6.0 TDI

Superlative

The six-liter TDI introduced by Audi in 2008 for the Q7 was the world’s most powerful diesel engine in an SUV. The perfectly balanced V12, with its 60 degree cylinder row angle, was related to the engine that had powered Audi’s R10 TDI to three victories in the Le Mans 24-hour race. It had a Common Rail fuel injection system operating at an injection pressure of 2,000 bar. Power output of 368 kW (500 hp) and 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb‑ft) of torque imbued the Q7 with sports car-style performance, while the voluminous sound gave anyone who heard it goose-bumps.