2025 Audi Q7 and SQ7 add exterior design changes, lighting enhancements, and technology upgrades to 7-seat SUV versatility



The Audi Q7 and SQ7 are the perfect blend of premium design, an expansive driver-assistance portfolio, and everyday versatility. The 7-passenger SUV with standard quattro(R) all-wheel drive will feature freshened exteriors for model year 2025, including new front and rear fascias, available digital daytime running lights and OLED rear lights with selectable light signatures. Customers can further personalize the most versatile Audi with new wheels, colors, and decorative interior inlays. Audi is also upgrading its 3-row family SUVs with expanded connectivity offerings.

Exterior design

Further refining the Q7's and SQ7's understated elegance, the largest and most versatile SUVs in the Audi lineup receive a host of exterior design changes for model year 2025. Up front, the unmistakable Audi Singleframe octagonal grille now features vertical inlays, visually extending its height. The inlays feature a teardrop shape on the standard Q7 exterior, and are L-shaped on the SQ7. The new grille contours help emphasize the elevated placement of the headlights, with the front-end anchored by new color-framed air intakes.

Audi has systematically reduced the total number of decorative elements on the front of the Q7 and SQ7, helping deliver a cleaner look overall. Further distinguishing 2025 models, elements of the front bumper, door attachment trim, and diffuser can be configured in various finishes. The available Black optic package presents black accents around the Singleframe grille, the trim on the side windows, and on the front and rear fascias. Additionally, the package provides Anthracite Gray Audi rings and dark chrome exhaust tips for both the Q7 and SQ7 models. This package also includes 20" wheels on the Q7 45, and 21" wheels on the Q7 55 (an option on the Q7 45). For the SQ7, the package includes specific 21" 6-Y-spoke design wheels with black finish or an available 22" multispoke S design wheel.

Both the front and rear bumper covers have been subtlety revised, featuring a reworked lower spoiler up front, and a reshaped diffuser at the back punctuated by new functional exhaust tips. The Q7 and SQ7 feature Audi's new badging strategy with the model, derivative, and technology identifier laser etched into the B pillar, and three new metallic exterior colors are available: Sakhir Gold metallic; Ascari Blue metallic; and Chili Red metallic. Wheel options for 2025 Q7 and SQ7 models include five new designs that range in diameter from 20 to 22 inches.

The Audi SQ7 elevates its dynamic character with a redesigned spoiler at the front, a more aggressive rear diffuser, and quad exhausts tips fed by an exhaust system that adds additional acoustic emphasis to the biturbo V8. The SQ7's larger front air intakes feature honeycomb grilles, with an aluminum look for the exterior mirror housings, the inlays in the Singleframe, the edging of the side air intakes and the inlays in the side skirt.

For 2025, the Q7 offers standard Matrix-design LED headlights with the DRL signature. Both the Q7 55 and SQ7 models offer an available HD Matrix-design LED headlight with Audi Laser light. The laser beam pattern, which is active at speeds above 39 mph (when conditions permit), supplements the LED high beam and can further enhance visibility for the driver.

Newly available for the SQ7 are headlights that feature digital daytime running elements providing four unique light signatures for a more personalized appearance. For the first time, the SQ7 will also offer digitalized OLED (organic light emitting diode) rear taillights which provide their own four digital light signatures. Owners can select from the various lighting signatures via the MMI.

New interior treatments and tech

With a 7-passenger seating configuration and easy access to the power-folding third row, the Q7 combines versatility and luxury in one complete package. For 2025, the Q7 45 seam-stitching trim now comes standard in a contrasting gray color, and an available Executive package elevates both physical and acoustic comforts with dual-pane acoustic glass, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, rear sunshades, 4-zone automatic climate control and traffic sign recognition. To underline the model's sporty formula, the SQ7 offers a standard new Carbon twill matte decorative interior inlay, and an Audi Sport Express Red interior package, which includes full red seatbelts, red stitching on the seats, center armrest, door armrest, and on the sides of the center console.

In terms of connectivity technology, for the first time, the Q7 and SQ7 can utilize popular apps from third-party providers such as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, and many more. Via the Audi App Store, selections can be downloaded directly to the MMI and run natively. The Audi App Store will continuously expand with new apps to further enhance individualization of the infotainment system. Additionally, Audi will include online navigation services and Traffic Light Information (TLI) for 3 years at no extra cost, along with a 6-month trial for streaming services and full-speed Wi-Fi.

Chassis and performance

All Audi Q7 models comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive, providing drivers with supreme confidence in varied conditions thanks to its ability to efficiently direct power to all four wheels. Three different powertrains are available to feed the quattro all-wheel-drive system. The Audi Q7 45 features a 261-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The Audi Q7 55 features a 335-horsepower turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger mounted within the engine's V for improved response and thermal efficiency.

The Audi SQ7 features a mighty biturbo 500-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine. The sophisticated V8 engine also features a cylinder on demand system to improve efficiency under certain conditions. All Q7 55 and SQ7 models boast a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds, adding significant practicality.

The SQ7's available S sport package includes two key technologies. The standard quattro all-wheel drive is augmented by a sport rear differential that ensures even more dynamic driving with greater directional stability. The active, dynamically controlled rear-axle differential distributes power as needed between the rear wheels to counteract the tendency to understeer at an early stage. This results in neutral, stable handling when steering, changing direction and accelerating out of bends.

The second component in the S sport package is electromechanical Active roll stabilization (eAWS). Here, both axles are equipped with a compact electric motor coupled to a transmission. It splits the stabilizer bar into two halves. When driving straight, it allows them to work largely independently of each other, which reduces body movements on uneven roads. In sporty driving, however, the electric motor causes the two halves to rotate in opposite directions, thus working together as a unit to help reduce body pitch in corners.