Audi has launched the latest version of their large SUV the Q7, featuring new aesthetics and interior we’ve got 7 quick facts to whet your appetite while we patiently wait for our road test turn.
1 ALL-WHEEL STEERING
The all-wheel steering system has been upgraded to allow rear-wheels to turn up to 5-degrees in the opposite direction. This allows it to be nimble in congested city environments, and precise as it lines up the corners on mountain passes.
2 QUATTRO IS STANDARD
Don’t dismiss the Audi Q7 as a pretty face. The Audi Drive Select dynamic handling system is standard, featuring seven driving profiles it’ll take you anywhere you want to go.
3 DIESEL POWER
The Audi Q7 is available in South Africa with only one engine, a 3.0-litre V6 diesel from the Volkswagen Audi Group producing 183kW and 600Nm. Paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic (auto) box it’s gets to 100 km/h from standstill in 6.9 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 225 km.
4 BIGGER IS BETTER
The new Audi Q7 offers unrivalled space in its class, adding eleven millimetres to bring overall length 5,063 millimetres long. It measures 1,970 millimetres wide and 1,741 millimetres high.
5 AUDI CONNECT
The Q7 has MMI Navigation Plus as standard featuring an embedded SIM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, natural voice control and the extensive Audi connect portfolio. The MyAudi app includes remote functions that network the Q7 with the driver’s smartphone to find the Q7, remote lock/unlocking, speed and theft alerts, to name a few.
6 SIMPLIFIED EQUIPMENT LINES
Audi has simplified the configuration process by doing away with complicated additional option lists. Now the buyer will be able to select a package which contains everything they might need in Comfort, Black Styling, or S-Line interior package.
7 AUDI Q7 PRICING
The Audi Q7 is now currently available for sale at all Audi Dealerships in South Africa.
The model range is priced as follows:
- Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro tiptronic R 1,328,500
- Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro S line tiptronic R 1,388,500
Both models come standard with the 5 year / 100 000km Audi Freeway plan, inclusive of all taxes.