission standards in the US, we said no decision to take him to the US, however, has not been done. Audi of America remains optimistic that the case will be held successfully. This is for that.