Audi Q7 My Test Drive Review on Performance
It was the Audi Q7 which kick-started the premium SUV segment for the German brand in India. The vehicle also helped the company to strengthen its footprints in the country. I test drove the new Audi Q7 40TFSI which the company launched last year and I must say the carmaker has really played some trick to give this update a mass appeal. And that is downsizing the engine to give it respite from taxes. The car is powered by 1967cc turbocharged petrol engine that makes 252PS and peak torque of 370Nm, paired to 8-speed automatic gearbox. The numbers are pretty much healthy given the size of the engine. The motor is super silent when you kick start it, however, once you press the gas paddle, you will realize that this is an internal combustion engine. And what?s more interesting is that the engine downsizing hasn?t slowed down the performance by a huge margin and resulted in very small impact. Once the cars cruise at the middling pace, the magic of 8-speed transmission comes to play. Though, you can neglect the slight hiccup in the start. Much like before, you will get extremely comfortable and supple ride quality along with loads of tech. Now coming on to the pricing, for the folks who love to drive petrol powered Q7 and are chauffeur driven, the 40TFSI at Rs. 71 lakhs is a good alternative in hand. However, for the thrilling performance for an SUV like this, they should choose the 45TDI diesel engine which will cost just Rs. 3 lakh more.
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