Audi expects that its new 2017 Audi Q7 will become the new benchmark for the luxury SUV segment. With its lightweight body and prominent design, this second generation SUV also sets new standards when it comes to infotainment systems and connectivity. This seven-passenger vehicle comes equipped with the latest in driver assistance technologies.
The main highlight of the 2017 Q7 is that it utilizes a new design language not just on the interior but on the exterior as well. Both the chassis and body are lightweight and they use an interesting mix of materials. For the interior, both drivers and passengers get to enjoy a different driving experience by combining the latest technology with simple and clean lines.
The dash has a double inlay design which can be customized to have interior LED lighting. It also includes the Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System that’s exclusively offered in this segment. All these add to the interior’s luxurious feel. Unlike other systems, Bang & Olufsen gives a musical experience that can only be described as life-like with sound coming from 23 speakers, which include a pair of retractable acoustic lenses.
Power comes from a 23-channel amplifier capable of a 1,920-watt output. A second option is the Bose 3D Sound System which has 19 speakers powered by a 15-channel amplifier with a 558-watt output.
Though the dimensions of the exterior are the same as that of the previous model, the 2017 Q7 has a larger interior capable of seating up to seven passengers. Truly with all the different features available, the Q7 promises to set the trend for other luxury SUVs to follow.
Under the hood, the Q7 3.0T quattro is powered by the 3.0 TFSI engine which is paired with the eight-speed Tiptronic and is capable of delivering 333 horsepower at revolutions between 5,500 and 6,500, with a peak torque of 325 lb.-ft in revolutions between 2,900 and 5,300.
Model year 2017 Audi Q7 Premium starts at $54,800 in the United States, while the Q7 Premium Plus costs $58,800. The 2017 Audi Q7 Prestige will cost you $64,300. Prices exclude destination charges ($950), taxes, title, optional equipment, and dealer charges.