Audi SQ7 Can Rock Austin Yellow Metallic As Well As Any BMW

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.

As you can see from this BMW M4 or this M760Li, Austin Yellow is a little more mustard-like in Munich than it is in Ingolstadt.

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.

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  • TrevP

    A shame the US doesn’t get this trim.

    • Dudes

      I’m ok with not getting this trim. The model is quite an ugly me-too suv package

  • TheBelltower

    Wheels and color makes all the difference.

  • Belthronding

    i am here to say that Q7 is the worst designed suv in the galaxy, now i have 2nd worst with this particular SQ7.

    • Dudes

      I agree.

  • Brent Morrison

    Jealous? Nobody wants a yellow soccer mom SUV.

  • Will_95LV

    Sexy af

  • An Existing Person

    Not even a BMW can rock this color, even less a Q7.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      So technically, the header is still accurate.

      • An Existing Person

        LOL well played.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Waitaminute. The Q7 rides the same MLB platform as the Q8, which also underpins the Touareg and…well, the Cayenne. Other than the engine and interior materials, the SQ7 could almost BE a Cayenne.

    • Dudes

      When you think VW these days, think 80s era GM.

      • Jawohl

        Difference is VW group models are desirable mostly. Can’t say the same for most of GM range

  • Mike Gonzalez

    paint the rims black and it will be an instant winner!

  • Paul

    It needs help like tuner mods to go along with it.

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