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2021 Audi Q7 scores petrol engine while TT 45 TFSI and A4 allroad 40 TDI variants gain more power

Audi's second-gen Q7 will available with a petrol engine for the first time in Australia early next year.

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.

Elsewhere, Audi has also increased the power outputs and pricing of its TT 45 TFSI and A4 allroad 40 TDI variants.

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.

As such, the 0-100km/h run is dispatched 0.5s quicker than before at 7.3s.

The A4 allroad also scores 12-volt mild-hybrid technology with twin-dosing catalytic converters to reduce tailpipe emissions and keep fuel economy down to just 4.9 litres per 100km.

Equipment levels of the A4 allroad 40 TDI are expected to be released closer to its early 2021 release, but pricing rises $800 to $70,700.