Audi has announced that it will add an entry-level Q7 model with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
In the US, the price difference is between the 2.0 Premium that starts at $49,950 (R693 355) is a substantial $5,800 (R80 500) less than a 3.0 Premium, which starts at $55,750 (R773 865).
You pay for the power though. The 3.0-litre V6 engine puts out 250kW and 440Nm of torque, while the new entry level Q7’s 2.0-litre turbo-four only offers 188 ponies and 370Nm of torque. However, Audi says the 2.0 is half a second quicker to 100km/h than the entry-level V6 model from 2015. The four-cylinder will tow up to 2 tonnes with the towing package, which is much less than the V6’s 3.5 tonne capacity.
If power and towing capacity don’t fall into your category of needs, the new 2.0-liter version offers a money saving option.
There’s no word yet if this entry level Q7 will be hitting the showroom floors in South Africa or what it will be priced at.