2017 Audi Q7 2.0T: Dropping Two Cylinders Saves $5800 however Not Much Gas
In Audi’s Nimitz-class SUV, the Q7, base motivation has been a supercharged V-6 with 333 horsepower as well as 325 lb-ft of torque. For 2017, however, Audi will also sell you its three-row hauler with the brand’s 2.0-liter turbo four. Those who sign up For just two fewer cylinders will save a significant lump of cash—however they should expect little, if any, additional savings at the pump.
At $49,950, a base 2.0-liter turbo Q7 Premium will be $5800 cheaper than a supercharged Q7 3.0T. as well as the $53,950 Q7 2.0T Premium Plus undercuts the 3.0T Premium Plus by the same cost margin. All of the standard equipment on the V-6 products carries over to the fours. however if you want all the goodies available on the top Prestige trim, you’ll be forced to go with the V-6 (at $65,250), since the 2.0-liter isn’t offered in Prestige form.
within the latest A4, that will revised turbo four, at 252 horsepower as well as 273 pound-feet of torque, will be downright quick. within the Q7, the idea has to schlep another 1200-plus pounds, not to mention the weight of cargo as well as potentially a few adults as well as two kids stretched out over its three rows of seats.
So the idea’s not surprising that will the fuel-economy benefit of the four-cylinder in that will 5000-pound car will be minimal: just 1 mpg. Compared to the 3.0T’s EPA-estimated 19 mpg city as well as 25 mpg highway, the four-banger delivers 20 mpg city as well as the same 25 mpg on the highway. the idea also loses 3300 pounds of towing capacity, currently rated at 4400 pounds.
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For true efficiency within the Q7, the idea looks like we’ll have to wait for the Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid, although Audi has yet to confirm that will design for the U.S. market.