The seven-passenger 2012 Audi Q7 highlightsthe brand attention to details through a host of features that exceed driver andpassenger expectations for functionality and comfort.
The premier luxury SUV in the Audi lineup provides impressive carlike handling andfunctional utility for every day driving. New for the Audi Q7 line for 2012 are S line versions of the 3.0 TFSI and TDI models. The new S line package includes enhanced design elements, such as lower bumper and door trim in contrast paints, exposed dualexhaust tailpipes with polished tips, and matte Black trim on roof rails and around sidewindows.
A primary highlight for 2012 is the addition of Audi connect to the Q7 Audi MMI Navigation plus system enabling Google Earth and Google Local Search as well asa rolling Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to eight passenger devices.
Q7 customers have the option of a gasoline turbocharged, fuel-injected 3.0 liter TFSI engine, or a powerful yet fuel efficient V6 turbocharged direct injection TDI clean dieselengine. Both variants provide more than enough power for city or highway driving andhave the ability to tow up to 5,500 lb (6,600 with the available tow hitch package). With 280 hp at 4,920 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2,250 rpm for the 3.0 TFSI, and 225 hp at3,750 rpm and a whopping 406 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm for the TDI model, the AudiQ7 truly combines power with refined driving dynamics. The higher output 3.0T S lineincreases horsepower to 333.
The driver and passengers will appreciate the sense that the Q7 is sure-footed as well,thanks to the latest-generation quattro permanent all-wheel drive system withasymetric/dynamic torque distribution in a 40/50 split. The eight-speed automatictransmission with Tiptronic and dynamic shift program adapting to more than 200 shiftprograms delivers smooth shifts and fuel efficient operation.The exterior of the Q7 is athletic and muscular, from the Singleframe grille andunmistakable LED headlamps to the mirror-mounted blinkers. The design, while visuallyappealing, is practical as well, with a coefficient drag of between 0.35 and 0.37,depending on the suspension choice, to aid fuel efficiency.For all of its power and utility, the Audi Q7 features a luxurious interior designed for apremium driving experience, as well as passenger functionality and comfort. Fromheated and available cooled, twelve-way power front seats, to the fore and aft adjustablerear middle seats for increased legroom as well as the foldable seats in the third rowwith individual cup holders and storage compartments, the Q7 boasts variability and apleasant cabin from all seating positions.