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by George Skentzos

Audi has created the world’s most powerful full-size diesel-powered passenger SUV after fitting its Q7 with the brand’s unique V12 TDI engine.

The result is an effortless zero to 100km/h time of just 5.5 seconds, coupled with fuel economy usually associated with engines half its size – just 11.9-litres of diesel per 100km.

Audi Q7 V12 TDI Geneva preview

The Q7 V12 TDI also gets optional 21-inch wheels which frame a mammoth performance brake package. Up front are eight-piston calipers biting onto 20-inch carbon-ceramic brake discs with four-piston calipers at the rear.

Audi Q7 V12 TDI Geneva preview

A mixture carbon and aluminium adorns the luxury interior, featuring a full compliment of Verano leather electrically adjustable sport seats and premium Bang&Olufsen sound system.

Audi Q7 V12 TDI Geneva preview

The exterior is comprised of a custom aerokit which can only be described as ‘beefy’, featuring an SUV translation of Audi’s trademark wide-mouth grill front end.