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Audi Buyer's Guide

Q7

The Audi Q7 is a luxury SUV which was first produced in 2006. The Q7 was a new line of vehicle which comes in after the Audi A6 and the Audi A8. It is based on the Audi Pikes Peak Quattro concept car, hence the name Q7, and uses a modified 7L platform of Volkswagen. The Audi Q7 was launched in January of 2006 at the Los Angeles Auto Show while the Audi Q7 Hybrid was unveiled at the Hanover Motor Show.



It has a wheelbase of 118.2 in (3002 mm), length of 200.2 in (5085 mm), width of 78.1 in (1984 mm), height of 65 in (1650 mm) and curb weight of 4950 lb (2245 kg). The Q7 was designed to be a luxury softroader since it has the adjustable height air suspension and central differential lock but has no low range transfer case, which is necessary for serious off road use. The latest Audi Q7 comes in two variants, the 3.6 FSI Quattro 280hp Tiptronic and the Audi Q7 3.6 Premium.

The Audi 3.6 FSI Quattro 280hp Tiptronic has a maximum output of 280 hp at 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 266 lb-ft at 2750 rpm. It has a top speed of 130 mph electronically limited. The standard features of the 3.6 FS Quattro includes an 18” five-double-spoke cast alloy wheels, 2-way headlamp assembly, integrated low beam and high beam tubes, 255/55 R18 all-season tires, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, advanced anti-theft vehicle alarm system with engine immobilizer and backup horn, Homelink® universal garage door opener, backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control, black trim on roof rails and around side windows, dual sun visors, 4-spoke multi function steering wheel, dual front seat-mounted side thorax airbags with Sideguard Inflatable Curtain Airbags, dual-zone climate control and electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features. It also has a comprehensive storage system which includes coin storage, compartment under center armrest and under passenger seat, glove box with an air-conditioned area for cooling drinks, storage in all four doors, storage map net pockets on front seatbacks and net in passenger footwell.



The Audi Q7 3.6 Premium has 3.6 liter engine with maximum output of 280 hp at 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 266 lb/ft at 2750 rpm. It has a maximum speed of 130 mph electronically limited. Its standard features includes 18” five-double-spoke cast alloy wheels, 255/55 R18 all-season tires, advanced MMI system, advanced anti-theft vehicle alarm system with engine immobilizer, Audi music interface (iPod integration), Audi parking system with rearview camera, Audi audio system with DSP, auto-dimming, anti-glare action interior mirror with digital compass display, backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control, brushed aluminum trim on roof rails and around side windows, comprehensive storage system, driver information display, dual front seat-mounted side thorax airbags with Sideguard Inflatable Curtain Airbags and Homelink universal garage door opener in overhead console, non-smoker package and SIRIUS satellite radio.


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The Audi Q7 4.2 Premium has 4.2 liter engine with maximum output of 350 hp at 6800 rpm and maximum torque of 325 lb-ft at 3500 rpm. It has a maximum speed of 130 mph electronically limited. Some of its standard features include 20” five double-spoke wheels and 275/45 R20 all-season tires, MMI system, Audi DVD Navigation system, advanced Audi parking system, BOSE Surround Sound System with AudioPilot noise compensation feature, Audi music interface with iPod integration, color driver information display, comprehensive storage system, dual front seat-mounted side thorax airbags with Sideguard inflatable curtain airbags, four-zone climate control, electronic cruise control, four-spoke, leather-covered multi-function steering wheel, Homelink universal garage door opener, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) seat system, power adjustable four-way lumbar seats, power adjustable front, power child-safety window and rear door locks, power tailgate, SIRIUS Satellite radio and Xenon plus high intensity discharge headlights.

Competition: BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne,Mercedes M and Lexus GX.