New Audi Q7 2016 2-generation, prices and equipment

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In mid-December 2014 the German automaker introduced the long-awaited Audi Q7 2 generation to the new body. The world premiere of the model took place at the motor show in Detroit 2015, and Europeans first got acquainted with the SUV alive at the Spring exhibition in Geneva. Outside view of the new Audi Q7 (2017) has undergone evolutionary changes – outside the car was fully recognized, but in the design of its exterior there are more sharp edges, so now Q 7 looks more sporty and fry, having lost the previous obesity.

Packaging and prices Audi Q7 2 (2016).

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
3.0 TDI quattro $71,200 3.0 diesel engine (249 hp) Automatic (8) full
3.0 TFSI quattro $74,400 3.0 petrol (333 hp) Automatic (8) full

The car has received a new, larger radiator grille with horizontal, not vertical, ribs, completely new lighting equipment (head optics can be xenon, LED and matrix), other bumpers, a raised sidewall with less bulging wheel arches. Interior Audi Q7 New undergone a significant change. Center vent ventilation system combined with the visual overlay on the panel and recall a similar decision in the Volkswagen Passat B8.
Display infotainment system MMI can be with a diagonal of 7.0 or 8.3 inches, and is available at an extra charge fully digital instrument panel with a display of 12.3 inches – such previously debuted on Audi TT 3. Also among the numerous options appear powerful 1920-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system with 23 speakers and entertainment center for rear passengers with two 10.1-inch tablet. 
Technical specifications. The new Audi Q7 (2016) is built on a modular platform MLB, which will form the basis Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne next generation, as well as Bentley SUV and has not yet confirmed the release Lamborghini Urus.
Compared to the predecessor, the Q July 2nd generation became as much as 325 kg lighter. Now, the basic version of off-road vehicle with a gasoline engine weighs 1970 kg and with a diesel engine – 1 995. The weight has been reduced also by facilitating the body frame is made ​​of steel hot molding and hood, front fenders and doors are made ​​of aluminum. In overall dimensions 2015 Audi Q7 was a bit shorter and narrower than the previous generation of machines. The length of the new items is 5050 mm (- 37), the magnitude of the wheelbase is 2990, width – 1970 (-15), height – 1 740. In the version with the optional air suspension (ride height can vary in the range of 90 mm) up to a maximum clearance the mark of 235 mm.
Trunk volume in the seven-seat version of the car is 295 liters. If you add a third row of seats, the volume of the compartment will increase to 890 liters. And with the second row folded backside turns to hold 2075 liters. Second-row seats can be moved in a range of 110 mm, and each has a unique tilt back. In addition, despite the slightly reduced overall dimensions of the car, the manufacturer declares that at the new Audi Q 7 (2017) was spacious. Places above the heads of passengers has increased by 41 mm front and 23 – back, and the distance between the first and second rows of seats has increased by 21 millimeters.
In the European market the SUV will debut with two 3.0-liter turbo engine. Gasoline produces 333 hp (440 Nm) and the diesel – 272 hp and 600 Nm. Both aggregated paired with 8-band gun. Acceleration from zero to a hundred in the first case takes 6.1 seconds (average consumption in the combined cycle is claimed at 7.7 liters per hundred), in the second – 6.3 sec., But consumption – only 5.7 l/100 km.
The composition of the latter included 258-hp 3.0-liter diesel TDI, is integrated into the automatic transmission 94 kW electric motor and a set of lithium-ion batteries. The total return of such installation is 373 hp (700 Nm). From zero to hundreds of hybrid Audi Q7 2 is able to accelerate in 6.0 sec., The maximum speed is 225 km/h, and pure electric, he is able to overcome to 56 kilometers. The company says that their Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is the first in the world of rechargeable hybrid network with a six-cylinder diesel engine and a full-fledged four-wheel drive, not electric. Moreover, its average consumption in the combined cycle is claimed at 1.7 liters per hundred kilometers. In reality, of course, the result will not be so modest.
Among other technical features of an SUV attention should polnoupravlyaemoe optional adaptive chassis. Here, as in some versions of the Porsche 911, the rear wheels can be rotated by a small angle: the front against rotation at low speed and in the same direction – at large. Plus modernization undergone wheel drive system – now self-locking center differential integrated into the transmission, which made it more compact and lighter. In normal operation the thrust among the axles 40/60 in favor of the rear wheels. But if necessary, differential can throw up to 70% torque to the front wheels, or to 85% – the rear.

Configuration and price. Orders for coupe in Germany was launched in the spring of 2015. There’s the price of the new Audi Q7 2 starts from 61,000 euros. Place an order on the car can be the beginning of March, while the first live dealer cars must get to the end of May. For the first time, we will deliver a version with a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine power (249 hp) gasoline engine TFSI (333 hp) – are both asking for from $74,400 but in the current financial situation the final price tag could change.

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