While electric cars are the focus of carmakers these days, internal combustion engines still have plenty of time. According to some reports, the 2024 Audi Q7 will be released in the next year with many changes and updates. This is the last generation of internal combustion engines for the Q7. Then, everything will be fully electric.
This three-row crossover is about eight years old and needs to be updated. The upcoming redesign will see many changes. Expect to see new styling and a new interior design. The mechanical aspects of the vehicle will see a lot of evolutionary changes. As well as the majority of the engines, the platform should not change. The third-generation 2024 Audi Q7 is expected to arrive in the second half of 2023.
2024 Audi Q7 Redesign
This redesign will bring many changes, but many of them will evolve as we have just said. This is especially true for mechanics. Audi’s entire lineup will soon be electrified. Therefore, it is not necessary to develop a new platform for ICE vehicles. The new Audi Q7 2024 will instead continue to ride on the old MLB platform. We will still see updates, however.
Mechanically, the new model will be improved in many ways. The chassis and suspension setup are two of the most important things to think about. All models will be standard with air suspension once again. This should increase the ride quality.
The current model is only eight years old. Therefore, we are certain that the German company will introduce a new and more appealing design. Audi designers will again mix elegant and conservative design solutions as they have done so many times with their models.
The overall shape of the model should not change and the next generation should be similar to the current one. The current Q7 is 117.9 inches long and has a wheelbase of nearly 199 inches. It measures 77.5 inches in width and 68.5 inches tall.
The interior of this SUV is not as old as the exterior. It also looks very competitive thanks to its many tech features and high-quality materials. We don’t anticipate any major changes. Audi will once again use conservative aesthetics. This combination works great with advanced tech goodies which should be more common this time.
We expect new tech features, new materials, and new aesthetics to be part of the new model. However, the fact that the exterior dimensions won’t change much suggests that the passenger space will remain the same. We expect the new Q7 to also be available in a three-row configuration. The third row, which will be mainly for children, will likely be quite tight. The first and second rows, on the other hand, will be spacious and comfortable.
Although the current generation is very strong in many areas, its cargo space is one of the most limited in this segment. We hope the new model will bring improvements to this area.
This will be the final Q7 equipped with internal combustion engines, as we have already stated. We assume that the majority of current powertrain options will continue. Most of them will be equipped with a mild hybrid setup which would increase efficiency and improve driving dynamics.
Base modes should still be offered with the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which currently produces 261 horsepower. We would expect to see the 3.0-liter V6 offered. However, we wouldn’t be surprised to see slightly more power than the 335 horses.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine is still available, along with a few plug-in hybrid models. We don’t anticipate any major changes to the plug-in hybrid system. However, we will likely update it. There are currently two versions of this system, each based on a 3.0-liter, V6 engine. The one that produces 376 horsepower is the most powerful, while the other makes about 450 horses.
Audi Q7 Plug-in Hybrid Hybrid
When it launched in December 2014, the current Q7 was the first Audi model to be built on the second-generation modular longitude platform (MLB Evo platform). Audi is likely to optimize costs and transfer the platform with upgrades to the third-gen Q7.
Next-gen Q7 will have electrification across all variants. Plug-in hybrids offer a practical EV range greater than 50 miles (80 km), on the WLTP cycle. BMW’s X5 xDrive45e boasts this – 55 mi (88 km), but Q7 customers (Q7-60 TFSI e), have only 25 miles (40 km), of zero-emissions range. All range figures are WLTP.
Audi Q7 TFSI e-PHEV Charging
The engines of the next-generation Audi Q7 would have to meet European Euro 7 emission standards. Audi engineers might instead of creating Euro 7 V8 engines that are more performance-oriented may modify V6 engines to improve electric power and torque.
Markus Duesmann, CEO of Audi, has stated that the company’s final internal combustion engine will be its best and should make its way into the Q7. Basic and mid-range variants will likely have V6 or inline-four engines with mild-hybrid technology at 48 volts.
One of Audi’s last internal combustion engines could be used in the next-generation Q7 plug-in hybrid. Oliver Hoffmann (BoM member responsible for Technical Development Audi), spoke about these engines during the Audi Annual Media Conference, on March 17, 2022.
He stated that the updated engines will not arrive in 2025. The new engines could be adopted by the next-generation Q7 and Q7 PHEV later in their lifecycle.
2024 Audi Q7 Price and Release Date
The 2024 Audi Q7 is expected to arrive in the second half of 2023. The current model is priced at 60.000 dollars. However, the price of the next generation will likely rise slightly.
The competition will be largely unchanged, mainly in the form of German competitors such as the BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE.