With 900 newton meters of torque on tap, Audi UK is asking almost 80 pounds for each Nm.

It might not be able match the power figures of the monster 6.0-liter V12 TDI from the first-gen Q7, but the 4.0-liter V8 TDI in the SQ7 is better in just about every way. For starters, it grants superior performances, catapulting the high-performance SUV to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.9 seconds compared to the 5.5 seconds needed by the old one which had four extra cylinders.

It’s more economical, too. Audi UK mentions the SQ7 will return 39.2 mpg UK in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) whereas the thirsty V12 was rated at only 25 mpg. To be fair, it’s not just because of the more efficient engine since the SQ7 is 672 pounds (305 kilograms) lighter.

Audi UK is now taking orders for the SQ7 and is asking £70,970 OTR for the base version and mentions deliveries will begin next month. On its home turf in Germany, the diesel beast will set you back €89,900. We are still waiting to hear about whether the United States will get it, but Audi USA spokesman Mark Dahncke told Autoblog: "the SQ7 is not officially signed off on for the US, but we are optimistic."

The highlight of Audi’s new demonic diesel is an electric powered compressor for the V8 engine which generates a massive 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 663.8 pound-feet (900 newton-meters) of torque. If you’re still not impressed by these numbers, it is important to mention that you get the entire torque from only 1,000 rpm, so you won’t have to worry about turbo lag.

At an additional cost, the SQ7 can be configured with carbon ceramic brakes, 22-inch diamond-cut wheels, matrix LED headlights, and all-wheel steering, making it an even more compelling offer for those in the market to get the world’s most powerful diesel SUV on sale.

Source: Audi UK

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