Earlier today we showed you the TT Coupe and Cabriolet Facelift but it appears that Audi didn't stop here and revealed the 2011 Q7 SUV featuring a choice of three new V6 engines and an 8-speed tiptronic transmission. The popular SUV brings two new gasoline engines, both V6 units but with different power outputs and a second generation of the V6 TDI.
The new 3.0 TFSI engine introduces Audi's downsizing strategy: replacing engine displacement with supercharging. The basic version of the 3.0 TFSI engine delivers 200 kW (272 hp) and has a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) over a broad engine-speed range from 2,250 to 4,750 rpm. It pushes the car from standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 7.9 seconds while the top speed achieved is 222 km/h (137.94 mph), or 225 km/h (139.81 mph) with adaptive air suspension.
The second version of the comes with 245 kW (333 hp) and a torque of 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) is made in 6.9 seconds whole the top speed is electronically limited to 243 km/h (150.99 mph) and 245 km/h (152.24 mph) with the adaptive air suspension.
Both versions of the engine show an impressive fuel consumption of 10.7 liters per 100 kilometers (21.98 US mpg), and compared with the previous engine which are replacing, the 3.6 FSI and the 4.2 FSI, fuel consumption has been reduced by 1.4 and 2.0 l/100 km, 12 and 16 percent respectively.
Regarding the 3.0 TDI engine, this comes with a rated output of 176 kW (240 hp) and a constant 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque all the way from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. It can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 7.9 seconds and reaches its top speed at 215 km/h (133.59 mph) or, with adaptive air suspension, 218 km/h (135.46 mph). The fuel consumption is still low, averaging 7.4 liters per 100 km (31.79 US mpg), which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 195 grams per kilometer (313.82 g/mile). Audi also offers a second version of the 3.0 TDI clean diesel which is already compatible with the Euro 6 standard, which does not come into force until 2014.
The clean diesel features a DeNox catalytic converter in the exhaust system reduces the remaining oxides of nitrogen by means of an additive. Regarding the power, it has the same 176 kW (240 hp) and an impressive 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque between 2,000 and 2,250 rpm. It takes the Q7 from a standstill up to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 8.1 seconds and gives it a top speed of 215 km/h (133.59 mph), or 218 km/h (135.46 mph) with adaptive air suspension. Its average fuel consumption is 8.4 liters per 100 km (28.00 US mpg).
The Q7 4.2 TDI powered by the V8 diesel engine also shows a reduced fuel consumption from 9.9 (23.76 US mpg) to 9.2 liters per 100 km (25.57 US mpg) â€š by installing a 2,000-bar fuel injection system and minimizing internal friction. The big engine delivering 250 kW (340 hp) and 800 Nm of torque pushes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.4 seconds and top speed achieved is 242 km/h (150.37 mph). As we said, Audi introduces a new automatic transmission for all six- and eight-cylinder Q7 versions. The new eight-speed tiptronic lowers fuel consumption by about five percent and is based on the six-speed unit, but with another friction-clutch shift element added.