2017 Audi Q7: SUV of a Premium Class

Audi Q7 is a popular brand name in the world of SUVs. It doesn’t come as a surprise since this crossover offers incomparable design along with powerful engine. Not to mention the perfect interior and quality of materials used which traditionally are of the highest level. Let's see how good the upcoming 2017 Audi Q7 is. The main rivals are BMW X7 and Porsche Cayenne.

2017 Audi Q7 Release Date

The carmaker has decided to release the new model in 2016 which is earlier than it had been planned before. The first presentation was on December 12, 2015. The official premiere came later in Detroit.

2017 Audi Q7 Overall Changes

To begin with, the car has been technologically updated. The design of the auto has borrowed a lot from the latest Audi models as well as interior which is of more representative type now. The most important aspect of the 2017 Q7 is that it has become the safest and most economical crossover of premium class by Audi. The car has a lot to boast about so let’s get to the details. The main changes might occur only in next year 2018 Audi Q7.

2017 Audi Q7 Redesign

The front part of the car is equipped with a large chromed grille of trapeze shape along with chromed frame. The front bumper looks strong and aggressive. Headlights look narrowed but pretty nice. Headlights are of different types depending on the trim level.

The entry level provides xenon type lightning while the higher class model offers LED lightning named as Audi Matrix LED.
The auto is equipped with the convertible top, the huge wheel arches where there’re big wheels situated. The side door is much bigger now that is comfortable and practical.
The rear part defines this car as practical, functional, elegant and aggressive at the same time. Rear bumpers are rather modest with beautiful cone shaped nozzles for the exhaust.

2017 Audi Q7 Parameters

In comparison to the previous model the parameter of 2017 Q7 vary. That is not a surprise in fact since the new model isn’t simply restyled, it is almost reinvented now. So parameters are as follows:
Length: 5052 mm;
Width: 1968 mm;
Height: 1740 mm;
Wheelbase: 2990 mm;
Clearance: from 145 to 235 mm;
Drag coefficient: 0.32 Cx.

Clearance of this model is the point to dwell upon. Standard trim levels have spring suspension, so the clearance is 190 millimeters. If you purchase a premium crossover with air suspension, the clearance can be adjusted from the minimal 145 mm to the maximum 235 millimeters.
Due to the use of aluminum and modified chassis the crossover has become much lighter. Version with petrol engine weighs around 1970 kilograms. A diesel version will have a total weight of 1995 kilograms. Compared to its predecessor the new generation Audi Q7 has lost just 325 kg of weight at average.

2017 Audi Q7 Interior

The car inside looks great. Despite the fact that the body parameters have been changed the cabin has become much more spacious. As a result, the car has enough room for seven passengers, including the driver. It is possible if you buy a seven-seater modification, instead of the standard five-seater.
The front panel and center console are made elegant and simple enough with clear and functional design. This is the aspect where designers have achieved a lot.
In the driver's seat you come across anatomically correct and convenient multifunctional steering wheel. Seats are out of competition that is the expression which fits them perfectly.

There’s a dashboard found behind the steering wheel which actually is a digital display of 12.3 inches. Unfortunately this dashboard is the only available option as well as the head-up display on the windshield. The display can be customized up to your needs. You can use navigation features and any kind of car data.

Front seats are electrically adjustable, ventilated and heated. There are also special seats available optionally which have 18 adjustments and massager of 5 modes.

2017 Audi Q7 Video

2017 Audi Q7 Engine and Specifications

Audi Q7 will offer different types of engine depending on the market. The United States and some European countries will see the hybrid versions. The base engine is of 3-liter turbo diesel type producing 272 horsepower and a torque of 600 Nm. The car can reach up to a hundred kilometers with a mass of 1995 kilograms. The acceleration is in 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 234 kilometers per hour. Average fuel consumption is about 5.7 liters.

Another type of engine is six-cylinder gasoline one with 3.0-liter unit and a power of 333 horsepower. The torque includes 440 Nm. The car of 1970 kilograms accelerates to hundred kilometers per hour in 6.1 seconds. Maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour and the average fuel consumption is promised to be 7.7 liters. In addition the premium type of crossover will be offered with less powerful engines. Diesel and gasoline ones.

The new diesel engine can be of 3-liter six-cylinder one with a power of 218 hp and torque of 500 Nm. The petrol engine will be of 2-liter TFSI power unit with a power of 252 horses and 370 Nm of torque. The most economical one is Audi Q7 hybrid. It will include a 3-liter diesel engine with 258 horsepower and an electric motor producing 94 kW. As a result, the total power of the engine will be around 373 hp and 700 Nm. The average fuel consumption is 1.7 liters. The economical use of the battery can make your travel up to 56 kilometers long. The battery can be charged from ordinary sources. Full charge time is not announced.

2017 Audi Q7 Images

2017 Audi Q7 Estimation

+ Exciting interior, plenty of room
+ Powerful engine
+ Lots of features
- Overpriced because of the brand name
± Arguable exterior design

2016-04-15 by Luke Widmeyer