Audi Q7 2024: Prices, specs and release date

  • New Audi Q7 refreshed for 2024
  • Range Rover rival has even more upscale styling features
  • Digital lighting tech available and infotainment gains new features
  • On sale in March with prices from £66,605

The new Audi Q7 brings a refresh outside and in for Audi’s luxury SUV alternative to the Range Rover.

With discreet and carefully-honed styling updates, the new Audi Q7 now looks even more luxurious on the outside. Clever new digital lighting technology is available too.

Inside, the new Audi Q7 has fun new infotainment features, while the engaging range of petrol and diesel engines remains – along with a high-performance new Audi SQ7 range-topper.

The new Audi Q7 will provide renewed competition to luxury SUVs such as the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Porsche Cayenne and even top spec versions of the Volkswagen Touareg.

2024 Audi Q7 prices and release date

New Audi Q7 prices start from £66,605. This is for the 45 TDI S line. Other trims include Black Edition, which costs from £71,155, and Vorsprung, with prices from £89,805.

The potent new Audi SQ7 costs from £92,420. The new Audi Q7 will open for ordering in the UK in March. First deliveries are expected from May.

2024 Audi Q7 styling, interior and technology

The 2024 updates for the new Audi Q7 are subtle. At the front, it has a more jewel-like grille, with L-shaped vertical inlays that Audi says help differentiate its flagship car from other models.

The new Audi Q7 has repositioned headlights and the contours of the grille have been tweaked, for a "completely new front-end design". The headlights have HD Matrix LED technology as standard while posh Vorsprung versions have laser lights that deliver an additional beam light.

The new Audi Q7’s laser lights also have digital daytime running light signatures. There is a choice of four, selected through the Audi MMI infotainment system. Vorsprung models also have digitalized LED rear lights, again with four digital light signatures.

The new Audi Q7 is available in three new colours – Sakhir Gold, Ascari Blue and Chilli Red. Naturally, the alloy wheels are huge, with 20-inch rims as standard and up to 22-inches optional.

The new Audi SQ7 high-performance range-topper, pictured above, has an even bolder appearance, with sporty detailing to set it apart from other models.

Inside, the new Audi Q7 has a sophisticated appearance, with high-end materials. There remain plenty of physical buttons and standard equipment includes leather upholstery, electric heated front sports seats and the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display.

The touchscreen infotainment system now offers an extended range of third-party apps, including Spotify and Amazon Music. Owners can choose apps from a new built-in store. Over-the-air updates are now possible, too.  

2024 Audi Q7 engines, performance and fuel economy

The core engine in the new Audi Q7 is the 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel. This is available in two versions, both with quattro all-wheel drive and a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The new Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro produces 231PS and 500Nm of torque. 0-62mph performance takes 7.1 seconds and it has an autobahn-friendly top speed of 140mph.

The new Audi Q7 55 TDI quattro sees the same engine boosted to 286PS and 600Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes 5.1 seconds and it will do 150mph. As with all new Audi Q7, fuel economy and CO2 figures are still to be announced – but should be reasonable, thanks to standard 48V mild hybrid technology.

Engineers say the new Audi Q7 can coast on the move for up to 40 seconds with the engine off when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator, thanks to this mild hybrid tech.

For those who prefer petrol, the new Audi Q7 55 TFSI quattro has a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine with direct fuel injection. It produces 340PS and 500Nm of torque while 0-62mph takes 5.6 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.

Then there’s the new Audi SQ7, which has a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo that produces 507PS and 770Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes a scant 4.1 seconds – and it has cylinder on demand tech, that shuts down four cylinders at low to medium loads, to save fuel.

The new Audi Q7 has air suspension as standard. This can vary the ride height by up to 90mm – it can raise up to 60mm for off-roading, and lower up to 30mm for ease of access.

New Audi Q7 Vorsprung and SQ7 models also have standard all-wheel steering. This reduces the turning circle at slow speed by one metre, and also improves high-speed stability.

Is there an electric new Audi Q7?

The new Audi Q7 only offers petrol or diesel engines. Those who want an electric range-topping alternative should look to the Audi Q8 e-tron.

What relates the new Audi Q7 to the Bentley Bentayga?

The new Audi Q7 uses the same underpinnings as the luxury Bentley Bentayga. The Volkswagen Touareg is also derived from this architecture, and it is related to the Porsche Cayenne, too.

What is the fastest new Audi Q7?

The high-performance range-topper of the new Audi Q7 range is the Audi SQ7. It has a potent twin-turbo V8 engine with more than 500PS.