2010 Audi Q7 Facelift, First Video of the Clean SUV

As we told a week ago, the new Audi Q7, a facelift of the previous version has been unveiled by the German manufacturer. Present at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show, Audi has also released the first video of the facelift.

Audi calls the new Q7 its "new generation", with substantially reduced fuel consumption in all engines and, most of all, the cleanest diesel technology in the world. As a whole, the 2010 Q7 retains the lines set by its predecessor, yet brings a new single-frame radiator grille and redesigned bumpers, as well as a number of other visual enhancements which set it apart from its predecessor.

As we said, the pride and joy of the new Audi Q7 is the TDI clean diesel range. It uses an advanced version of the common rail injection system with 2,000 bars of pressure, new combustion chamber sensors and a high-performance exhaust recirculating system to ensure a highly efficient combustion process.

The new technologies are obvious in Audi's 4.2l V8 TDI engine, which now benefits from better fuel consumption rating. Is essence, fuel consumption has been reduced from 11.1l/100 km (21.19 mpg) to 9.9/100 km (23.76 mpg).

This doesn't mean that Audi Q7 TDI performs worse than its previous version. In fact, it packs more punch than the 2008 model, bringing a total of 340 horsepower (up from 326 horsepower) and 760 Nm of torque (available from 1,750 to 3,000 rpm).

Fuel efficiency is further improved, in all engines, by the use of the Modular Efficiency Platform. A recovery system in essence (during braking and coasting phases converts mechanical energy into electric energy and buffer-stores it in the battery) helps reduce CO2 emissions by up to 5g/km.

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