There are quite a number of sports utility vehicles in the country and the global car markets, which are massive and are laden with impressive features and other aspects. One of them is the most magnanimous premium SUV, Audi Q7 , which was first launched in the global car market in year, 2007. This splendid and formidable sports utility vehicle was showcased at the Geneva Automobile Show and the production of this Audi Q7 started in the same year itself. This muscular SUV was introduced into the lucrative Indian car market amid a lot of fanfare and was an instant hit with the Indian populace. Audi India is the fully owned subsidiary of the transnational German luxury car maker, Audi, which is globally renowned to be the manufacturers of some flawless and immaculately designed luxury sedans and SUV's. Audi India was established in year, 2007, but the company was selling their luxury cars in the Indian car market since year 2004. Their head office is based in the financial capital of the country, Mumbai and they also have a massive manufacturing unit in Aurangabad, which is a district in the state of Maharashtra and is shared with the Czech car maker, Skoda India. The reason for the popularity was this SUV's immensely spacious and lavish interiors along with a heavy duty, performance packed diesel mill. Apart from these crucial aspects, the kind of protective and convenience features that has been incorporated in this Audi Q7 SUV are best in class and highly sophisticated. The company has put in a lot of effort to make this formidable SUV a flawless block buster, which has ruled numerous hearts since the time it was launched. This huge SUV is brought into the Indian car bazaar through the CBU (completely built up units) route and then sold to the Indian customers. Audi India presently has close to twenty authorized company outlets, which are selling their luxury vehicles across the country in eleven states and a couple of Union Territories as well. The Audi Q7 is being offered in three variants of which there are a couple of 3.0-litre trims, one of which is petrol and another diesel engine based option. There is also another high end diesel variant, which has been equipped with a 4.2-litre diesel engine as well to select from . Both the 3.0-litre engines (petrol and diesel) along with the other commanding 4.2-litre mill has 6 cylinders and 24 valves along with the highly acclaimed Quattro permanent 4-wheel drive system. The company has also equipped these variant with an advanced turbocharger along with a CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system as well.
The exterior features of this muscular SUV, Audi Q7 are simply stunning and can certainly astound the customers. Some of the top class features which have been included in this awe inspiring SUV are a parking system with a sophisticated rear camera, a superior Bose surround sound audio system along with a brilliant multimedia interface that also includes an extended music system along with Radio FM, Aux-in, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity as well to enhance the in-cabin entertainment quotient and the comfort level of the driver, automatic air conditioning along with a horde of other exciting comfort features, which will certainly amaze the buyers. This formidable SUV has also been incorporated with a long list of vital safety and protective features, which will keep the passengers as well as this huge SUV safe from any untoward incidents. Some of these are an anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution as well. Then there is the advanced electronic differential lock system along with other vital features like traction control, anti slip regulation and several other such safety aspects as well. The company has also fitted this SUV with remarkable 18 inch front disc brakes that are ventilated and the 17 inch ventilated disc brakes of the rear tyres help in competent handling of this muscular SUV. On the other hand, this SUV also has an electronically controlled air suspension. This adaptive air suspension also has an infinitely variable adaptive damping system for all the four wheels and automatically controls this SUV’s level and damping. This glorious Audi Q7 4.2 weighs in the range of a whopping 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes making it one of the heaviest and sturdy SUV’s in the Indian as well as other international car markets.
Audi Q7 Mileage
The company has fitted this elegant Audi Q7 with a CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system for the diesel engines, which aids in generating a healthy mileage. The company claims that the 3.0-litre diesel engine has the capacity to produce a moderate mileage of 12.07 Kmpl. While the other powerful 4.2-litre diesel engine can churn out a mileage of 10.87 Kmpl , which seems to be quite good for an SUV with a hefty weight. On the other hand, The 3.0-litre petrol engine of this SUV has been equipped with a TFSI (turbo fuel stratified injection) and has the ability to generate a reasonably good mileage of approximately 8.62 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions.
Power of Audi Q7
The 4.2-litre engine based Audi Q7 has a whopping power of 335bhp at 4000rpm along with a thumping maximum torque of 800Nm at 1750 – 2750rpm. While the other 3.0-litre diesel version can churn out 241bhp at 3800 – 4400rpm in combination with a pounding torque output of 550Nm at 1750 – 2500rpm, which is quite good. The only petrol engine of 3.0-litre in this model line up gas the ability to produce 328bhp at 5500 – 6500rpm and a maximum torque output of 440Nm at 2900 – 5300rpm, which is rather powerful.
Audi Q7 Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Audi Q7
Bahia Beige Metallic
Sycamore Green Metallic
Cobalt Blue Metallic
Condor Grey Metallic
Ice Silver Metallic
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The company has bestowed this powerful SUV with commanding petrol and diesel engines, which can generate impressive power and a mind boggling torque output. This further enhances the acceleration and the pickup of these SUV's and gives the passengers a thrilling drive. The power packed 4.2-litre diesel engine can propel this SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 6.4 seconds and this SUV can attain a top speed of 240 Kmph , which is rather exciting. The other 3.0-litre diesel engine takes 12.07 seconds to cross the 100 Kmph barrier and can attain a top speed of 215 Kmph. The singular 3.0-litre petrol mill in this model lineup has the ability to reach a top speed of 243 Kmph and can propel this petrol SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in about 6.9 seconds.
Audi Q7 Exteriors
The exteriors of this flamboyant SUV, Audi Q7 are simply mind blowing. To begin with, the huge body structure of this SUV that is extremely aerodynamic and has been given quite a few brilliant and enticing features, which are bound to amaze the buyers. The frontage is gigantic with a massive front grille, which has been given quite a bit of chrome treatment that makes it look urbane. The overall silhouette of this magnificent SUV is alike a Coupe along with an arch like roof and suave curves emphasizes the energetic and lively posture of this wonderful SUV. The smart front radiator grille is of a single frame and is colored in a rich glossy black along with the vertically placed chrome bars, which gives this SUV a formidable look. This grille has the company acclaimed four ringed insignia embedded on it and is flanked with a large head lamp cluster. The head light cluster has been powered with high intensity Xenon Plus lamps, which are extremely radiant and gives a crystal clear view to the driver. The lamp cluster also has been integrated with bright LED day time running lights as well, which adds to the appeal of this SUV. The massive body colored front bumper has been fitted with a couple of round shaped fog lamps as well to boost the vision in adverse weather conditions as well. The front wind screen has toughened glass and a pair of intermittent wipers, which work very efficiently. The side profile is smooth and lustrous with body colored outside rear view mirrors that have been fitted with the side turn blinkers. The company has bestowed the pronounced wheel arches of this Audi Q7 SUV with a set of classy 18 inch alloy wheels that are made of cast aluminum and their size is 8 J x 18. These smart set of wheels are covered with high performance tubeless radials of size 255/55 R 18, which gives this SUV a very stylish and sporty look. A spare wheel is also equipped with the SUV, which is placed at the rear end. The rear end has a big tail lamp cluster along with a large windscreen that has a rear wash and wipe, dual exhaust pipes that are finished in chrome, a couple of bright reflectors and a remotely operated tail gate as well. The company is offering this splendid SUV, Audi Q7 with some very vivacious and lively colors, which will certainly entice the customers. This list of exterior paints in which this superb SUV is offered are a night black metallic finish option, a metallic teak brown finish, a metallic cobalt blue option, an exquisite lava grey finish with pearl effect, an elegant Ibis White exterior paint option, a metallic condor grey finish, a flamboyant garnet red with pearl effect finish option, a metallic ice silver finish, a metallic Bahia beige and also a premium orca black with metallic finish. These exterior paints in combination with plush interior upholstery options to choose from gives this SUV a very up market and classy appeal.
The overall length of this SUV is a whopping 5086mm along with a total width of 1983mm inclusive of the external rear view mirrors. The total height of this SUV is around 1737mm along with an enormous wheel base of 3002mm, which is one of the biggest in this segment. The ground clearance of this Audi Q7 is close to 205mm and it has five doors in all including the tail gate with a boot space of 775 litres. The total kerb weight of this SUV ranges between 2315 kgs to 2485 kgs, while the huge fuel tank of this SUV can contain 100 litres of fuel in it, which is quite substantial.
Audi Q7 Interior
The interior upholstery is being offered in a few options to select from, which are of made of cricket leather and are in peanut brown, black, cardamom beige, pale grey and savannah beige color as well. One look at this SUV and you would know that it’s gigantic and massive. This muscular and colossal SUV, Audi Q7 has amazing internal space and lots of head room, shoulder space and plenty of leg room. Along with these arresting exterior features , the company has also done up the insides of this luxuriant SUV, Audi Q7 with flamboyance and have incorporated some very lavish and swish aspects in it. To begin with, the seating arrangement is extremely comfortable and this SUV can accommodate seven passengers without any effort. The seats are covered with premium leather upholstery, which makes the interiors of this Audi Q7 SUV look classy and elegant.
The Audi Q7 is loaded to the gills and is a top seller in its own segment with the company providing it with some of the most highly developed and refined features. The inventory of these highly sophisticated features is quite long and includes the advanced Audi parking system plus for simplified parking of this massive SUV, an auto hold function that increases the convenience factor, a powerful and extremely efficient three zone automatic air conditioning unit with rear vents that cools the large cabin effortlessly and within a short span of time. Then there is a stylish and very responsive multi-function power steering with mounted audio and other controls along with gear shift paddles, electrically adaptable front seats with memory function for the driver’s seat , Cruise control, a front center arm rest to add to the driver as well as the side passenger’s comfort. This SUV has been given a very sophisticated internal mirror that has automatic dimming, which also includes light and rain sensor as well, a storage package, sun blinds for the rear windows and a Audi music interface with a powerful audio system with varied input systems, speakers, remote control, steering mounted audio as well as phone buttons, Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones and many more such functions.
The insides of this roomy SUV are rather luxuriant and gives ample legroom along with pertinent shoulder and head space to all the occupants. This SUV has a head room of 1030mm in the front along with a 990mm of space for the middle row and a moderate 789mm for the rear end. This Audi Q7 has the boot space capacity of 765 litres that can be increased to a whopping 2035 liters, when the middle as well as the rear end seats are folded. This magnificent SUV also has a roof load limit of 100 Kgs and it has a maximum trailer load of about 750 Kgs, which is rather impressive.
Audi Q7 Engine and Performance
The company has given this glorious Audi Q7, a heavy duty and high performance diesel engine, which is quite gigantic. This engine is an eight cylinder, 32 valves, 4.2-litre, turbocharged direct injection (TDI) mill, which has a common rail injection system for added fuel efficiency and an exhaust gas turbocharger, which makes it superior and refined. This engine can displace close to 4134cc along with a whopping power of 335bhp at 4000rpm along with a thumping maximum torque of 800Nm at 1750 – 2750rpm. While the other 3.0-litre diesel version can displace 2967cc and has six cylinders, 24 valves along with a similar CRDi fuel supply system and a turbocharger. This engine can churn out 241bhp at 3800 – 4400rpm in combination with a pounding torque output of 550Nm at 1750 – 2500rpm, which is quite good. The only petrol engine of 3.0-litre has the capacity to displace 2995cc and has six cylinders and 24 valves along with a TFSI (turbo fuel stratified injection). This is the singular petrol mill in this model line up and has the ability to produce 328bhp at 5500 – 6500rpm and a maximum torque output of 440Nm at 2900 – 5300rpm, which is rather powerful. All these three different engines have been skilfully mated with a 8-speed tiptronic gear box transmission and also the highly acclaimed quattro permenant all wheel drive as well.
The company has equipped the flared up and astutely carved out wheel arches of this Audi Q7 SUV with a set of stylish 18 inch alloy wheels that are made of cast aluminum and their size is 8 J x 18. These modish set of gleaming rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 255/55 R 18 , which gives this SUV a very stylish and sporty look. A spare wheel is also equipped with the SUV, which is placed at the rear end under the boot compartment.
Braking & Handling
This is one of the most important and crucial aspect of this SUV as the Audi Q7 is massive and needs quite some space on the roads. The company has equipped this splendid SUV with quite a few features, which will efficiently work together and assist in a smooth handling of this SUV. The Audi Q7 has been equipped with a powerful and competent braking system, which has a dual circuit diagonally split mechanism with an ABS along with EBD as well. All these along with the remarkable 18 inch front disc brakes that are ventilated and the 17 inch ventilated disc brakes of the rear tyres help in competent handling of this muscular SUV. This braking system is further enhanced by the company as it has been equipped with a hydraulic brake assist as well. On the other hand, the incredible suspension mechanism of this formidable SUV, Audi Q7 is an electronically controlled air suspension. This adaptive air suspension also has an infinitely variable adaptive damping system for all the four wheels and automatically controls this SUV’s level and damping. There are about five different modes namely – Automatic, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-road and Lift mode. These modes can be selected through the brilliant and highly developed multimedia interface (MMI) system. Apart from these varied modes, the driver can also select the level control as well as the loading level of this SUV through this multimedia interface.
Handling & Safety
The list includes an anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution as well. Then there is the advanced EDL (electronic differential lock) system along with other vital features like traction control, anti slip regulation (ASR), an ESR (electronic stabilization program) for improved handling and stability. Then there are the seat belts which are for each and every occupant. This Audi Q7 SUV also has dual front and side airbags for added protection of the front passengers along with a advanced head air bag system as well, which protects the passengers from all the angles, child safety locks for the rear doors, a highly developed anti theft alarm system along with an engine immobilizer, a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, power door locks, front and side impact beams, a space saving spare wheel that makes space for bringing in additional luggage when needed, a tool kit and jack, a first aid kit in case of any untoward incident while driving, a vehicle stability control system, a crash sensor and also an engine check warning. All these and many more such significant safety aspects integrated in this Audi Q7 SUV makes it one of the most admired and safe vehicles in the country.
Stereo & Accessories in Audi Q7
The company has incorporated an advanced and highly developed multimedia interface (MMI) that also includes an extended Audi music system along with Radio FM, Aux-in, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones as well. The music system comes from the renowned Bose company and has a six disc changer along with a double tuner and a powerful surround sound system. Then there is a rear seat entertainment preparation along with voice control and a driver information system, which has a radiant color display as well.
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Pros & Cons
Audi Q7 Pros :
Extremely stylish and aerodynamic exterior structure, loaded with top of the line comfort and safety aspects, a powerful and heavy duty engine, road side assistance.
Audi Q7 Cons :
Too big to drive on smaller roads, mileage can be made better, turning radius is quite large and a very expensive price tag.