The Q7 was revised for 2019, introducing styling tweaks such as a redesigned grille, front and rear bumpers, new side sills, chrome trim for the tailgate and revised exhaust tips. It comes with two-tone paint as standard, which highlights the front splitter, side skirts, wheelarches and rear diffuser in anthracite., a range of mild-hybrid powertrains and refined chassis.
LED headlights are included as standard, Matrix LEDs or HD Matrix LEDs and Audi Laser Light are offered as additional cost options. The HD Matrix LEDs and Audi Laser Light combines automatic controlled high beam with small laser module in each unit to double the range of the Q7's full beam.
Air suspension as standard. Audi has also expanded the Q7's options list to include a new active roll-stabilisation system. It provide active anti-roll bars, controlled by a 48-volt electric motor that automatically adjust to reflect driving style and road conditions.
Three mild-hybrid 3.0-litre V6 powertrains are available, with the choice of two diesels and one petrol. The entry-level 45 TDI diesel produces 228 bhp and 500Nm of torque with a claimed 0-62 mph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 142 mph. Mid-range 50 TDI models produce 282 bhp and 600Nm of torque, delivering a 0-62 mph of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. The 55 TFSI petrol model comes with 335 bhp and 500Nm of torque, with a claimed 6.0 seconds and a 155 mph electronically limited top speed. An eco-focused plug-in hybrid 55 TFSI e version will be introduced few months after initial sales.
Audi also offers a performance-focused SQ7 version, powered by a 429 bhp 4.0-litre V8 turbodiesel with 900Nm of torque; it has a claimed 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph. The US model will use a V8 engine with the same displacement (shared with the US-market SQ8), albeit fueled by gasoline/petrol and producing 500bhp and 770Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque; it will go on sale in late spring 2020.