The largest model in Audi’s line-up is entering the 2011 model year with a choice of three new V6 engines (two gasoline and one diesel) and an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and that’s about the only thing that has changed.
The entry level is powered by a supercharged V6 engine that develops a total of 272 HP and 295.02 lb-ft of toque. Audi used this engine choice to trumo the 4.2L V8 previously used in this model. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 7.9 seconds and gives it a top speed of 137.94 mph. The more powerful version, the 3.0 TFSI delivers 333 HP 324.53 lb-ft of torque. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 6.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 150 mph.
The diesel version, 3.0 TDI, delivers a total of 240 HP and 405.66 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and reaches its top speed at 133.59 mph. All the engines are mated to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.
Aesthetically speaking, the Audi Q7 does not look much different than the previous model. Audi boasts sporty, strong, and elegant lines on the 2011 model and, albeit true, not much different than before.
Press release after the jump.