An upgraded Q7 2011 will not differ from the existing version, though it has a larger wheelbase what allows to accommodate more passengers. The company found it expedient to move the supercharged 3.0 TFSI V-6 from S4 under the hood of an SUV. There is also available 3.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel. Petrol engines produce 272 or 333 hp - depending on the supercharger. 272 hp engine accelerates the car to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, 333 hp engine accelerates in 6,9 seconds.
All vehicles of the 2011 model year are paired with 8-speed automatic transmission borrowed from the second generation Volkswagen Touareg. Unlike Touareg, Q7 in equipped with underwheel petals. New Q7 models are equipped with regenerative braking system that allows to recharge the battery when braking. The model includes wide range of safety systems what results in the high crash test scores.
When designing the interior only the best materials were used. Various infotainment features will make your driving comfortable. Standard features include automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. Optionally, sound and navigational systems can be upgraded.
If customers clamor sufficiently, more options may appear. The Q7's engine compartment would hold the full gas-electric system of the Cayenne and Touareg hybrids, which use an Audi TFSI engine anyway. And an upcoming, 400-hp-plus turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 would fit beautifully, said Audi representative.