2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Audi has revised the Q7. In addition to a refreshed design, the off-road vehicle also has a new range of engines that are supposed to be more economical.
Audi is redesigning the Q7. The company in Ingolstadt announced that the design of the off-road vehicle will be refreshed and the range of engines revised. The facelift will be presented at the Auto China trade fair in Shanghai (April 20-28), and sales will begin in the summer. Audi has not yet announced prices.
Efficiency in the foreground
According to Audi, the focus of the model update was on efficiency and emissions. That is why the Bavarians are equipping the Q7 with a so-called recuperation system that recovers energy when braking and rolling, thus saving an average of 5 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Because the engines have also been revised, all variants have become more economical and cleaner. The entry-level diesel in the Q7 3.0 TDI with 176 kW / 240 PS now consumes an average of 9.1 liters (CO2 emissions: 241 g / km). The engine is even more economical than “clean diesel” with an additional nitrogen oxide catalytic converter. Despite extensive exhaust aftertreatment with the Adblue additive, its consumption drops to 8.9 liters (236 g / km).
The consumption of the 250 kW / 340 PS strong V8 diesel in the Q7 4.2 TDI has also decreased: it has fallen from 11.1 to 9.9 liters (262 g / km). The fourth diesel is the V12 TDI with a displacement of six liters and 368 kW / 500 PS, which comes to 11.3 liters (299 g / km). The two petrol engines are also becoming more economical, according to Audi: The 3.6-liter V6 with 206 kW / 280 PS now consumes 12.1 liters (287 g / km), and the 4.2 FSI with 257 kW / 350 PS now has 12, 7 liters in the list (301 g / km).
The new Q7 vintage can be recognized by a revised "singleframe" radiator grille, bumpers painted differently and new lights. They are equipped with LED elements at the rear as standard and at the front for an additional charge. (dpa / tmn)