The world has been waiting for this car since 2010, when the second generation of the VW Touareg was presented. Then Cayenne was updated and all were anticipating, how the new Audi Q7 on the same platform will look like? But the Germans were in no hurry to answer and pulled another 5 years. They ignored a second platform Touareg and Cayenne, and decided to change the trend. As a result, Q7 was built on the new MLB platform, shared with the Bentley Bentayga. And what happened?
The premiere of the 2016 Audi Q7 was held at the motor show in Detroit, nevertheless the Europeans were able to see aline this SUV first time at the show in Geneva which was in spring. The inner look of the new Audi went through developmental variations. So exterior of the car has remained completely recognizable, but we can see more harsh edges in the ouside design, so it looks more sporty and it had lost itd previous adiposity.
The design of exterior
The car has got new larger radiator grille now with horizontal ribs. Also, developers have equipped car a totally updated light engineering. You can also see different bumper, more raised sidewall that has less prominent wheel arches. According to overall dimensions it is woth to say that the 2016 Audi Q7 became slightly narrower and shorter than its predecessor. So the length of novelty is 5050 mm (- 37), the value of the wheelbase is 2 990, width – 1970 (-15), height – 1740. Compared with its forerunner, the innovated generation of the car is also on 325 kg lighter. Now the basic variant of the SUV with a gasoline motor weighs 1970 kg, and variant with a diesel motor – 1995.
Audi`s Iinner design has experienced more considerable changes. Here you can see completely new front panel, steering wheel, devices, completely another center console and the dashboard, where the lever of gear box with the original shape is situated. The central deflectors of the ventilation look like combined with overlay. The display of MMI infotainment system may be with a diagonal of 7.0 or 8.3 inches, and a fully digital instrument panel with a display of 12.3 inches is available for an additional charge.
Specifications of the car
The new Audi Q7 is built on a modular MLB platform. In the European market this SUV made its debut with two 3,0-liter turbo motors. At the same time gasoline agregate produces 333 hp (440 Nm) and diesel one – 272 hp and 600 Nm. They both are aggregated in a pair with 8-band automatic machine. Acceleration from zero to a hundred km in the first case takes 6.1 seconds (average consumption in the combined cycle is declared at the level of 7.7 liters per hundred), in the second case – 6.3 seconds, but the consumption is only 5.7 l / 100 km. The initial 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine with capacity 252 hp (370 Nm), as well as an economical 3-liter diesel ultra TDI, that can give 218 power and 500 Nm of torque have appeared in the lineup later.
The initial equipment of new model is quite rich, and already in the database crossover offers: aluminum wheels, electric front seats and the boot lid, branded audio system and cruise control. Onboard electronics off-road Audi is complemented blind zone control system, automatic handbrake, navigating system, the keyless entry with engine startup button, rain and light gauges, as well as phone hands free and Bluetooth. Russian home sales of the new car were held in the month of May 2015.
So, it is also worth to remind that Audi Q7 is 5-7-seater SUV of «K2» class. The car was unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in January 2006. In 2009, Audi has officially unveiled the updated Q7 at the Shanghai auto show.