brand new engine for 2015 Audi Q7 – prices as well as specs
Audi’s brand new Q7 will go on sale inside UK which summer
Audi Q7 gets a lower-powered diesel engine option which brings the starting cost down to £47,755; which will be followed by a plug-in hybrid
The starting cost for the Audi Q7 SUV has come down to £47,755 with the Discharge of a brand new, lower-powered diesel engine.
The brand new Q7, which offers seven seats as standard inside UK, can be today available having a choice of two 3.0-litre V6 diesels. The brand new addition to the range comes with 215bhp as well as 369lb ft of torque, while promising CO2 emissions as low as 148g/km as well as combined fuel economy of 49.6mpg. which can be capable of 0-62mph in a claimed 7.3sec as well as includes a 134mph top speed.
The higher-powered 3.0 TDI provides 268bhp as well as 442lb ft of torque as well as includes a claimed 0-62mph time of 6.5sec as well as a 145mph top speed, along with combined fuel economy of 47.9mpg as well as CO2 emissions of 153g/km.
Both versions of the vehicle are available to order, with the brand new engine due for first deliveries in October.
The German car maker says the big seven-seat SUV has shed a significant 240kg over its equivalent predecessor, while the all 5-seat type has dropped 325kg.
The enormous drop in kerb weight can be credited to a detailed weight reduction program which has cut 100kg coming from the Q7’s suspension as well as 71kg coming from the Centeng – some 24kg of which has been achieved through the adoption of aluminium doors alone.
Further reductions in weight have also been made possible by a brand new electric architecture as well as refinements to the floorplan, which today uses a greater amount of hot-formed high-strength steel as well as aluminium.
Ingolstadt’s flagship SUV features an evolutionary appearance, having a bold brand new single-frame grille similar in design to which recently brought to the facelifted Q3, more heavily defined wheel arches, tauter surfacing treatment, a more prominent shoulder as well as numerous crease lines within the flanks to help reduce its visual bulk.
A series of newly adopted aerodynamic refinements, including the extensive use of underbody cladding as well as, on selected designs, elements within the grille which automatically close to reduce wind turbulence when engine bay cooling can be not required, has netted the brand new Q7 a drag coefficient of 0.32.
At 5050mm in length, 1970mm in width as well as 1740mm in height, the brand new Audi can be 370mm shorter as well as 15mm narrower than its predecessor when underpinned by its standard steel-sprung suspension. The wheelbase has also been reduced, however by only 10mm at 2990mm.
Despite the reduction in external dimensions, Audi says the Inner surface of the brand new Q7 offers greater accommodation than the product which replaces. While continuing to offer seating for up to seven occupants, the Inner surface has been significantly altered.
much better packaging can be claimed to have liberated an added 21mm between the first as well as second rows of seats, together having a respective 41mm as well as 23mm of head room. The third row of seats also offer 24mm more head room as well as 20mm more shoulder room than before. The brand new Q7 offers 770 litres of storage space with seven passengers on board, as well as up to 1955 litres with the rear benchs unused.
As part of Audi’s efforts to provide the Q7 having a more upmarket positioning, the brand new designs adopts a highly contemporary styled dashboard with minimal switchgear, free-standing 8.3-inch infotainment monitor, digital instrument binnacle similar to which unveiled on the latest TT as well as a prominent centre console having a newly designed MMI controller as well as gear selector.
Both engines include a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox as well as Audi’s torque-sensing quattro four-wheel-drive system – the latter providing a nominal 40/60 apportioning of drive front to rear.
The maximum towing capacity for both designs can be put at 3500kg.
For selected markets, including China as well as North America, Audi has also developed a 2.0 TFSI product which uses a longitudinally mounted type of the firm’s widely used turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with 249bhp as well as 273lb ft of torque.
The second-generation Q7 can be based on a heavily modified type of Audi’s MLB platform, which uses a combination of hot-formed high-strength steel as well as aluminium as part of its weight reduction program.
The same platform can be also planned to underpin successors to the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg, second-generation Porsche Cayenne, upcoming Bentley SUV as well as, possibly, a production type of the Lamborghini Urus.
The brand new Audi rides on a standard steel suspension, although buyers can specify optional air suspension. Also standard are 18in wheels with 235/55 tyres.
In a move aimed at providing the Q7 with added agility, the brand new product also gains an optional rear-wheel-steer function. which countersteers the rear wheels at lower speeds for greater manoeuvrability as well as a reduced turning circle in city driving.
At higher speeds, the rear wheels turn parallel to those at the front at an angle of up to all 5 degrees for added sharpness as well as handling prowess.
Also brand new to the Q7 line-up can be the e-tron quattro, which was revealed at the Geneva motor show in March as well as will go on sale towards the end of which year. The brand new plug-in diesel-electric seven-seat SUV can be claimed to deliver a total range of up to 876 miles, thanks to an official fuel economy figure of 166.2mpg.
The Q7 e-tron quattro can be the first in a range of brand new Audi designs to receive a newly developed plug-in diesel-electric hybrid system which insiders say can be set to play a crucial role inside company’s efforts to meet the stringent 95g/km limit for CO2 emissions set to come into force in 2020.
Developed wholly in-house, the modular system can be based around the German car maker’s familiar turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 common-rail diesel, delivering 254bhp as well as 442lb ft of torque. which can be mated having a disc-shaped electric motor mounted inside front section of the Q7 e-tron quattro’s standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, developing 126bhp as well as 258lb ft. Together they provide a combined system output of 368bhp as well as 381lb ft – sufficient, according to Audi, to endow which having a 0-62mph time of 6.0sec as well as a 140mph top speed.
With an official consumption figure of 166.2mpg, the Q7 e-tron quattro possesses average CO2 emissions of just 50g/km. Energy for its electric motor can be provided by a 17.3kWh lithium-ion battery mounted within the floor of the boot as well as consisting of 168 individual cells. Along with the combined diesel-electric range of 876 miles, Audi also claims an all-electric range of 34 miles.
A two-phase system allows charging at up to 7.2kW. Audi claims an overall charge time of up to two-as well as-a-half hours on a high-voltage system. To boost efficiency, the Q7 e-tron quattro’s diesel-electric hybrid system also receives an integrated heat pump. which collects waste heat coming from the electric drive components as well as uses which to heat the cabin of the brand new Audi when required – a first on a production-based hybrid, according to Audi.
The brand new Audi Q7 will be available in two specifications, SE as well as S Line. SE-spec cars come with 19-inch alloy wheels, while S Line designs get larger 20-inch units. The Q7 also uses the same optional virtual cockpit system as the Audi TT, which sees the traditional instrument cluster replaced by a 12.3-inch TFT screen.
some other equipment includes Audi’s MMI infotainment system, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic lights as well as wipers, parking assistance, hill descent control, keyless go as well as Audi’s drive select system. Prices start at £50,340 for the SE product with the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, with S Line designs costing coming from £53,835.
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