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2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

 

Power can be impressive — especially when it comes in the form of a 252-hp turbocharged TFSI engine. The mixture of fuel efficiency and smooth power output, the Q7 is a powerful conviction on all fronts.

2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic

7 seats

Engine

2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine

Transmission

Eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with Quattro

All-wheel drive

Horsepower @ rpm

252 @ 5,000-6,000

Torque lb-ft @ rpm)

273 @ 1,600-4,500

Fuel Economy

19city/25highway/21 combined Estimated MPG

Fuel capacity

22.5 gallons

Introduction

Throughout the long history of Audi, each car has been brought to life by a core philosophy of beautiful style, intelligence and technology

Audi

Audi has one of the most multi-faceted stories ever told in the history of the automobile. The emblem with its four rings presents one of Germany’s oldest-established automobile manufacturers. It symbolizes the amalgamation in 1932 of four previously independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. These companies form the roots of what is today AUDI AG.

These roots go back to1899 August when Horch founded Horch & Cie. in Cologne. There he helped build his first car. After differences of opinion with the council, August Horch left the company and created a second car company. Because his surname was already in use and was protected by trademark, he chose its Latin translation for the new company. So “horch!” – or “hark” – became “audi”.

Throughout the long history of Audi, each car has been brought to life by a core philosophy of beautiful style, intelligence, technology, top-of-the-line performance in each detail without a single compromise in quality. These rules, together with an incredible inspiration and passion to innovations, continue to drive Audi into the future.

The 2017 Audi Q7

The 2017 Audi Q7 impresses with a set of new functions and technologies suggested. For example, the collision avoidance technologies, traffic jam assist feature and Audi presence city with pedestrian detection, which detects vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 mph and alert the driver to a potential collision.

Traffic sign recognition was also included, this system detects upcoming road signs (such as speed limit signs) — even when reaching driving environments such as school zones or construction zones — and shows them on the cars’ driver information system or Audi virtual cockpit.
Another useful implementation is an infrared camera and thermal-imaging technology, this available system helps you see farther down the road in low-light conditions and alerts the driver about pedestrians and larger animals within 300 feet.

Audi active lane assist

This available feature is helpful, detecting if your vehicle is drifting out of its lane without use of the turn signal and assist the driver in steering the vehicle back onto its intended direction.

 

Traffic jam assist

Traffic jam assist provides gentle speed acceleration, braking and steering guidance, allowing for semi-autonomous driving at speeds between 0 and 40 mph in congested traffic.

 

Prices and Versions

The 2017 Audi Q7 is presented in 3 available trims:

Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige.

 

Model Base Price
2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic $54,800

 

Engine

Power can be impressive — especially when it comes in the form of a 252-hp turbocharged TFSI engine. The mixture of fuel efficiency and smooth power output, the Q7 is a powerful conviction on all fronts.

  • 0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine
  • Horsepower @ rpm 252 @ 5,000-6,000
  • Torque lb-ft @ rpm 273 @ 1,600-4,500
  • Fuel Economy 19city/25highway/21 combined Estimated MPG
  • Fuel capacity 22.5 gallons

 

Exterior

The 2017 Audi Q7 got new looks for bold new adventures! Dominating in presence, with finished lines from every angle, the new Audi Q7 makes its boldest statement yet.

  • Singleframe grille
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Power-adjustable, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
  • Rear fog lights
  • Integrated twin-trapezoidal exhaust outlets
  • Aluminum-optic trim around exterior side windows
  • Full-paint finish exterior appearance
  • Aluminum roof rails with ESC integration
  • Power tailgate
  • LED turn signals integrated into the exterior side mirror housings
  • Body-colored exterior side mirror housings
  • Aluminum-optic door blade with quattro script
  • Rear privacy glass

 

Interior

  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Comfort front armrest
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down operation
  • Decorative interior inlays
  • Cloth headliner
  • Panoramic sunroof with tilt, slide and power sunshade features
  • Driver and front passenger extendable sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Plastic cargo area sill/threshold protection
  • 10 beverage holders (6 cup and 4 bottle)
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Stainless steel door sill inlays
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector

 

Seating

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Eight-way power front seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
  • Split tumble-folding 35/30/35 second-row seatbacks with fore/aft position and seatback angle adjustments
  • Heated front seats
  • Power split folding 50/50 third-row seatbacks with electric fold and return function

 

Entertainment and Technology

  • MMI radio plus with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability
  • 0″ color driver information display
  • 0″ TFT color center MMI infotainment display
  • HD Radio Technology
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription
  • SDXC card slot with 32GB operating capacity
  • Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerate features
  • Audi music interface with two USB ports
  • BLUETOOTH wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones4
  • BLUETOOTH streaming audio for compatible devices4
  • Garage door opener (HomeLink)
  • Keyless engine start/stop
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi pre-sense basic and Audi pre-sense city
  • Audi drive select
  • Rain/light sensor for automatic windshield wipers and headlights

 

Safety

  • Driver adaptive and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags and Sideguard head-curtain airbags
  • Front passenger occupant detection—for airbags
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Offroad mode, secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats (three pairs of anchors and tethers in second-row, two pairs in third row)
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Integrated child door locks in rear doors

 

 

Conclusion

The Audi Q7 SUV is Intelligently engineered and exquisitely designed, with standard quattro all-wheel drive, a strong supercharged engine and a lighter rigid body grant the Q7 remarkably nimble performance that belies its size.

This car is a great choice for any conditions, windy road, or even paths where roads don’t exist. With multiple Audi drive select modes you can handle any weather and road. German design and engineering.  Audi is usually known for compact cars, city cars, but the Q7 is large and with a lot of interior space.

The base price around $55,000 is not too high for the Q7, especially considering its last name (Audi), and that is the largest SUV available from Audi.

With its powerful engine, legendary quattro all-wheel drive, class-leading horsepower and driver assistance technologies, this IIHS Top Safety Pick manages to help all seven passengers get to their destination with maximum comfort and safety.

 

Marco Carvajal
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