Audi will present at the Geneva Motor Show the Q7 Coastline, a concept inspired by the luxury yacht’s design. A large part of the high-performance SUV’s exterior and interior is bathed in a trendy white.
The Q7 Coastline is powered by a six-liter engine V12 engine that delivers 368 kW (500 hp) of power and an impressive 1,000 Nm (757.56 lb-ft) of torque between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. As a result, the vehicle performs like a world-class sportscar – sprinting from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.5 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). On average, the world’s only 12-cylinder diesel engine in a passenger car uses just 11.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (19.77 mpg).
In contrast to the production version of the Q7 V12 TDI, the casing for the exterior mirrors on the Audi Q7 coastline is white as well; the single-frame radiator grill and the side air intake slots come in dark High Gloss Steel. The Audi Q7 coastline has the same body modifications as the Audi Q7 V12 TDI, with widened wheel arches and striking front and back bumpers that immediately catch the eye.
The equally stylish and trendy interior is dominated by alabaster white, a color popular on luxury yachts. Also in luminous white are the carpet, embroidered floor mats made of fine wool, pillar trim, roof lining, seat upholstery made of plush velvet and Valcona leather, seatbelts, steering wheel, the front of the cockpit and the door trim. The majority of the switches and controls as well as the instrument panel with cowl are likewise in this trendy color from Audi. Full story
Audi previewed today the Q7 V12 TDI quattro, a new version of the Q7 SUV that will debut in Geneva. The diesel version of the Q7 will go on sale in the second half of 2008.
The Q7 V12 TDI quattro is powered by the world’s first V12 diesel engine that generates 500 hp of power and 1,000 Nm (757.56 lb-ft) of torque from six liters of displacement. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 5.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically capped at 250 km/h (but on the speedometer, the range extends up to 310 km/h).
The Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro’s powerful engine torque flows through a rapidly and gently shifting six-speed tiptronic that was specially designed for the six-liter diesel engine’s immense torque. The driver can shift the gears of the automatic transmission either with the selector lever or manually with the standard chromed shift paddles on the three-spoke steering wheel.
The quattro drive distributes the power to the front and back wheels in a 40:60 ratio – giving the vehicle a sporty, rear-focused driving style that guarantees maximum agility and driving enjoyment. When needed, the inter-axle differential transfers most of the power to the axle with better traction. Great care has also been devoted to reinforcing all key components in the quattro driveline.
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PPI Automotive Design today presented the Ice SUV based on the Audi Q7. Compared to the Q7, the PPI Ice is more luxurious and even more exclusive. It is a car to satisfy the highest requirements when it comes to driving pleasure and active safety.
The impressive appearance of the PPI ICE is supported by a range of performance kits. The first stage for all diesel and petrol engines is a kit comprising a sports exhaust system, sports air filter and an optimised engine management system. This produces a power increase of up to 35 kW/47 bhp and an additional 45 Nm torque compared with the standard production version. The top engine is a turbo-charged version of the 4.2L V8 engine. 600 bhp and a top speed of 295 km/h being the outcome of the PPI development.
A further requirement from the design brief of the PPI development crew specifying that the car should accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds was satisfied in impressive style by the engine technicians. At 5.9 seconds, the PPI ICE® performs this sprint 1.5 seconds faster than its production counterpart. And what is more, it is acoustically accentuated by the powerful, sonorous sound of the PPI sports exhaust system with its 4 tailpipes.
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With all the competitors coming from all over the world, Audi of America is considering rolling out the Q7 diesel in 2008 as well. Johan de Nysschen, Audi’s U.S. chief, said diesel SUVs coming this fall from Mercedes
-Benz and BMW
AG may force Audi to bring out the diesel Q7 ahead of schedule. The Q7 will have Audi’s first diesel engine in the United States.
The Siegen-based tuner B&B offers two possible performance modifications for the new Audi Q7 4.2 TDI. Level 1 increases performance up to 268kw/365hp and torque up to 850 Nm. The noble SUV reaches in level 2 performance top values of 290kw/395hp and torque of about 900Nm. This allows accelerations of less than 7 seconds from 0-100km/h and top speed of more than 240km/h.
Audi announced that the seven-seat Audi Q7 SUV will be offered in 2008 in a petrol/electric hybrid versions that slash fuel consumption and emissions by over 20 per cent.
240 bhp of output and 550 Nm of torque – the latest version of the incredibly powerful 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engine is now available in the Audi Q7
. The ultra-modern compression-ignition engine with Common Rail fuel injection system and piezo injectors impresses not only with its sheer power, but also, and even more so, with its remarkable efficiency. On average, the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI requires a mere 9.8 litres of diesel for every 100 kilometres travelled. This means that the new version needs 0.7 litres less than its predecessor, despite the significant increase in power output and torque.
Audi will unveil the first US Q7 hybrid and diesel models next year. It will be the first models from a series of hybrid models that will be unveiled in the future.
The Q7, performance SUV from Audi, is a top of the line vehicle concerning design, power and practibility. Naturally the subtle the aerodynamic parts from Königseder address the non cross country drivers who want to bestow more sportness upon their car.
The Königseder exterior package consist of a front bumper extension in the current Audi look and therefore improves the front area without being to flashy.
The colorless original plastic rear bumper subpart is exchanged by the Königseder (...) > Full story