We get it, the Audi Q7 is by no means as sporty as a Porsche Cayenne or as aggressive as a BMW X6, but that’s only because it has always been more about comfort and practicality first.
However, if you’re lucky enough to drive the SQ7 version, you’ll realize that it’s not half bad when it comes to performance either. In fact, that’s an understatement, since this version is capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5 seconds.
This particular SQ7, parked inside the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, is wearing a very flashy Austin Yellow Metallic colorway, the likes of which would make any BMW jealous. Unlike BMW’s take on what a yellow-gold car should look like, Audi’s version seems to be a little lighter, closer to how a gold bar looks like when under direct light.
Colors aside, the SQ7 also stands out thanks to its 4.0-liter TDI diesel unit, sending 435 PS (429 HP) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels, with the help of an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It can hit 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds (4.9 for the 7-seat version), while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
Other features include the adaptive damping, air suspension, adjustable shocks, electro-mechanical active roll stabiliziation, four-wheel steering and carbon ceramic brakes, the latter being optional.