2015 Audi Q7 spied in Europe

2015 Audi Q7 spy photo
2015 Audi Q7 spy photo / SB-Medien

Could be introduced late next year

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.

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Comments (9)

Hayyanallawati Hayyanallawati
had the first batch of the Q7 when it was introduced in late 2007. i cant wait to custom order this one. one of the most versatile, comfortable cars i have ever owned
Sep 6th, 2013 8:55pm
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Carmaker1 Carmaker1
2007?? You don't know what you're talking about, when the Q7 went into production in 2005 and was launched in early 2006.
Nov 12th, 2014 5:36pm
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MiguelAnge MiguelAnge
It will ride on the MLB evolution platform.
Aug 27th, 2013 3:14pm
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danteskov danteskov
it looks like an overgrown Audi A3...
Aug 27th, 2013 12:27am
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Garais877 Garais877
some one gone monkey style again :D
Aug 27th, 2013 8:00pm
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Doesn't look as massive as the current Q7... could it be a Q6?
Aug 26th, 2013 11:30pm
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Microice Microice
Maybe its me but it doesnt look as butch as the current model
Aug 26th, 2013 11:27pm
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ViniciusVono ViniciusVono
what's wrong with his wheels?
Aug 26th, 2013 10:18pm
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AlanXu AlanXu
Hi ViniciusVono, these wheels are specially put on these test vehicles, to fool you into thinking that it's not the Q7. Also, Audi does not want to leak the style of the new wheels.
Aug 26th, 2013 11:59pm
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