|Audi is rolling out new diesel versions of its large SUV, the Q7, which customers in European markets are able to place orders, beginning September. The Audi Q7 is available in two variations: the 3.0 TDI quattro and the ultra 3.0 TDI quattro.|
The Audi Q7 TDI’s efficiency is ground-breaking, with combined fuel consumption of the 3.0 TDI 160 kW (218 hp) just 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km. Consequently, the new Audi Q7 also attains good results in its environmental performance, with a CO2 equivalent of 144 grams per km (231.7 g/mi). With up to 28 percent less fuel consumption than its predecessor, it achieves the best score in efficiency in the segment.
In addition, the new Audi Q7 is the embodiment of Vorsprung durch Technik by combining high fuel efficiency and impressive driving performance figures. In terms of performance, the large SUV from Audi accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.1 seconds and capable of a top speed of 216 km/h (134.2 mph).
Versions with “ultra” affixed to their names attain best values in fuel consumption and emissions as the result of a considerable technological input and are the most fuel-efficient automobiles in their segment. In the Q7, the “ultra” high-efficiency diesel is the third version after two other engines were successfully launched on European markets in mid-June: the 3.0 TFSI with 245 kW (333 hp) and the 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp).
The Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb‑ft) of torque from 1,250 to 3,000 rpm was engineered for very low fuel consumption and differs from the more powerful 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp) in some aspects. In engine management, in particular, need-based adjustments were made to the water pump, oil cooler and combustion process, for instance.
The entry-level price for the Q7 variant has been reduced to 58,000 euros and is set to arrive at dealerships in Europe, starting September.
Here are the details of the Q7 versions:
Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic: Combined fuel consumption 6.2 – 5.5 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions 161 – 144 g/km
Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic: Combined fuel consumption 8.3 – 7.7 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions 193 – 179 g/km
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic: Combined fuel consumption 6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions 163 – 149 g/km