2018 Audi Q7 will get a new body panels
The Audi Q7 is one of the largest SUV’s currently available, it will seat 7 adults in comfort and has been a good seller for Audi since its introduction. But the next generation 2018 Audi Q7 promises more. The main rivals for the SUV are Mercedes GLS, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5.
2018 Q7 Release date
Expect to see the 2018 Q7 coming out at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017, with models hitting the showrooms and available for purchase from the middle of 2017.
2018 Audi Q7 Price
Of course, pricing depends on the amount of option boxes ticked, but for the base model expect to pay around $60,000.
2018 Audi Q7 Redesign and changes
The Q7 is a big SUV, even in American standards, but the updated 2018 Q7 model should be a little smaller overall, yet with increased interior space and comfort. It will also be lighter; some sources say anything up to 700lbs lighter, but we can’t see it being that much, a more realistic expectation would be about 300lbs, this is thanks to the use of aluminum throughout the vehicle including the body panels.
2018 Audi Q7 S-line
The S-line is another option in a wide list of 2018 Q7 changes. It is expected that this option package bring more aggressive sporty styling for the Q7, features new front and rear bumpers, exhaust system and larger rims.
2018 Audi Q7 Trim Levels
Aside from the options, the Q7 will come in three different levels of trim; Premium, Premium Plus and the Prestige. Having said that, standard equipment fitted (even in the lowest model) will be good; we’ll see such things as rear-facing cameras, a BOSE 14-speaker surround sound system, voice control, panoramic sunroof and auto braking in the event of a collision. Overall, as you’d expect from not just Audi, but from what is one of their top models, equipment and trim will be luxurious; leather upholstery, heated seats (and steering wheel) and enough space for 7 adults.
Under the hood, there will be two engine choices, plus a plug-in hybrid version.
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2018 Audi Q7 Engines
The supercharged 3.0 liter TFSI V6 will produce around 333 BHP and 325 lb/ft of torque. Finally, there is a hybrid; a diesel / electric hybrid that will produce about 400 BHP and 510 lb/ft of torque.
Whichever engine you choose, they will all be driven through an 8-speed auto transmission (with manual control) and of course, the Q7 Audi 2018 will have the Quattro all-wheel drive system fitted to all models.
2018 Audi Q7 TDI
There is also the 2018 Audi Q7 diesel with 4.0 liter V8, making a much more realistic 435 BHP and a massive 664 lb/ft of torque. 2018 Q7 TDI diesel options for the North American market might be limited to this very engine, while the Europeans might receive a wider engine range.
2018 Audi Q7 Specs
Finally, there will be minor changes and style details such as a revised front grille, restyled LED headlamps and revised tail lights, again, in LED. The air intake in the front fender will grow and overall, the SUV will look a little more sporty and aggressive.