Audi is prepping a high-performance version of the second-generation Audi Q7, confirms a latest report on Top Gear.
The confirmed high-performance version is allegedly going to be named the RS Q7. Just like the performance-spec RS Q3, the sportier Q7 should also be given the RS prefix. The report further reveals that the engine to be fitted would be a diesel, but not a V12 diesel.
This piece of info hints at a dialed-up V8 TDI under the hood. However, a TFSI petrol engine could also be offered to compete head-to-head with the BMW X5 M and the Mercedes-AMG GL63. Expect tweaks like lowered ride height, advanced suspension setup, dynamic steering, sportier wheels and use of lightweight elements.
The second-generation Audi Q7 was unveiled recently, in December 2014. The new model is 325 kg lighter, 37 mm shorter and 15 mm narrower than the outgoing model. Engine options on the new-generation SUV include a 3.0-litre V6 TDI and a 3.0-litre V6 TFSI, with varying outputs. A 2.0-litre TFSI engine has also been planned for the U.S. and the Asian markets.
Source: Top Gear