Audi's technical development boss has revealed some new details about the upcoming SQ7.

Audi's technical development boss has revealed some new details about the upcoming SQ7.

Speaking to Auto Express, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed the model will be launched next year and feature an e-turbo V8 diesel engine.

The executive declined to go into specifics but the magazine is reporting the engine will displace 4.0- or 4.2-liters and produce more than 400 bhp (298 kW).  If these numbers pan out, the SQ7 could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 5.5 seconds

In related news, Hackenberg said the company could eventually introduce an off-road focused variant.  While the executive admitted there isn't much demand for an off-road focus Q7 right now, he said one could eventually go into limited production if a business case can be built.

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