The Audi Q7, a full-size luxury crossover SUV is defined with a no-nonsense aura that is topped with matchless performance as well. Launched in 2006, this model has undergone a number of upgrades that have made it more compatible with the driving requirements today. This majestic model comes in in 4 variants… the 40 TFSI Premium Plus, the 45 TDI Premium Plus, the 40 TFSI Technology Plus and the 45 TDI Technology Plus and is currently available in India in 5 classy colours, Carrara White, Orca Black, Floret Silver, Graphite Grey and Ink Blue.
While the exterior look of the Audi is regal, there is nothing strikingly different from the other models. Crisp creases, sloping roofline, majestic front grilles, distinctive Matrix headlamps, large 5 spoke alloy wheels, tinted glasses, sunroof, moonroof and exquisite chrome garnish are some of the many features that have prospective buyers floored already. As far as dimensions are concerned, the vehicle is 5052mm long, 2212mm wide and 1740mm high making fairly spacious as a 7 seater SUV. However, the dimensions leave a lot of questions about the boot space which is a measly 295ltrs that can be enhanced if the last row seats are rolled down.
Plush and opulent is the word that describes the interiors of the Audi Q7 perfectly. With front headroom of 1071mm and rear headroom of 1016mm, headspace, shoulder space and leg space remains at its comfortable best. However, just like the exterior, the interior of the Audi Q7 is also not anything spectacularly different. It sports standard classiness of this luxury brand that is assured to sweep you off your feet if you are a first-time buyer. Other eye-catching interior features like dual tone leather seats, leather-covered steering wheels, driving experience control ECO, slim high-resolution retractable MMI display, BOSE music system, extended safety features like 8 airbags and brake assist topped with ambient lighting make this vehicle a perfect delight to be in.
The engine capacity of the Audi Q7 ranges from 1984cc to 2967cc in its petrol and diesel variants respectively that is powered to offer a mileage of 11.68Kmpl to 14.75Kmpl. The 45 TDI Technology version is equipped to reach a max power of 245bhp at 2910 to 4500rpm with a max torque of 600Nm at 1500 to 3000 rpm. The 40 TSFI Technology, on the other hand, is equipped to reach a max power of 248bhp@ 5000 to 6000 rpm and max torque of 370Nm@ 1600 to 4500 rpm. Each model comes with the smooth 8-speed gearbox that can easily adjust to the driving requirements that are specific to Indian roads.
The Audi Q7 is priced between 73.73 lakhs to 85.14 lakhs and competes with Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes Benz GLS.
The Audi Q7 is perfect for you if you wish to experience… • lavish comfort and convenience factors • a superior luxurious 7 seater vehicle • extended safety features that are a must have in India
• the Audi Q7 could have done a little more with its boot space • the third-row seat does not have enough leg space for grown-ups • the engine can get a little noisy