A prototype of the upcoming Audi SQ7 has been crashed recently on the Nurburgring while it was being tested out.
This is why carmakers are constantly testing and testing their future vehicles so that when the final product will be out, it will be working just perfectly. The only thing which you don’t have to forget is the segment on which your new ride is aimed towards because this test driver obviously forgot so the understeer sent the vehicle into the guardrail. The tested model is an Audi SQ7 which is expected to be introduced this year.
The Audi SQ7 will be a range topping version of the new Q7 generation which will be taking aim at the BMW X5 M50d and at the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG. At this time we have no clue on what exactly will be found under its hood but rumor has it that the four-cylinder twin turbo TFSI unit from the S6 and S7 with 450 HP will be providing it with power but for the Old Continent, a tri-turbo V6 TDI, like the one used on the RS5 TDI Concept, will be found. Don’t rule out a new V8 TDI either. Expect an updated body kit, larger brakes and several other goodies which will be putting some distance between the range-topping model and the regular Q7. The Audi SQ7 might be unveiled in September, during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but this hasn’t been announced at the time.