Audi introduced today an entry-level model of the well-known Q7 SUV, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine delivering 204 PS and 450Nm torque. Despite the output, the Audi Q7 is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 127 mph or 204 km/h. As expected, the new diesel engine is also fuel-efficient and delivers 39.2mpg as well as 189g/km of CO2.
Just like the other Q7 models, the power developed by the engine is delivered to all our wheels in a 40% front to 60% rear ratio by the quattro permanent four-wheel-drive system. Moreover, the car offers the standard five-mode air suspension with its variable ground clearance of between 180mm and 240mm.
According to the manufacturer, four specification levels will be available for the Q7: Standard, SE, S line and the new S line Plus. The latter introduces 21-inch 5 segment-spoke alloy wheels, standard metallic paint, tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar rearwards and running boards. Moreover, we have a powered tailgate that boosts practicality.
The interior brings even more supple Verano leather and more luxurious ambiance. The Sport Plus S version brings disk-based satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone preparation with online services giving access to Google Earth navigation mapping and creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for in-car internet access, Audi Music Interface iPod connection linked to an upgraded speaker system and the Audi Parking System Advanced with reversing camera. In order to get the S Line Plus you will have to pay of £4,500 over the existing S line option.
This version is also available in conjunction with five of the six available engines: the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrols in 272PS and 333PS forms, the 204PS and 245PS V6 Diesels and the 340PS 4.2-litre V8 TDI. The Q7 V12 TDI is available with its own unique specification. The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 204PS is priced from £39,995 OTR. The 3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic SE is available for £42,960 OTR, while the 3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line is priced from £44,620 OTR. The top of the line 3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line Plus is priced at £49,120 OTR.