Updated Audi Q7, SQ7 Sharpens Its Look

Nigel Dixon-Fyle

In the luxury SUV sphere, the Audi Q7 (a personal favorite) is a household name and is always a contender that manages to draw attention. Now, with the 2025 models rolling into view, Audi decided to give its stalwart Q7 and its beefier cousin, the SQ7, a stylish makeover. 

Starting at $60,500, the refreshed, tech-infused Q7 models come with a modest price increase but pack a lot of new features to justify the extra bucks.

Let’s dive into what’s new with these models and why it’s worth your attention. 

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

Audi isn’t just tweaking the Q7’s design; it’s pushing the envelope on what this SUV can be. Here’s the latest upgrades:

  • Design and Tech Overhaul: The 2025 refresh brings the Q7 in line with Audi’s design language. Think dark-tinted headlights and a more aggressive front end that speaks to the brand’s future direction.
    • HD Matrix LED headlights with laser tech, offering dazzling, customizable light signatures.
  • Inside Scoop: The interior keeps its classic layout but introduces the newest version of Audi’s infotainment system, now compatible with your favorite apps like Spotify.
    • The digital dashboard also gets smarter, offering detailed info on traffic and safety features.
  • Performance Unchanged but Uncompromised: In the U.S., the engine lineup remains the same, offering a choice from a 261hp turbo four to a roaring 500hp V8 (373 kW / 507 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) in the SQ7.
    • Audi’s quattro AWD + four-wheel steering
    • Adaptive air suspension
    • Sportier chassis
    • ADAS systems (lane change warning, distance warning, intersection assist, and traffic light information)
    • S sport package (for Q7, SQ7)
    • Sport rear differential
    • Electromechanical Active Roll Stabilization(eAWS)
  • Price Tag: Despite the upgrades, the price increase is minimal. Starting at $60,500 (€55,926) for the base model and going up to $90,800 (€83,935) for the top-tier V8, it’s a premium, sure, but one that Audi believes is well worth it for what you get.
ModelPowertrain2025 MY*2024 MY*
2025 Q7 45261-hp turbo 2.0L I4
quattro AWD 
8-speed Tiptronic
2025 Q7 55335-hp turbo 3.0L V6
quattro AWD 
8-speed Tiptronic
2025 SQ7500-hp biturbo 4.0L V8
quattro AWD 
8-speed Tiptronic
Models and Pricing for the US Market

TF Summary: What’s Next

The 2025 Audi Q7 and SQ7 models are more than just a facelift. They are the brand’s flagship SUV — a statement about where Audi is heading. Focusing on blending cutting-edge technology with their renowned design ethos, the Q7 is a family SUV with in more than style. For those in the market for a luxury SUV that stands out, the updated Q7 and SQ7 are compelling contenders. Expect these models to set the stage for future Audi designs, where innovation, speed, and extensibility continue to push the boundaries of what a luxury SUV can be.

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By Nigel Dixon-Fyle "Automotive Enthusiast"
Nigel Dixon-Fyle is an Editor-at-Large for TechFyle. His background in engineering, telecommunications, consulting and product development inspired him to launch TechFyle (TF). Nigel implemented technologies that support business practices across a variety of industries and verticals. He enjoys the convergence of technology and anything – autos, phones, computers, or day-to-day services. However, Nigel also recognizes not everything is good in absolutes. Technology has its pros and cons. TF supports this exploration and nuance.
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