2015 Audi Q7 spied in Europe

 2015 Audi Q7 spied in Europe
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)

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 6, 2013 1:55 pm
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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 12, 2014 10:36 am
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It will ride on the MLB evolution platform.
Aug 27, 2013 8:14 am
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it looks like an overgrown Audi A3...
Aug 26, 2013 5:27 pm
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some one gone monkey style again :D
Aug 27, 2013 1:00 pm
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Doesn't look as massive as the current Q7... could it be a Q6?
Aug 26, 2013 4:30 pm
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Maybe its me but it doesnt look as butch as the current model
Aug 26, 2013 4:27 pm
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what's wrong with his wheels?
Aug 26, 2013 3:18 pm
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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 26, 2013 4:59 pm
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