NEW FOR 2018:
So, the year after it was fully redesigned Audi Q7 should expand its powertrain lineup. There should be new engine option and e-tron plug-in hybrid. Audi should also offer high-performing SQ7 model.
2018 AUDI Q7: POWERTRAINS
2018 Audi Q7 is going to have a broad range of powertrains. Currently only available 3.0 liter supercharged V-6 can produce 333 hp and torque of 325 pound-feet. An 8-speed automatic transmission will be standard. Power goes on all four-wheels.
This powertrain will have fuel economy of 21 mpg combined. Max towing capacity will be up to 7, 700 pounds.
For the 2018 model year Audi will also offer a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. There will also be a 3.0 liter TDI engine. Power and torque ratings will be known soon.
The lineup should also include e-tron plug-in hybrid powertrain. This system will consist of electric motors and either of diesel or petrol engine depending on the market. Of course this powertrain will include battery pack and dual-clutch transmission.
What is more, the Audi should also offer SQ7 TDI version. This high-performance model should get a 4.0 liter V-8 diesel engine with duo of turbochargers. It will be able of performing 435 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.
EXTERIORS AND INTERIORS OF 2018 AUDI Q7:
2018 Audi Q7 shares its platform with Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, which is a highly flexible MLB EVO platform. It utilizes multi-material design which makes it lighter but also provides better rigidity. Thanks to that the model loses around 500 pounds of its weight and also benefits from improved performance and fuel economy.
But despite it is sophisticated under the sheetmetal it will also be pleasing for the eye. Lines and shapes will form balanced and sports look. The model will also have recognizable front fascia with familiar elements. There will be single frame grille and nice headlights. The model will also get attractive wheels and rear end design.
Inside the car lies the real piece of engineering, the cabin space is enough to accommodate seven people. Inside ambiance is comfortable and functional, both the seats in the front have got separate power lumber and can be heated. Second row and third-row seats are foldable and reclining.
There will also be loads of tech and safety features. The model will include the latest MMI infotainment interface. It will also rely on the array of driver aids which will make it safer for the ride.