With the flagship SQ7 switching to petrol power forthwith, this 282bhp 3.0-litre V6 edition of the TDI engine is the most powerful Q7 you can buy. And while it lacks the firebreathing capabilities of the range topper, it’s certainly no slouch. Weighing in at over 2 tonnes, it seriously shifts and can reach the 62mph benchmark in 6.5 seconds. And though it measures over five metres long, settle down into the driver’s seat and the engineers at Audi have done a great job of making sure that it doesn’t feel like you’re piloting HMS Q7, especially when hustling it along a B-road.
You can read the full report on this Audi Q7 S line 50 TDI quattro in the September 2020 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue.
Effortless performance, feeling light on its wheels. Spacious. Large boot. Beautifully finished.
Too many piano black surfaces. Haptic feedback on the infotainment takes some getting used to.