Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI

The Audi Q7 V12 TDI is set to launch (but not here in the U.S.), and it's just the thing to give that annoying neighbor with his fancy VW Touareg V10 TDI a debilitating inferiority complex. 500 horsepower and approximately enough torque to counter-rotate the Earth (758 lb-ft) come standard on Audi's diesel monster. 21-inch wheels mask carbon ceramic brakes, LED running lamps help light the way, and the interior is a festival of dead cow, TV screens, and Alcantara, all trimmed neatly in aluminum and carbon fiber. If we were, say, Russian gangsters, we'd totally be driving one of these. (Except Neff, who would undoubtedly, stubbornly continue rolling in the Alero.) In conjunction with the launch, Audi dumped a slew of new pictures on its media site, so here they are. Click away.

[Source: Audi]

Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro

  • V12 TDI with displacement of six liters, 368 kW (500 hp) output and 1,000 Nm torque (737.56 lb-ft)
  • Common rail injection with a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar for highly cultivated operation and smooth combustion
  • 0 – 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.5 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155.34 mph, electronically capped)
  • Enhanced six-speed tiptronic with superior shifting comfort
  • quattro four-wheel drive with dynamic torque split
  • adaptive air suspension and electronically controlled shock absorbers as standard
  • 20-inch wheels, with option of 21-inch wheels
  • High-performance disk brakes made of carbon-fiber ceramic as standard
  • Striking changes to exterior design
  • Leather-covered seats, carbon fiber inlays
  • Sporty, luxurious equipment, seats electrically adjusted and heated, Bose sound system, electric tailgate
The equipment, specifications, and prices stated herein refer to the model line offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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