The 2015 Audi Q7 has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe. See the pictures inside
The 2015 Audi Q7 has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe.
Caught heavily disguised, the model appears to have an evolutionary design with a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. We can also see a sloping roofline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.
Earlier reports indicated the model would ride on an extended version of the Volkswagen Touareg / Porsche Cayenne platform, but more recent ones have suggested it will use the new MLB architecture that will be shared with the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley crossover and the next-generation Touareg / Cayenne. This change could enable the model to weigh up to 363 kg (800 lbs) less than its predecessor.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but likely candidates include a 3.0-liter V6 TFSI with 310 HP (228 kW) and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 TFSI with 435 HP (320 kW). On the diesel side, we can expect a 3.0-liter V6 TDI with 258 HP (190 kW) and a 4.2-liter V8 TDI with 385 HP (283 kW). There have also been rumors about a plug-in hybrid variant that could use the aforementioned 3.0-liter TDI and a 115 HP (84 kW) electric motor.