Q7 2006-2020 4.2 TDI Quattro Technology Review
The magnanimous premium SUV, Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro was first launched in the global market in year, 2007. 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. The reason for the popularity was immensely spacious and luxuriant interiors along with a heavy duty power packed diesel engine. Apart from these crucial aspects, the kind of features that has been gifted is best in class and highly developed. This huge SUV is brought into the Indian car bazaar through the CBU route. This massive premium SUV has been incorporated with a V8 diesel power train that has a turbocharger along with a common rail injection fuel supply system. Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro has a 4.2-litre mill with the highly acclaimed Quattro permanent 4-wheel drive system. This SUV has also been fitted with some world class safety and comfort features as well, which makes it one of the best vehicles in the country.
The exteriors of this flamboyant Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro are extremely aerodynamic and has been given many enticing features. The frontage has a massive front grille, which has quite a bit of chrome treatment on it. 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. The head light cluster has been powered with high intensity Xenon Plus lamps and bright LED day time running lights as well. The side profile is smooth with body colored outside rear view mirrors that have been fitted with the side turn blinkers. The wheel arches gets a set of 20 inch light alloy wheels of size is 9 J x 20. These smart set of rims are covered with tubeless radials of size 255/55 R20 110Y XL. 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 overall length of this SUV is 5086mm along with a total width of 1983mm. The total height of this SUV is 1737mm along with a wheel base of 3002mm. The ground clearance of this Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro is 206mm and it has a total kerb weight of 2450 kg.
Along with these arresting exterior features, the company has also done up the insides of this luxuriant SUV, Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro with flamboyance and have incorporated some very lavish and swish aspects in it. 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 4.2 TDI Quattro SUV look classy and elegant. The multi functional power steering wheel along with the gear shift lever and the hand brake area are all covered in leather. The doors have fabric inserts and give a rich feel to the interiors of this SUV. The dashboard is smooth and made up of high quality materials, which adds to the elegance of the insides. The external rear view mirrors are automatically retractable with a dimming and a memory function as well, electrically operated tail gate, all power windows, rear wind screen gets a rear wash and wipe along with a defogger, rear completely folding seats that allows storing more luggage. Apart from all these features, this Audi Q7 4.2 TDI QuattroSUV also has lots of internal storage spaces like cup and bottle holders, glove box and other door pockets that can store handy things. Apart from these, there are wood inlays that enhance its interior looks, rear floor mats, an on-board computer and lots of other such features as well.
Engine and Performance:
The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro has a high performance diesel engine. This power train is an eight cylinder, 4.2-litre, 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 4134cc along with a peak yield of 340bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a thumping torque of 550Nm at 1750 – 2750rpm. This massive power train has been skillfully mated with an eight speed tiptronic gear box transmission along with the acclaimed Quattro permanent all wheel drive system as well.
Braking and Handling:
The company has equipped this SUV 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. On the other hand, the suspension mechanism of this formidable Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro 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.
The list includes an ABS along with EBD, the advanced electronic differential lock system along with other vital features like traction control, anti slip regulation, an electronic stabilization program for improved handling and stability. Then there are the seat belts which are for each and every occupant. This Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro SUV also has dual front and side airbags for added protection of the front passengers, 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 vehicle stability control system, a crash sensor and also an engine check warning.
The inventory of these highly sophisticated features is quite long and includes the advanced Audi parking system plus, an auto hold function and a powerful and extremely efficient three zone automatic air conditioning unit with rear vents. 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, an advanced and highly developed multimedia interface (MMI) that also includes an extended 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 Bang and Olufsen and has a six disc changer along with a double tuner and a powerful surround sound system.
Pros: Incredible exteriors, fitted with top class comfort and safety features, a powerful and heavy duty diesel engine.
Cons: Too big for smaller roads, mileage can be improved, turning radius is massive and a hefty price.
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