The new Audi Q7 is now available with a new entry level 3.0-litre 218PS V6 TDI engine which joins the current 272PS unit.
The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 218PS has gone on sale priced from £47,755 with the first deliveries expected in October. It is available in both SE and S line (£51,250) specifications, both with eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmissions as standard.
The new engine delivers 218PS from 3,250rpm through to 4,750rpm with 500Nm of torque on tap from 1,250rpm and 3,000rpm, this equates to 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 134 mph. The SE edition with 18” wheels is capable of 49.6 mpg with emissions of 148 g/km according to NEDC data – the S line with 20” wheels records 48.7 mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 150 g/km.
Fuel economy has been helped by the weight reduction the new model has made over the predecessor – weighing in at 240kg lighter with 7-seats or 340kgs with the optional 5-seater models. Cabin space has been improved with more front and second row head room - the third row seats are now powered as standard – folding flat into the boot floor – with all the seats in place there 770 litres of cargo space with them all down this increases to 1955 litres.
Standard equipment comprises MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Audi connect, Audi drive select, keyless go, parking system plus, powered tailgate with the S Line spec adding LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and S line styling enhancements.
Options include Audi Virtual Cockpit, adaptive air suspension and all-wheel-steering.Published 11 August 2015