The Q9 will not replace the Q7 as some rumors have suggested. The German automaker may instead be planning a 2024 Audi Q7 redesign. Audi has been selling the SUV for almost 10 years. It is time to give it a major update. This will allow Audi to better compete with its rivals. The archrivals, BMW X5 & Mercedes GLE are also prepared. The arrival of the Q8 did not cover the need for the Coupe SUV. Audi needs something to compete with the BMW X6 Coupe and Mercedes GLE Coupe.
Let’s return to the Audi Q7 2024 and see what changes it could bring. Fans have asked about the redesign but there is no information yet. We can find bits of information by searching the entire lineup. Recent updates suggest that designers are likely to use a new language and approach. Audi will be preparing a platform that supports an electric vehicle system. The E-Tron has a lot of potential, but the Q7 maybe even better.
2024 Audi Q7 Specs & Engine
Audi Q7 2024 belongs to a mid-size luxury SUV segment, and therefore it requires more power than other non-premium models. The company begins the offer with a turbo-four 2.0-liter unit to make the price seem more reasonable. Even so, 261 hp with 273 lb.-ft. will not satisfy many. Most non-premium SUVs with three rows can do better. The vehicle is now gaining a reputation for its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 329 hp. The 55 TFSI is expected to be retained, but the outputs may be increased. Experts think the new Q7 could make 350 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, including the famous Quattro. Gas mileage should be 20 mpg or less unless hybridization is implemented by the company.
SQ will remain the ultimate upgrade package for SUVs. This time there will be even more. The current configuration gets power from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The engine should be retained for the next version. Engineers could squeeze out more power. However, 500 hp is still not bad. High-end models of the Mercedes GLE and BMW X5 have more than 600 horsepower. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 3.5 seconds. If the engine is given more power, the acceleration will be closer to the 3-second mark.
Audi has installed all of the most advanced features and optionalities for the SQ7 line. There will be 21″ wheels, a higher level of autonomy, sportier suspensions, hands-free lifting, and many driver-aid accessories. In 2024, a panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, and leather upholstery will all be standard. Some features will remain as optional upgrades. Some of the coolest features could be removed from the standard package. The 2024 Audi SQ7 could come with a unique theme inside the dashboard.
With the 2023 YM being a carryover, the Audi Q7 2024 may be a brand-new SUV. The current version has been around for ten years. In 2020, the company brought back its SUV. But that was not enough. German automakers must fight the competition.
The Q7 is completely new, both inside and out. The front fascia will feature a new bumper, grille, and headlight design. The mid-size SUV will also grow. It is currently 199 inches in length. The Audi Q7 2024 could be eligible for the full-size category if it reaches 200 inches. The Q6 is a rare nameplate in this nomenclature.
Sales numbers can’t lie. The Q7 needs changes. We compare the Q7 to its main competitors – BMW X5 & Mercedes GLE. The Q7 is selling less than its competitors, despite both of them experiencing an increase in sales. Audi’s performance is superior to that of other vehicles. To catch up to BMW and Mercedes the third German auto giant will need to make some big changes.
The first is a complete redesign of the Audi Q7 for 2024. This should attract a lot of attention. The Americans are big fans of German luxury cars. Audi must then make a radical move, like introducing an all-electric vehicle or a high-level of autonomous driving.
2024 Audi Q7 Price & Release Date
The German luxury is not cheap. Even the base model with a 4-cylinder engine costs more than some midsize luxury SUVs that have a V6. The new model is expected to be around $60,000. The V6 is only a $10k upgrade while the SQ7 in standard form is already over $90,000. The price of the SQ7 will be over $100,000 with a few upgrades.