• Here is the leaner and meaner 2015 second generation Audi Q7 4.0 TFSI testing

      The current Audi Q7 will be phased out late this year by a new second generation model. The new SUV is expected to drop a hefty 800 pounds which is quite the lofty goal. Audi is emphasizing lightweight vehicles so maybe they actually will hit that rumored (and optimistic) mark. In addition to the weight savings the new Q7 will gain the 4.0 TFSI V8 motors that have been getting a lot of praise and showing some incredible tuning potential.

      AudiBoost would expect the Q7 4.0 TFSI to mirror the Audi A8 4.0 TFSI setup which means power sent to all four wheels through an automatic transmission. To get a preview of what the power output and tuning potential will look like, just look at the A8 4.0 TFSI tuning results posted yesterday. The automatic transmission is better for towing and load so a dual clutch is not likely in this application although an outside possibility.

      Styling wise the front headlights are borrowing design elements from the B8 A4 facelift. The rear is still heavily camoflauged so it is difficult to tel what Audi will do with the rear lights although there seems to be a bit of A5 and A6 influence.

      The new Q7 should be leaps and bounds better than its heavy, thirsty, and slow predecessor.







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      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Some of these spy photo threads crack me up. You can tell it's an Audi by the grill shape, but with the camo job like that one, there's really nothing else to see.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Some of these spy photo threads crack me up. You can tell it's an Audi by the grill shape, but with the camo job like that one, there's really nothing else to see.
        Well yeah not too much to see but you can get the proportions and drivetrain usually. Plus you can see how the design evolves in testing.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well yeah not too much to see but you can get the proportions and drivetrain usually. Plus you can see how the design evolves in testing.
        Oh yeah, it's fun to see the cars evolve over their development.