A petrol engine will once again be available to the Audi Q7 early next year after the large luxury went diesel only from 2015.
Dubbed 55 TFSI S line, the petrol-powered Q7 will wear a $121,300 before on-road costs pricetag and slot in above the 45 TDI ($101,900), 50 TDI ($112,900) and 50 TDI S line ($119,900) in the line-up.
Under the bonnet of the latest Q7 is a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6, delivering 250kW/500Nm to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, for a zero-to-100km/h run in just 5.9 seconds.
Only the performance-focused SQ7 is pricier and quicker than the petrol Q7, with a $161,500 pricetag and a sprint to 100km/h in 4.8s.
Full specifications of the Q7 55 TFSI will be revealed closer to its Q1, 2021 launch, but expect to see equipment standard across the current line-up such as adaptive air suspension, Matrix LED headlight, 19-inch wheels and a powered tailgate.
Inside, the petrol Q7 should also boast 10.1- and 8.6-inch touchscreens in its centre stack, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster – if its siblings are anything to go by.
The two-door sports coupe goes from 169kW to 180kW, with torque remaining steady at 370Nm, from its 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.
Like before, drive is sent to all four wheels, but the new TT 45 TFSI also scores a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (up one ratio from the old TT 45 TFSI’s six-speed unit), which has cut the 0-100km/h by 0.1s to 5.2s.
Pricing, however, has jumped up $1611 to $80,900 in line with the performance upgrade, with the new TT available in showrooms now.
The A4 allroad 40 TDI’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine meanwhile, jumps 10kW in power to 150kW, with torque steady at 400Nm.