At the front end, the large single-frame radiator grille has been redesigned. Vertical chrome bars contrast with its black high-gloss finish. The bumpers too have been restyled. Their lower section is now painted in a contrasting black or grey, depending on the body colour. The newly integrated underbody protection in the centre section of the bumper has a distinctive ribbed design.
At the rear end, the bumper has also been given two-tone paintwork; the tailgate, which includes a portion of the rear pillars in an S-shaped contour, has been given a new and distinctively 3D shape in the vicinity of the license plate bracket. To reduce the weight of the Q7, the tailgate has been made of aluminium, as have the engine hood and the fenders. Standard LEDs in the tail lights create a distinctive lighting pattern.
A multitude of detailed improvements in the interior enhance the elegance and the sense of well-being. The instrument cluster has been redesigned: the large, round, easily readable instruments are encircled by metallic frames. Interior lights in the door linings and an inlay on the passenger side enhance the interior styling. Many details of the control elements have been restyled and also enhanced by chrome elements.
The Audi Q7 is available with five powerful and highly efficient direct injection engines, three of them petrol-powered and two diesel engines, including the world’s most powerful diesel SUV, the Audi Q7 V12 TDI. Their power is transmitted via a six-speed tiptronic transmission to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which distributes it between the axles with slightly more than half to the rear.
The 3.0 TDI puts out 176 kW and delivers as much as 550 Nm between 2000 and 2250 r/min, yet consumes only 9,1 litres/100 km.
In the Q7 4.2 TDI, fuel consumption has been reduced from 11,1 to 9,9 litres per 100 km. Yet the V8 diesel is more powerful, with an output of 250 kW and torque of 760 Nm. This maximum torque is available in the range from 1750 to 3000 r/min.
The 3.6 FSI V6 has a power output of 206 kW and delivers 360 Nm between 2500 and 5000 r/min. Its average fuel consumption is 12,1 litres per 100 km. The 4.2 FSI V8 delivers 257 kW and 440 Nm at 3500 r/min. Its fuel consumption is 12,7 litres/100 km.
Q7 3.6 FSI quattro Tiptronic R615 000
Q7 3.0 TDI quattro Tiptronic R628 000
Q7 4.2 quattro Tiptronic R731 500
Q7 4.2 TDI quattro Tiptronic R776 500