Audi Q7 featured here is the second generation of the nameplate and it has the entry level diesel engine: 3.0 TDI 160 kW/218 hp. This generation of Audi Q7 is the first in its class that can have integral steering (as an option or standard, depending on the engine and trim level), which means that rear wheels are steered too. Another first in the industry is a system that can detect traffic (cars, bikes) comming from the rear and warn the driver by lighting the yellow LEDs in the left side mirror and also the interior ambient light, in red color. This second generation of Audi Q7 is up to 325 kg lighter than the predecessor and comes only with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and quattro (all wheel drive). The infotainment system is new and features Google Maps navigation with very modern graphics (like in the Desktop/PC version with satellite view).
Model: Audi Q7 / Audi Q7 3.0 TDI
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 65,214 Euro
Engine: 3.0-litre (2,967 cc) V6 diesel engine with exhaust turbocharger, longitudinal. The maximum output is 160 kW / 218 PS/hp at 4,400 rpm and peak torque is 500 Nm (approx. 368 lb-ft), available between 1,250 and 3,000 rpm.
Transmission: 8-speed automatic/tiptronic (made by ZF) and quattro (all wheel drive)
Tyres: Pirelli Scorpion verde 255/55R19
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.4 seconds
Top speed: 216 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.5 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 144 CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 75
Dimensions (mm): L 5,052 / w 1,968 / h 1,741
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 890 / 2,075
Wheelbase (mm): 2,994
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,995 kg / 2,050 kg
Front suspensions: Independent, five-link axle with front reclining steering, aluminum wishbones, subframe and stabiliser.
Rear suspension: Independent suspension, five-link axle with rear tie rod and stabiliser.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front; start/stop system; Tyre Pressure Monitor; ABS; ESC/ESP; Audi Pre Sense Basic and Audi Pre Sense City; Audi drive select; electrically adjustable front seats; Bluetooth connectivity; AUX; 2 x USB inside front central armrest; dual-zone climatronic.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Tofana White Paint (831); 18-inch alloy wheels (798); Adaptive Air Suspension (1,722); Audi Matrix LED (2,168); Alcantara-Leather Grey combination (1,302); Sports Steering Wheel 3-spoke with multifunction and paddles (105); Technology Selection (3,109) consisting Audi virtual cockpit, head-up display, night vision assistant, headlights washer system; sport front seats (1,344); heated front seats (327); keyless entry and start (815); MMI navigation plus with MMI touch/touchpad (2,352).
+ very good torsional rigidity and no torsion noise
+ very well balanced suspension
+ very silent
+ very good engine performance
+ fast transmission
+ good fuel economy
+ nice ambiental lights
– perfectible transmission software (sometimes it gets confused on mountain roads)
– easy to scratch back of the key fob
Driven by Adrian M. for 35 km, 9.4 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 4,773 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at La Fouly