Audi Q7 3.0TDI 200
Audi’s new Q7 is a turning point in the SUV invasion – the second generation is not only more beautiful, but also smaller. Out came out of the old, bluffed car of the old car and appeared a more restrictive, more restrictive machine. It was also a handy lighter that weighed 325kg.
Even so, there is no indifference on the technology front. A powerful diesel engine, seven seats and a festival of equipment and safety equipment means the Q7 is a joy of choice.
The Q7 range is a single car deal at the moment, 3.0 TDI with an eight-speed automatic starting at $ 103,900, about $ 12,000 more expensive than the car it replaces (though perhaps it not a direct replacement).
This insignificant exterior buys you a ten-speaker stereo speaker with Bluetooth and proper USB, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, hilarious daytime running lights and LED interior lighting, head DVD, DAB + radio, electric front seats, sat-nav, bi-xenon adjustable headlights, wipers and automatic headlights, part leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, parking assistance and auto parking , electric rear door, electric rearview mirror.
Our car comes with a long list of options – Audi Connect ($ 750), metallic paint ($ 2400!), Cruise assistance package and active lane assistance ($ 4075), checkout four-zone climate control ($ 1950), Matrix LED headlights ($ 5500), interior lighting package ($ 1380), adaptive air suspension ($ 4950), aluminum interior trim with oak ( $ 2170) and 3D Bose surround sound ($ 2775), resulting in a total of $ 129,850.
Scary, there are more options to have, such as all-wheel drive ($ 2775), S-Line ($ 7460- $ 10085), panoramic sunroof ($ 4250) and the system. B&O 23 incredible speakers ($ 14850) – you get the picture. You can easily drop $ 200,000 on this car.
The new Q7 can easily be mistaken for an Allroad A6, and more than once it has been. The front treatment is quite similar but look closely and you’ll see that the Q7 is taller, longer and bit, better, lower.
Extremely cool internal LED light, the bright strips along the decorative border turn red when the driver switches to Dynamic mode
As always, this Audi has great lighting to catch it on the road, with matrix LED headlights on display quite beautifully. It rolls on large 19-inch wheels and they look just right in less yawning wheel arches.
The new Q7 is about 30 mm shorter than the old car, 15mm narrower, has a slightly shorter wheelbase and 31mm lower. And yes, we think that’s all to make way for a bigger Q8.
Having said that, it’s still very spacious inside, with a usable third row (with power lift and lift, if you want) and an adjustable middle row to help regain balance. There are also ISOFIX child seat mounts for all five rear seats.
The cockpit is by far the most interesting on the planet, with Audi’s fully digital dashboard from TT boasting its position in front of the driver, though Q7 passengers have a more traditional center screen.
There is plenty of storage throughout, including an appropriate number of mugs and the second and third rows with proper air vents.
The interior LED light is extremely cool, the bright strips along the trim border turn red when the driver switches to Dynamic mode.
Six airbags, blind spot monitoring, active safety bonnet, surround view camera, forward collision mitigation and warning, stability and traction control, lane departure warning, control downhill, distribute brake force, reverse traffic warning. Q7 scored five stars ANCAP.
A high-end MMI handles navigation and music tasks in the Q7, not only with the dial but also the touchpad seen previously in the A8 limo. The center screen is retractable is 8 inches, with excellent contrast and clear graphics.
Our car’s 19-speaker Bose is predicted to be powerful and of course, easy to use while the sat-nav is emerging with useful information and responding to voice commands like “I’m Hungry”, by Find nearby places to eat, even ask what you feel like
Only 3.0 TDI is available and in the form of “high power” – meaning a ten percent increase on the old car, with capacity increased from 20kW to 200kW and torque increased from 50Nm to 600Nm.
It is not the same as a diesel engine. Actually, it is not like anything.
Audi says you’ll drop 0-100km / h in 6.5 seconds (maybe when you don’t carry heavy options like air suspension) and get 5.6L / 100km, which is very unlikely.
The eight-speed ZF comes along, when stopped and we saw 9.2L / 100km in a good mix of city and highway running.