Audi Q7 Gets 3 New V6 Engines and an 8-Speed Auto in Germany
The Q7 gets the gasoline 3.0 liter V6 turbo from the Audi S4, available in two states of tune. The base version develops 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm), while the upgraded one has the same credentials as in the S4: 333 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque (440 Nm). The last version offers the Q7 an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph (245 km/h).
The third engine is an all-new 3.0 liter TDI engine, delivering the same power and torque as its predecessor: 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque (550 Nm), available from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. This version of the Audi Q7 hits 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and has a full speed of 215 km/h (133,59 mph). Thanks to the use of stop&start technology, fuel consumption is just 31.79 mpg (7.4 liters/100 km), down by 19 percent as compared to the previous 3.0 TDI, while the CO2 emissions' level is 195 g/km (313.82 g/mile). Another important change is the weight of the engine, which has dropped by 44 pounds (20 kilograms) to a total of 436.52 pounds (198 kg).
Another important new addition to the Q7 range is the eight-speed automatic gearbox, based on the outgoing six-speed box, but with higher ratios and Tiptronic actuation, along with standard Drive and Sport modes. This new shifter will be offered standard on all six and eight-cylinder engines. The U.S. market will also get this new gearbox and the two 3.0 liter V6 gasoline engines, while the 3.0 TDI will be on sale in the old 225 horsepower guise, said an Audi USA spokesman quoted by Autoblog.