Audi‘s large, three-row Q7 SUV has entered the 2022 model year largely unchanged following its facelift in 2021, apart from a new, petrol-powered SQ7.

    As previously reported in February 2022, Audi Australia increased the before on-road asking price for the core Q7 range by between $4000 and $4200 as part of a wider range price increase.

    The core Audi Q7 range now starts at $109,100 before on-road costs for the entry-level Q7 45 TDI quattro, and extends to $128,300 before on-road costs for both the Q7 55 TFSI S line quattro and Q7 50 TDI S line quattro.

    Announced in March 2022, Audi has officially switched over from V8 TDI diesel to V8 TFSI petrol power for its high-performance SQ7 model.

    It’s priced from $164,400 before on-road costs. An Audi spokesperson has confirmed that the first examples of the SQ7 TFSI have arrived on Australian soil.

    The SQ7 TFSI is now powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces 373kW of power and 770Nm of torque.

    That’s 53kW more but 130Nm less than the previous 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine, while the 0-100km/h time has been reduced by 0.7 seconds.

    The engine is a detuned version of the RSQ8’s powertrain, shared with other models including the RS6RS7Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus, though without the RSQ8’s 48V mild-hybrid technology.

    The SQ7 TFSI also has a twin under-the-skin in the form of the SQ8 TFSI, which according to an Audi spokesperson is set to arrive “within the next few weeks”.

    Within the Q7 range, there are still a few features that are currently unavailable due to semiconductor and component shortages. Audi recommends to consult your local dealer to get the most up-to-date information.

    These temporarily missing features include matrix LED headlights, electric steering column adjustment, an electric luggage compartment cover, and a wireless phone charger.

    For a list of all the vehicles temporarily missing features due to the global semiconductor shortage, click here.

    Up until April 2022, Audi has sold a total of 401 Q7 models. It was outsold by the BMW X5 (913 sales), Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon (703 sales), Lexus RX (564 sales), Land Rover Defender (533 sales), and the Range Rover Sport (487 sales).


    • 2022 Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro: $109,100 (+$4000)
    • 2022 Audi Q7 50 TDI quattro: $120,300 (+$4200)
    • 2022 Audi Q7 55 TFSI S line quattro: $128,300 (+$4400)
    • 2022 Audi Q7 50 TDI S line quattro: $128,300 (+$4400)
    • 2022 Audi SQ7 TFSI quattro: $164,400

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The core 2022 Audi Q7 range is available with two different diesel engines and one petrol engine in Australia, all with 48V mild-hybrid technology, while the SQ7 now comes with a twin-turbo petrol V8 engine.

    Standard in the 45 TDI is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine producing 170kW of power and 500Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.1 seconds.

    The 50 TDI models also use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel six, although they produce 210kW and 600Nm and hit 100km/h in 6.1 seconds.

    The 55 TFSI uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 developing 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque and with a 0-100km/h time of 5.6 seconds.

    The 2022 Audi SQ7 TFSI is now powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine producing 373kW and 770Nm. Audi claims it can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds.

    All Q7s feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 Audi Q7 range is as follows:

    • 45 TDI: 7.0L/100km
    • 50 TDI: 6.8L/100km
    • 55 TFSI: 9.4L/100km
    • SQ7 TFSI: 12.1L/100km

    All Q7 models feature idle stop/start and have a 85L fuel tank.

    The SQ7 has cylinder-on-demand technology that can force the V8 TFSI engine to run on four cylinders under low engine load.


    The 2022 Audi Q7 measures in at 5063mm long, 1741mm tall, and 1970mm wide with a 2995mm wheelbase.

    The 2022 Audi SQ7 is slightly longer at 5067mm and slightly lower at 1784mm.

    All models have a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg, with a 350kg maximum tow ball weight.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Audi Q7, like every new Australian Audi vehicle delivered from January 1, 2022, is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. Audi also provides a 12-year manufacturer warranty for bodywork corrosion.

    Audi currently offers a five-year service plan package for the Q7 range. It costs $3410 for the regular Q7 models and $4100 for the SQ7.


    The 2022 Audi Q7 range wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing in 2019.

    The Q7 scored 92 per cent in adult occupant protection, 87 per cent in child occupant protection, 71 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent in safety assist.

    The 2022 Audi Q7 has the following standard safety equipment:

    • Front, front side, side and curtain airbags
    • Front autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with vehicle and pedestrian detection
    • Rear AEB
    • Junction assist
    • Turn assist
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Rear-cross traffic assist
    • Attention assist
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Tyre pressure monitor
    • Seat belt reminders for all seats

    Standard Equipment

    The 2022 Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro comes with the following standard equipment:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Adaptive air suspension
    • Aluminium roof rails
    • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators*
    • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment screen
    • 8.6-inch touchscreen display for climate control functions
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Satellite navigation
    • Audi connect plus services
    • 10-speaker sound system
    • 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Wireless phone charger*
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power tailgate
    • Electric luggage compartment cover*
    • Silver-grey dash inlays
    • Leather upholstery
    • Power-adjustable heated front seats
    • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Heated windscreen washers
    • Ambient lighting
    • Rain-sensing window wipers
    • Paddle shifters

    The Q7 50 TDI quattro adds the following:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Electric steering column adjustment*
    • Head-up display
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Aluminium spectrum dash inlays

    The Q7 50 TDI S line and 55 TFSI S line add:

    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • S line front and rear bumpers
    • Privacy glass
    • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
    • Matte brushed aluminum dash inlays
    • Colour-adjustable interior ambient lighting
    • Front sports seat
    • Valcona leather upholstery

    The SQ7 TFSI adds:

    • 22-inch alloy wheels
    • S front and rear bumpers, grille, side sills and rear tailgate spoiler
    • Red brake callipers
    • Aluminium-look side mirrors
    • Power-assisted door closure
    • All-wheel steering
    • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
    • Heated steering wheel

    Features with an ‘*’ are currently unavailable due to semiconductor and component shortages. Audi says to contact your dealer to confirm what is and isn’t available.

    Optional Equipment

    The $5000 Premium plus package available on the Q7 45 TDI quattro adds:

    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Privacy glass
    • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
    • Colour-adjustable interior ambient lighting

    The $13,300 Sensory package available on the SQ7 TFSI adds:

    • 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
    • Alcantara headlining
    • Ventilated and massaging front seats
    • Rear outboard heated seats
    • Leather upper dashboard
    • Climate control ionisation and fragrance

    The $10,900 Dynamic package available on the SQ7 TFSI adds:

    • Active roll stabilisation
    • Quattro sport differential


    The 2022 Audi Q7 range, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Carrara white
    • Glacier white metallic
    • Florett silver metallic
    • Samurai grey metallic
    • Mythos black metallic
    • Galaxy blue metallic
    • Navarra blue metallic
    • Matador red metallic
    • Daytona grey pearl

    For most models, metallic and pearl paints cost an additional $2300. All paint colours are free of charge on the SQ7 TFSI on the other hand, however.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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