Audi’s second-generation All-new Q7 is one of the most luxurious SUVs on the road. Slightly more compact and much lighter than the original, it boasts a sumptuous interior as well as several items of completely unique technology.
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The Q7’s driver, passenger, front side and curtain airbags, along with a strong aluminium frame, guarantee excellent protection for all seven passengers in the event of a collision.In addition to the extra stability provided by the vehicle’s “all-wheel steering” and an array of systems designed to prevent any loss of control (ABS, Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, Hill Hold Assist), there are a number of optional extras to improve safety even further.The Tour Pack, for example, is a suite of features that includes Audi Active Lane Assist (which warns the driver if they show signs of drifting out of their lane), Traffic Jam Assist (which plays a role in preventing rear-end shunts before they happen).Predictive Efficiency Assist, which utilises the data from the route navigation system to suggest where the driver should consider reducing their speed.
Although its large single-frame aluminium grille and xenon or LED headlights give the All-new Q7 the imposing profile you would expect, the all-new edition is in fact 325kg lighter than its predecessor
An improvement that has substantial benefits in terms of efficiency and performance. A slightly shorter length of 5052mm and wheelbase of 2994mm, meanwhile, has a small but noticeable impact on steering and driving dynamics. The majestic appearance is enhanced by 18”, 19”, 20” or 21” alloy wheels (depending on the trim level chosen), dual exhausts, and LED rear lights.
Inside, the All-new Q7 seats seven people (even large adults) with ease. Even a full complement of passengers still leaves 770 litres in the back - a figure which increases to 1,955 litres when the second and third row of seats are removed.
Four-zone climate control ensures that occupants stay refreshed, whilst privacy glass, heated seats and visibly high-quality interior craftsmanship and materials add to the rarefied feel of the cabin.
Premium-quality sound systems from Bose and Bang & Olufsen, meanwhile, deliver enviable sound quality.
Different versions of the All-new Q7’s 3.0 litre diesel engine produce 218PS or 272PS, as well as colossal maximum torque of 500Nm or 600Nm. Due to the power of the engine and its reduced weight, the second-generation Q7 can achieve 0-62mph acceleration in just 6.5 seconds when equipped with the larger 282PS unit. The 218PS edition, meanwhile, returns combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 49.6mpg and 148g/km respectively on models fitted with the 18” alloy wheels.
The considerable power of either diesel engine is allocated by an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, which ensures that acceleration is smooth and controlled at any speed.
Audi Drive Select, meanwhile, allows you to select one of five distinct settings (Auto, Comfort, Efficiency, Dynamic, and Individual) to alter the vehicle’s driving characteristics.
An abundance of driver-convenience technology makes every journey almost effortless. Front- and rear-view parking cameras and the Parking Assist function makes manoeuvring this large SUV an easier task, whilst the information shown by the Head-Up display allows you to keep your eyes on the road ahead at all times. Even more impressive is the optional “Virtual Cockpit”, which transforms the instrument panel into a 12.3” digital screen displaying information from the car’s navigation or media interfaces.
The Audi Q7 has quattro as standard. The quattro system used for the Q7 is the Self-locking centre differential system. This system has a power bias of 50:50, dividing the power equally between front and rear wheels in normal driving conditions. Quattro constantly monitors the road conditions, and has the ability to send up to 100% of the power to the front or rear wheels, if it’s needed.