This is the all-new 2015 Audi Q7, leaked ahead of its Detroit debut in January next year. Armed with evolutionary looks and a range of new and improved power-trains, the second generation Q7 will end up looking less bulky than its predecessor, and is expected to go on a significant weight loss estimated at around 363 kg (800 lbs). The completely new front fascia constitutes primarily of what Audi likes to describe as, a ‘3D-effect Singleframe’ grille housing a few slats, the four rings and the front registration plate- like on the new face-lifted Q3. While matrix LED headlights will be optional fare, the new Q7 will come with all LED headlamps as standard.
On the inside there will be a new four-spoke steering wheel, a larger touch-pad, all digital instrumentation, a “floating” touchscreen display and an unusually long HVAC louver that seems to stretch the entire length of the dashboard. These images show the 2015 Audi Q7 in S-Line trim with the 3-liter TFSI engine. Updated six- and eight-cylinder engines from the current range will power the new Q7, and there are rumors of a new SQ7 variant pairing a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter TDI with an electric turbocharger and a lithium-ion battery. It’s a system borrowed from the RS5 TDI concept where it employs three turbo-chargers, and one of those being an electric turbocharger. With these three turbos spooling, the SQ7 will make 385 HP and a crazy 553 lb-ft out of the diesel V6.
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