Audi has equipped the crossovers Audi SQ7 and SQ8 with a new engineJuly 16, 2020
The German automaker has unveiled new modifications of its “charged” crossovers Audi SQ7 and SQ8, which are now equipped with TFSI engines. In this way, the brand is responding to the global trend towards sport gasoline engines in the high-performance SUV segment.
With a power of 507 hp and 770 Nm of torque, the 4.0 TFSI petrol engine is now installed in the Audi SQ7 and SQ8 crossovers. With reference to the press service of the brand, the sprint from zero to 100 km / h takes only 4.1 seconds, and the acceleration from 80 to 120 km / h takes just 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed is electronically limited at around 250 km / h. Depending on the equipment chosen, the SQ7 consumes between 12.1 and 12.0 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions range from 278 to 276 grams per kilometer. For the SQ8, these figures also range from 12.1 to 12.0 liters and from 276 to 275 g of CO2.
The biturbo V8 is a high-tech engine. The cylinder system temporarily disables the four cylinders during moderate driving, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Two twin-scroll turbochargers reduce back pressure and optimize gas exchange to improve filling of combustion chambers. In the exhaust system, two actuators modulate the eight-cylinder sound. The motor mounts minimize the transmission of vibrations to the housing by creating antiphase vibrations. They block engine vibrations and largely eliminate them.
As a transmission on the most powerful models, an 8-speed “automatic” Tiptronic is used, which transmits torque to all four wheels through the proprietary Quattro system. The Audi SQ7 and SQ8 come standard with two sport chassis components: a sport adaptive air suspension with controlled shock absorbers and a steering axle. At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels as much as 5 degrees in the opposite direction, which improves maneuverability and reduces turning circles. At speeds of 60 km / h and above, they turn slightly in the same direction to improve stability at higher speeds and during rapid changes of direction.
The Advanced Suspension Package includes another highly efficient module: Electromechanical Active Stability (eAWS). When driving straight ahead, the system, which drives the stabilizers by means of electric motors, provides a high level of comfort. It also reduces roll when cornering quickly. This package also includes a sports differential that shifts torque between the rear wheels as needed during fast cornering.
Electronic Chassis Control (ECP) is handled by a central controller that connects most of the controlled chassis systems. Drivers perceive this close interaction as the ultimate in precision control. The vehicles are available with 7 preset profiles in the Audi drive selection system: comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, allroad, offroad and individual.
The Audi SQ7 comes standard with 20 “wheels, optionally available up to 22” wheels. The SQ8 has a standard size of 21 inches, but you can additionally choose from 22- and 23-inch wheels. Both cars are equipped with front brake discs with a diameter of 400 millimeters. Their black calipers bear the sporting S badges. Audi also offers particularly powerful and durable carbon ceramic discs for the front and rear axles. In this case, the brake calipers are painted anthracite gray. New functions in infotainment, communication and driver assistance systems round out the technology package of the two models. They make driving and parking even easier, more enjoyable and more comfortable.
The cost of new products starts at 93,287 euros. The start of sales of “charged” crossovers with the new V8 is scheduled for fall 2020.
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