The Audi Q7 is a full-scale luxury crossover sports utility vehicle, which was first unveiled at the 2005 Motor Show in Frankfurt. The production of this model started in autumn of 2005 and it is the first sports utility vehicle of Audi and released for sale in 2006. The Q7 model shares its chassis and platform with the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. The current Q7 model was renovated in 2015 and released as a 2016 model vehicle. Audi is again going to redesign this model for the year 2017.
The new 2017 Audi Q7 SUV can not only assist accommodate seven passengers to their destination swiftly, but it can also accomplish it in ultimate comfort and style by means of its influential engine options, renowned Quattro four-wheel drive mode, and pioneering technologies, counting the available driver assistance features and 3D Sound system. The 2017 model Audi Q7 comes in three trim levels, such as Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
2017 Audi Q7 Redesign, Exterior
The exterior design is more than like a wagon and less than like a sports utility vehicle. However, it comes with the same external dimensions as those of the first-generation model, but the new vehicle wears them in a lower, sleeker and more contemporary package. The big hexagonal grille and the LED illumination offer the new Q7 a clear renowned look and considerable road presence.
The 2017 Q7 comes with the external dimensions of 199.6” (L) x 87.1” (W) x 68.5” (H) and with the wheelbase length of 117.9 inches. It comes outfitted with five-link self-governing front and back suspensions and 14.8-inch aerated disc brakes in the front and 13.8-inch aerated disc brakes at the back. The new model Q7 comes with two wheel options, such as a set of 5-spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels with 255/55 all-season tires and a set of 10-spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels with 285/45 all-season tires.
The new 2017 Audi Q7 colors comes with ten attractive body variants, such as: Glacier White metallic. Carrara White. Night Black. Graphite Gray metallic. Florett Silver metallic. Carat Beige metallic. Ink Blue metallic. Argus Brown metallic. Tofana White crystal. Orca Black metallic.
Some of the standard external features available with the new Q7 include: Xenon Plus head lamps with LED daylight running lamps. Automatic headlamps. LED tail lamps. Incorporated double-trapezoidal exhaust vents. Power-folding, power-adjustable heated outside side mirrors with memory. The aluminum-optic border around external side windows. Aluminum roof rails with ESC incorporation. Full-paint finish outside look. Power tailgate. Body-colored external side mirror housings. LED turn signals incorporated into the external side mirror housings. Back privacy glass.
2017 Audi Q7 Interior
Inside the new Audi Q7 SUV, the cabin comes outfitted with a wider and thinner dashboard, with low and sparing controls, allowing the Multi Media Interface take the majority of the load. The driver’s gadget board is a single high-resolution monitor, which is capable of showing everything, ranging from conventional gauges and trip information to complete navigation and much more. The cabin comes with three rows of seats to accommodate a maximum of seven people comfortably. Most of the seating surfaces inside the cabin are covered with leather. It also comes outfitted with 8-way power-controlled and heated front seats, counting four-way power-controlled lumbar modification for a driver.
In addition to standard seats that come with black leather seating surfaces, some of the other optional seat surfaces include: Nougat Brown. Rock Gray. Pistachio Beige.
Some of the standard Audi Q7 2017 interior features available with the new vehicle include: Three-spoke multipurpose guiding wheel with shift paddles. Triple-zone automatic temperature control. Tilt and telescopic manually adaptable steering column. Power windows with one-touch up and down function. Comfort front armrest. Ornamental interior inlays. Panoramic sunroof with tilt, glide and power sunshade attributes. Cloth headliner. Front passenger and Driver expandable sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors. Beverage holders. Plastic consignment area sill or threshold safety. Automatic-dimming digital interior back view mirror. Stainless steel door sill inlays. Ambient LED inside lighting. Front and back floor mats. Leather-covered gear selector.
The new model comes with a fuel tank capacity of 22.5 gallons. The cabin comes with the cargo capacity of 14.8 cubic feet and it can be increased to 71.6 cubic feet when the second and third-row seats are folded.
All the three models come outfitted with a six-cylinder TFSI engine with the capacity of 3.0 liters. This engine is capable of generating the highest power of 333 horses at 5500-6500 RPM and a maximum torque of 325 pounds per foot at 2900-5300 RPM. This engine makes the next generation Audi Q7 to attain the velocity of 60 mph from the start in 5.7 seconds and makes it attain the maximum velocity of 130 mph.
The new 2017 Audi Q7 engine is mated to an eight-velocity Tiptronic mechanical transmission system with Quattro four-wheel drive mode. It also offers the new vehicle a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds (3500 kg). With this engine, the 2017 model Q7 offers a mileage of 19 mpg within the city, 25 mpg on the freeway and a combined mileage of 21 mpg. There should be and 3.0-liter V6 TDI, with the power of 260 hp and 443 lb-ft, with acceleration from 0-60 mph (est) for 7,5 seconds, but not yet confirmed.
Date of release and the price
All models of the next-gen Q7 is expected to be released for sale during the last quarter of 2016. Regarding 2017 Audi Q7 pricing, the Premium model will be available at a base price of $54,800 whereas the Premium Plus and the Prestige models will be available at a base price of $58,800 and $64,300 respectively.