Audi Q7 refinements increase comfort and economy
The All-new Audi Q7 boasts an advanced 3.0 Litre TDI engine with fuel-saving capabilities alongside mind blowing technological advancements set to increase the Q7’s status in the SUV segment with it’s latest refinement.
With an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and a 0-62mph time of just 7.3 seconds with a potential top speed of 134mph the performance remains impressive despite it’s focus on improving efficiency. Emissions can be reduced further especially within the SE line when making moderations with smaller 18 inch wheels available.
A significant characteristic of Audi’s standards is the weight optimisation with the multimaterial body-in-white of the refined model which is 71kg lighter than its predecessor improving ride comfort. Optional extras include all-wheel-steering – a unique feature in the SUV segment providing noticeably easier manouverability at low speed and improving steering response at high speed.
The technology doesn’t stop there with latest MMI navigation on an ultra-clear 8.3-inch electrically retractable monitor with a large fingertip-reactive MMI Touch pad serving as a portal for a wealth of entertainment and infotainment content.
Also incorporated within the Q7 is a 10-speaker Audi sound system, electrically operated and heated front seats with four-way electric lumbar support (comfort being key), cruise control, light and rain sensors, the Audi parking system plus with front and rear visual and acoustic guidance, hill descent control and keyless go. Front sport seats in Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara and privacy glass are options available for the S line models.
The Audi virtual cockpit, already seen in the TT and R8 sports cars, provides a 12.3 inch fully digital display helping to accentuate the technological excellence that comes as an expected characteristic of Audi.
Heading to the exterior and a notable change are the LED headlights replacing the SE version standard Xenon units alongside the high beam assist function and dynamic rear indicators. An optional extra are the impressive Matrix LED units which comprise of banks of LEDs capable of reacting individually to the presence of oncoming and leading cars with dynamic rear indicators available on the SE models.
The astounding technological advancements don’t stop there; an evolution of the adaptive cruise control incorporating a traffic jam assistant the Q7 can even take over steering duties on marked roads if traffic is moving at below 37mph.
As always Audi maintain their reputation for the final ‘finishing touches’ with supple twin leather in the SE or leather and Alcantara in the Sline and headroom increased – it’s a win win for passenger comfort.
The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 218PS is available in SE and S line specification priced from £47,755 OTR, and is due with its first UK customers in October.