We get thousands of emails from our loyal readers about the all new Audi Q7, its regularly a popular post on DCB. We don’t know why but have speculated that we have a readership of high end ABC1’s. Actually those thousands of emails are in fact hate mail. But let us talk about the latest Q7 news.
Audi have introduced a new updated version of the V6 TDi, you can already get the more powerful version which pumps out 270bhp but if you want to save a bit of money then the newly introduced 215bhp version might be the right choice for you.
Audi have made a number of reliability and efficiency improvements to the V6 turbo-diesel unit, in this 218bhp configuration it generates 500Nm of torque, can accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 134mph.
The new Q7 sees a weight reduction of 325kg and is capable of returning a claimed 47mpg on a combined test cycle and emits 148g/km of the bad stuff.
The SE model comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, 20-inch for S Line versions, but Audi say if you opt for the smaller 18 inch alloys then it is possible to return a claimed 49.6mpg.
If you want adaptive air suspension then its available but as an optional extra, quattro all-wheel-drive is fitted as standard which can also be supplemented by optional all-wheel-steering. This say Audi enhances the handling at high speed and also increases maneuverability at low speeds.
Audi haven’t forgotten about the tech-toys, a new 8.3-inch retractable touch screen incorporates the latest version of MMI and connected technology, which is another way to say internet for your vehicle.
The Audio system is supplied by Bose and Bang & Olufsen, you can decide which, and Audi’s smartphone interface incorporates better integration with Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto.
Rear seat passengers can also be treated to the Audi Entertainment Mobile, which includes two detachable 10.1-inch high definition touch screens which can be attached to the front seat backs. These can stream content from iPhone or Android smartphones via different sources, including an Audi app, the integrated SD card reader, USB, Miracast WiFi or Bluetooth.
LED daytime running lights are common to both versions, and in the S line, LED headlights also replace the SE version’s standard Xenon plus units.
Both light sources can also be replaced as an option by Matrix LED units comprising banks of LEDs capable of reacting individually to the presence of oncoming and leading cars
The 218bhp version of the Q7 V6 TDi is available in SE and S Line trims and is priced at £47k and £51k respectivley.
The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 218PS is available in SE and S line specification priced from £47,755 OTR, and is due with its first UK customers in October.