Audi Q7

Audi Q7

  The Audi Q7 was introduced in 2006 in order to give the Cayenne a run for its money. Based off the same platform as the Porsche and VW Touareg, the luxury SUV from Audi makes use of the German automaker's TDI technology with everything from a gas burning 280 HP 3.6 Liter V6 and a 4.2 Liter V8 making 350 HP to a diesel pumping 3.0 Liter diesel V6 making 225 HP with a few more MPG while the top of the line Audi Q7 is powered by a 500 HP 6.0 Liter turbo diesel V12.

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.

You know what are the advantages of being a police officer? After catching the bad guys - especially those that have sweet rides - you can also use their, ’assets’ like, say, a £40,000 Audi Q7 TDI tuned by Abt Sportsline . Once the car of a criminal gang from Glasgow is now being used as a patrol car. Yeah, we saw that coming.

According to Chief Constable John Neilson: "I would say to the criminals that what you have this week; your houses, your cars - you might not have next week. The hard working, law abiding citizens need to know that we are hurting those involved in serious and organized crime where it matters - their pockets. These criminals are fast realizing that they are not above the law. They may think that they are getting away with it, but we are determined to make a long-term impact in this area."

And as proof that Chief Constable Neilson talks the talk, check out that ’confiscated’ AS7 that’s been turned into a patrol vehicle. Looks good in its new digs, doesn’t it?

Source: BBC

When it comes to tuning large SUVs, the Audi Q7 has become somewhat of a car tuner’s favorite. Fittingly enough, a new customization program for the Q7 has been made by ENCO Exclusive, a tuner that has the capability to give your SUV the style of the V12 top model.

To do that, ENCO Exclusive added a giant radiator grill, a matte-black carbon fiber ENCO GT bonnet with ventilation slits and 23-inch wheels painted with the unmistakable “black chrome” finish.

The interior also received bronze carbon look applications on the dashboard, middle console, door coverings and in the newly-designed sports steering wheel. There is also a multimedia system with DVB-T tuner on-board for a terrestrial digital television, a DVD player, a game console and a head rest monitor in each of the two front seat.

Press release after the jump.

The German automaker Audi is working off the old maxim: “If you ain’t new, you’re through.” So only three years into the Q7’s life cycle Audi has given their premium full size SUV a face lift. Don’t worry if you can’t see the difference, because you’re not the only one. On the outside the new Q7 wears a slightly restyled grill, lights, mirrors, rocker panels and a new rear hatch. Meanwhile most of the new car’s interior remains much the same with the most noticeable upgrades being a few new wood bits and an upgraded satellite navigation system with a state of the art processor that is capable of delivering real life 3-D style maps and displays.

Audi hasn’t messed with the engine lineup for the U.S. market either with the 280 HP 3.6 Liter V6 and the 350 HP 4.2 Liter gas burning V8 as well as the 225 HP 3.0 Liter diesel V6 will power the North American Q7 range. Unfortunately for domestic luxury truck buyers the top of the line 500 HP 6.0 Liter V12 TDI remain a Europe only model. The 2010 Audi Q7 will be offered in three different trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige, with prices ranging from $46,900 to $61,000.


Full details in the press release after the jump.

ABT Sportline revealed today a tuning package for the Q7 3.0 TDI diesel SUV. With the use of the ABT Power technology, the engine’s output is raised to 278 hp and 580 Nm.

The Q7 also gets ABT Performance Springs and ABT Sports brake systems side rails, rear aprons, fender extensions, 4-pipe exhaust units and exhaust tailpipe end caps. The SUV sits on dynamic BR alloys in 9x20 and 10x22 inch wheels.

Press release after the jump.

The German aftermarket specialists at Senner Tuning are more commonly known for wrenching away on sports cars like the Audi R8 and Nissan 370Z , however a few larger cars like Audi’s Q7 have caught the tuner’s attention and are benefiting from the new relationship. Starting out under the hood, Senner’s high performance specialists have tuned the 4.2 Liter V8 engine to produce a total of 374 HP and 347 lb-ft of torque with some software upgrades and a new high performance exhaust out back. Afterwards Senner added a new electronic lowering module that lowers the Q7 by almost two inches, placing the body right on top of the high performance SUV’s new 22 inch RS-Silver alloys.

With the growing popularity of luxury SUVs it just makes sense that more and more tuners are preparing hot rod packages for these larger people movers. As it comes from the factory, the Audi Q7 is nearly a perfect vehicle. It Is built on top of a solid platform that is shared with the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg , the interior of the Audi has a few extremely upscale features like a pair of Bang and Olufsen speakers that pop up from the dashboard and some of the softest leather you will ever sit in. The only area that the German automaker has left to be improved upon is what’s under the hood and B&B Automobiltechnik have all the options covered.

2010 Audi Q7 by B&B

For the top of the line 6.0 Liter V12 TDI powered Q7 , B&B has added an upgraded air intake, intercooler and injection system along with modified engine software to take full advantage of the new performance parts and bring the diesel burning mill’s output up to 595 HP and an astounding 936.7 lb-ft of torque for only 10,000 Euro. B&B has come up with a few options for the slightly smaller 4.2 Liter V8 equipped Q7, squeezing out 375 HP and 627 lb-ft of torque for a mere 1,698 Euro or and even higher 400 HP and 664 lb-ft of thrust for just 4,950 Euro.

2010 Audi Q7 by B&B

B&B offers even more options for the smallest and most fuel efficient model in the Q7 lineup, the 3.0 Liter TDI powered Audi SUV with three different engine tuning packages. The first stage consists of a simple ECU upgrade that slightly increases the TDI’s boost pressure so that it churns out 280 HP and 431 lb-ft of torque for only 1,398 Euro; the second ups the output to 300 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque for 1,498 Euro while the most powerful makes 325 HP and 427 b-ft of torque for 3,950 Euro. No matter which package you choose, the Q7 is guaranteed to look perfect with a set of twin five spoke B12 rims sized anywhere from 20 to 23 inches in diameter and B&B Automobiltechnik’s subtle aero package.

Source: B&B

More often than not, when the size of your family increases, the bulge in your back pocket gets smaller. However for a lucky few whose wallets manage to stay full even after the addition of a few offspring, they are in the fortunate position of not having to sacrifice the finer things in life, like a tuned high end people mover. Even though it has only been on the market for a short while now, the redesigned Audi Q7 is already a big hit in the tuner scene. A perfect example is this modified version from the German tuning house Caractere.

Audi Q7 facelift by Caractere

Not only will you be able to haul the kid to soccer practice and load up on umber for those time consuming weekend projects, but you will be able to do it in style. That is because the Caractere kit changes the appearance of the full size SUV by adding a more aggressive front bumper that makes use of the factory fog lights, the vehicle’s original Adaptive Cruise Control sensor and even incorporates the original headlight washers. Out back the new rear bumper can be ordered to fit vehicles with or without a trailer hitch depending on what kind of hauling duties the owner has planned for their Q7 .

Finishing off the sporty styling of the Caractere kit is a wing atop the rear hatch, a set of bold wheel arches and the company’s signature CW1 wheels that are available in either 20 or 22 inch diameters.

Source: Caractere
Audi Q7 V12 TDI by ABT

ABT Sportsline is used to building entrants for Gemany’s DTM racing series, but are never too busy to tune any product out of the Audi catalog. When the tuners found out that the luxury carmaker was putting a turbocharged diesel V12 in the Q7 , they couldn’t wait to turn up the boost. Output is up to 560 HP, from the factory 500 HP; and torque has been increased to 885 lb-ft from the standard 737.5 lb-ft of twist. The full size Audi SUV can now go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.3 seconds. Not bad for an alternatively fueled tuner truck.

The German automaker, Audi has prepared a subtle facelift for the 2010 model year, and part of that new lineup will be the next generation Q7 coming in 2011. If this year’s restyling didn’t quite do it for you, next year’s is going to be completely different. The biggest change will come at the front end with the headlights, and continue throughout the bodylines, creating a much more aggressive, sharper design.

The front grill will now be hexagonal in shape, with a series of LED driving lights on either side. New for the next generation Audi SUV will be an all-new 2.0 Liter TFSI motor that will put out 210 HP. All of the familiar engine options will be back as well. Except for the alternatively fueled, the extremely torquey, V12 TDI version will be dropped for the future.

Source: Motorspain

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