Here’s the perfect example of the idiom “having your cake and eating it, too”. The Audi Q7 has earned a deserved reputation as a supremely capable, luxurious and spacious large German SUV that is perfect for a family of four or five. But what if there’s more than five in your household? Well, Audi is giving their latest Q7 a visual and technical update. It now features the new design language of the Q family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort, in addition to its expected spaciousness.
The new Audi Q7 bears the large octagon-shaped Singleframe, with six upright slats providing the structure. As such, the SUV looks even more powerful with its two-part side air inlets which give a more expressive line, just like the sill area that underscores the large SUV’s ground clearance and, in turn, its off-road capabilities. The headlights, optionally in Matrix LED technology, emphasize with their contour and light signature the width of the full-size model.
On the restyled rear, a striking chrome strip creates the visual connection between the flat rear lights with their technical-looking graphics and carries forward the horizontal body line. The designers achieved the clear view with taut, flat surfaces, which span the entire width particularly in the license plate region. The Audi Q7 S-Line is even more striking with the optional front bumper blade and accentuated underbody protections at the rear along with full paint finish.
On-Road Sportiness and Off-Road Prowess
Audi has substantially enhanced the dynamic facets of the Q7. The optimized all?wheel steering allows the rear wheels to turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction. There is the option of electromechanical active roll stabilization. Adjustable stabilizers reduce the body movements on uneven roads when driving in a straight line. With a sporty driving style, the focus is on optimum roll compensation where the tendency of the car to lean into the bend is reduced substantially.
As such, the Audi Q7 is maneuverable, precise and agile in urban traffic and on hairpin bends but behaves as a highly comfortable, poised touring SUV with excellent ride comfort on freeways, particularly in conjunction with the adaptive air suspension. It also provides variable ground clearance and prepares the Audi Q7 with its standard Quattro drive for rugged terrain off the beaten track. The relevant off-road mode can be selected via the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system with its seven profiles.
All of the engines available for the Audi Q7 are coupled to an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and the Quattro all?wheel drive. The standard mild hybrid technology plays a major part in the efficiency of the engines. In customer operation, this technology can reduce consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers. Its central component, the belt alternator starter (BAS), powers a 48-volt main electrical system in which a compact lithium-ion battery stores the energy. During braking, the BAS can recover up to 8 kW of power and feed it back into the battery.
First Class Luxury Lounge
The seven-passenger Audi Q7 combines immense prestige with practical everyday qualities. Through its new design, the large SUV has now grown eleven millimeters to 5,063 millimeters long. It measures 1,970 millimeters wide and 1,741 millimeters high, including the roof-mounted antenna. The Audi Q7 outdoes its direct competitors with expansive interior length as well as generous headroom and elbow room in the front and rear.
The cockpit architecture harmonizes perfectly with the new, digital operating concept, which incorporates two large touchscreens. They provide haptic and acoustic feedback when clicking on the touch controls. All elements refer logically to one another, from the flat air vent strip to the wide console on the center tunnel. The optional contour ambient lighting package illuminates the interior in the dark. Convenient equipment options include four-zone automatic air conditioning, a power-assist function to close the doors quietly, the Bose Premium Surround Sound, and the air quality package with fragrance and ionizer.
The MMI navigation plus delivers top-of-the-line connectivity as it features all-digital Audi virtual cockpit and the optional head-up display.For driver assistance systems, the adaptive cruise assist and active lane assist, reduces the driver’s workload – particularly on long journeys. In combination with efficiency assist it brakes and accelerates the Audi Q7 in anticipation of the conditions ahead. The emergency assist is also new: If the driver is inactive, the system brings the car to a stop and initiates protective and rescue measures.
For more information contact Audi Philippines at 09175441967 or visit its showrooms located in Greenhills, Global City, Alabang and SM Seaside City Cebu.