2017 Audi Q7 Release Date, Powertrain

The new model 2017 Audi Q7 comes revised with lighter-weight body structure to improve overall performance. The Audi has a long way to go in the full-size luxury crossover SUV segment and the fresh Q7 is one of those preliminary steps.

2017 Audi Q7 front

2017 Audi Q7 – A Design that Matters:

The new Q7 wears a typical Audi styling. Up front, the hexagonal Singleframe® grille has received aggressive chrome treatments. The Xenon plus headlights keep a low profile as there’s nothing outrageous. Instead, these headlights have a tri-cluster arrangement that is complemented by LED daytime running lights.

Down below, the fog light housings have chrome finisher that matches with the front bumper’s skid-plate like design. Wheel arches protrude to a significant extent on the C-pillar which creates a wide launch.

As the German automaker always promises, the interior cabin of Audi Q7 2017 is as luxurious as never before. The 3 spoke multifunctioning steering wheel has met revisions as it sports new shift paddles. Chromes inlays are featured on the dash, center console and door panel which add a premium styling. Other cabin features include:

  • Ambient LED lighting.
  • Steel door inlays.
  • 10 beverage holders.
  • Power panoramic sunroof.

Safety technology:

This new generation refreshment has led revisions to safety features as well. Some of these features that come standard include:

  • Audi Pre-Sense Forward Collision Prevention.
  • SIDEGUARD curtains.
  • Backup camera.
  • Electronic Stability Control.
  • Parktronic Front and Rear Parking Sensors.
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor.
  • Dual-stage Airbags.

2017 Audi Q7 interior

2017 Audi Q7 – Powertrain Configuration:

Powering this new 2017 Audi Q7 is a 333 HP churning 3.0 supercharged V6 engine which also revs 325 lb-ft torque at 2,900 to 5,300 RPM. Further details of this engine go:

Valvetrain – 16-Valve DOHC.
Cylinder Head – Aluminum alloy.
Bore and Stroke – 82.5 ×8 mm.
Acceleration (0 to 60 mph) – 6.3 seconds.
Top Speed – 130 mph.

The Audi has been successful enough to make this new Q7 lose almost 100 lbs. of overall weight. This is a major factor that contributes to improvements in fuel efficiency as the figures stay 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highways and 21 mpg on a combined scale. With increased capabilities, this new Audi Q7 is able to complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in about 6.3 seconds. Max towing capacity checks at 7,700 lbs.

Adaptive Air Suspension:

This 2017 Q7 also boasts of an adaptive air suspension system which uses sensors to monitor the terrain conditions and adjusts vehicle stability accordingly. To put out an example, this ingenious suspension system can increase the vehicle ride height up to 2.4 inches for coping with uneven terrains. On the other hand, the air suspension system can even lower ride height up to an extra 1.2 inches for a stable highway cruising.

2017 Audi Q7 side

2017 Audi Q7 – Price and Competitors:

The pricing of 2017 Audi Q7 varies with trims – Premium starts at $56,000, Premium Plus starts at $60,000 and Prestige starts at $80,000. The main competitors of this 2017 Audi Q7 include BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLS Class. The release date is set sometime in this year.

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