Audi high tech is definitely out there again. A brilliant proof of this is the all new Q7. Audi showed its true mastery in lightweight bodywork construction by making the Q7 not less than 325 kilograms lighter. The Q7 features a so-called multi material body and of course has an all new chassis. This warrants Audi sportiness in driving, and last but not least, by throwing in state of the art engine technology, Audi has succeeded in bringing the fuel consumption down dramatically: as much as 28 pct for the TFSI and 23 pct for the TDI versions.
Hans Knol ten Bensel
Audi always has attached great importance to performance, combined with excellent economy and quality. The Q7 is of course no exception. Power is abundant: the 3 litre TDI delivers 200 kW or 272 HP, resulting in accelerations from 0 to 100 km/h in merely 6,3 seconds. The 3 litre 245 kW TFSI is even 0,2 seconds faster.
Needless to say that this puts the Audi on top of its SUV segment. The V6 diesel will only consume 5,6 litres / 100 km, resulting in 149 g/km of CO2 emissions.
State of the art electronics
As can be expected, the Q7 will offer you the latest in infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. The car has now an infotainment platform of the second generation, and an MMI system with an intuitive and large touchpad. The Audi connect services are further enhanced, and the rear passengers have tablets at their disposal. 3D audio, smartphone integration, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are offered too.
On the centre console ahead of the gear selector, the large touchpad can clearly be seen...
Quattro power ahead
Rather sooner than later, the Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro will also be available. It will be the first plug in hybrid built by Audi with a Diesel engine. It will have a massive 373 Hp of system power and a whopping 700 nM of torque. We would say, gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts, and also be surprised at the fuel pump: NEDC consumption is said to be a mere 1,7 litres per 100 kilometres...
We are of course anxious to get acquainted with the car in the near future, and treat you soon to further Audi news, like the new face lifted A1 which was also to be seen on the Audi Brussels show stand.
Hans Knol ten Bensel