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 top model in the Audi Q7 line is a large SUV powered by a twin-turbo 5.8 liter V-12 engine producing a zero to 60 time of 5.5 seconds. This is a diesel and currently is not available in the United States. The concept model was shown at the North American Auto Show, however, which suggests that it will eventually arrive in the States. Meanwhile, there are four other models of the Q7 available here, with base prices starting as low as $39,900.
So, is it worth it?
The car in the video is purported to be the V-12, but the same plant manufactures the lower priced cars, as well. One look at the assembly process shown in this video will explain why Audi has an outstanding reputation for build quality.
Back in January, at the Detroit Auto Show, Audi launched the Q7 V12 TDI Concept, one of the most powerful ever diesels SUV. According to AutoTelegraf, this will come reality: Audi confirmed the car will go into production in the second half of 2008. An even good news is that the model will also be available for USA.
When you think about an Audi Q7 you think about style and power. But in the same time you know that 350 hp and a top speed of 151 mph are not that impressive. This is why JE DESIGN decided to turn this impressive ride into a more powerful one. With 500 supercharged horses and a top speed of 169 mph, the Je Design Q7 is indeed something we can call a SUV.
240 kW/326 bhp and 760 Nm of torque – Audi proudly presents the most powerful diesel SUV on the world market. A state-of-the-art eight-cylinder engine with common rail fuel injection and Piezo injectors not only stands out on account of its sheer output but also demonstrates outstanding efficiency: the 4.2 TDI has an average fuel consumption of just 11.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.
If you dont know now you know the Audi Q7 V12 TDI , which boasts over 500 diesel horsies, is one of the hottest SUV vehicles to come on the US market(watch out Cayenne Turbo and ML 65). Drool over the lit LED lamps in the front (ala S6 ) and remember them for when the next time you are on the highway. When you do see them in your rear view , get outa the way cause this V12 is not going to stand for you and your puny six or eight cylinder engine.