Let’s start with the SQ7. This is the (marginally) more sensible of the two – a high-performance version of Audi’s largest SUV, the Q7. As you’d expect of the sporty member of the Q7 family it has a slightly more athletic look, with a makeover that includes aluminium door mirror trim, larger alloy wheels and four exhaust tailpipes. There’s lots of luxury – and space – inside, with lashings of leather, a high-tech dashboard and seating for up to seven.
Power comes from a twin-turbo V8 diesel engine with 429 horsepower that can rocket this big, heavy SUV up to a top speed limited to 155mph. Special air suspension keeps things comfortable, and helps you stay controlled through the corners. Prices start at £76,360, but once you’ve ticked the boxes for a few choice options you could easily be looking at something starting with an ‘8’.
That brings us to the SQ8. It’s closely related to the SQ7 but has a sportier character. It’s a five-seater, for a start, with a lower, wider body and a more coupe-like rear end. Underneath, the SQ8 uses many of the same parts as the SQ7, while the front of the cabin is all-but identical, with the same virtual cockpit display and super-slick touchscreens. At £82,490 the SQ8 is a pricier option. Is it worth the extra? Rory Reid reveals all in our exclusive video.
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