A WCF reader has managed to grab on camera several shots with the second generation Audi Q7.

A WCF reader has managed to grab on camera several shots with the second generation Audi Q7.

Audi introduced the all-new Q7 almost two months ago in Detroit at NAIAS and now the flagship SUV from Ingolstadt has been spotted in the metal in an underground parking lot in Braga, Portugal. Judging by the red emergency button built into one of the cup holders, this was a test prototype which also had some specific testing equipment noticeable near the central armrest. The rev counter indicates it had a gasoline engine, possibly the 3.0 TFSI with 333 HP (245 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque which grants the Q7 with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.1 seconds before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h). Official fuel consumption of the Q7 3.0 TFSI quattro stands at 7.7 liters / 100 km (30.5 mpg US or 36.6 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.

Shortly after being unveiled, many criticized Audi for making the Q7 look like a jacked up Avant model but nevertheless no one can argue with the fact that it brings some substantial technical improvements after losing up to 325 kg (716.5 lbs). Despite being 37mm shorter and 15mm narrower than the outgoing model, on the inside it is actually more spacious as now there is an additional 21mm between the first and second rows while headroom has increased by 41mm front & 23mm rear.

Those who are not big fans of the design should know an RS Q7 will be introduced sooner or later and it will likely get a TDI engine wrapped around in a more aggressive design.

Special thanks go to Pedro for sending us the images!

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2015 Audi Q7 spotted in the metal by WCF reader