Audi announced today that a new engine for the Q7 family will be available, a retuned version of the popular 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine.
According to the manufacturer, the new engine delivers 150 kW (204 hp) and delivers an impressive fuel consumptions of just 7.2 liters of diesel per 100 km (32.67 miles per U.S. gallon). Still, the engine is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Regarding its performances, the Q7 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 205 km/h (127.38 mph) with the optional air suspension and 202 km/h (125.52 mph) with steel suspension.
The engine delivers a maximum torque of 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) which remains constant between 1,250 and 2,750 rpm.
Furthermore, in order to achieve the best fuel consumption in its class, the car is fitted with a start-stop system that the engine as soon as the vehicle comes to a stop, as well as with an energy recovery system which can store the energy during braking.
Its CO2 equivalent is just 189 grams per km (304.17 grams per mile) – no other large SUV from a European brand boasts such a low value.