- audi has released u.s.-specific details for the updated 2020 q7 luxury suv.
- it has a new 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 engine to replace the old supercharged v-6. strangely, epa fuel economy ratings have plummeted.
- pricing starts at $61,975 for the 55 quattro model, and a less powerful 45 quattro four-cylinder model will come later.
audi announced an updated version of the q7 luxury suv earlier this year, and we now have details about its u.s. powertrains and pricing. along with the exterior design changes and interior technology updates (the europe-market model is pictured here), the q7 will also get a new turbocharged v-6 engine option for the u.s. to replace the old model's supercharged v-6. audi spokesperson amanda koons told c/d that a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four will come later next year, but audi isn't releasing details on that engine yet.
the new turbo v-6 is the same engine used in the a6, a7, and q8 models. it produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, increases of 2 hp and 44 lb-ft over the supercharged v-6. in the 2020 q7, it comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. strangely, epa fuel economy ratings have dropped significantly compared with the old supercharged v-6, as the new turbo v-6 is rated at just 18 mpg combined, 17 mpg city, and 21 mpg highway, down 2–5 mpg across the board from the 2019 q7. the 2020 q7's epa estimates do line up with the 2020 q8's.
pricing starts at $61,975 for the 55 quattro premium model, an increase of $1030 over the 2019 v-6 model. the better-equipped premium plus trim now starts at $64,975, and the top prestige trim level starts at $72,195 for 2020. a four-cylinder q7 model called 45 will show up later in 2020, likely with a starting price under $60,000. 2020 audi q7 models will begin arriving at dealerships this month.