The 2012 Audi Q7 - The Ultimate In Sport And Utility
The 2012 Audi Q7 is proof that not all Sport Utility Vehicles are created equal. With three outstanding engine choices to match three trim levels, your Q7 can be matched to your needs and lifestyle. From driving your Q7 in downtown Atlanta to the winding mountain roads of north Georgia, the Audi Q7 will feel right at home.
Progressive Design and Coupe-like Roof Line
Redefining the concept of a seven-passenger SUV, the Audi Q7 offers a sophisticated look that's unlike anything else in the category. It's wide, muscular stance and sweeping, coupe-like roofline tips you off to its sporty pedigree.
Panorama Sunroof with Power Sunshade
The available three-panel Panorama sunroof produces a unique, light-filled driving experience. Both front and rear glass elements can be tilted, and the front panel can be opened along a length of 19". The sunroof features a front power sunshade for automatic opening as well as a rear manual sunshade. Outstanding fresh-air comfort combines with excellent aeroacoustics, including a mesh wind deflector, for an extremely low noise build up.
72.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Carrying Capacity
The interior of the Q7 is as functional as it is luxurious. Folding the second and third row seats yields 72.5 cu. ft. of carrying capacity at the ready.
Audi adaptive air Suspension
Audi adaptive air suspension is an electronically controlled air suspension system with a continuously adaptive damping system. The system offers a choice of six different settings: Lift, Offroad, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Cargo ? which lowers the rear of the vehicle for easier access. The system varies the air-spring damping characteristics and rebound response according to the mode selected and vehicle speed. Vehicle ride-height is also adjusted according the mode selected. In Comfort mode a higher ride-height results in greater ground clearance and a more pliant ride, while a lower ride-height in Dynamic mode creates a lower center of gravity and additional directional stability.
3.0 TFSI® Engines
The all-aluminum Audi 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine benefits from the combination of FSI direct injection and supercharging to create 280hp. The impressive 295 lb-ft. torque is generated over a wide range, from 2250 to 4750 RPM, making full power usable at any speed. The four-vane, Roots-style supercharger makes the 3.0 liter V6 exceptional. The Q7 also comes with the option of the 3.0 liter TFSI S line® engine, which delivers 333hp and an impressive 325 lb-ft of torque. To further enhance handling and ride comfort, significant attention to detail has been paid to suppressing vibrations at the attachment points along the steering column. The result is a nearly 100 percent reduction in steering wheel vibration, offering the driver smoothness at virtually any speed.
quattro® All-wheel Drive
Permanent all-wheel drive systems are not created equal. And they certainly don't perform that way either. quattro® is essentially a mechanical system devised around a torque-sensing, self-locking center differential that shifts torque instantaneously to where it's needed. This means quattro® is adjusting power between front and rear axles more than a hundred times a second, ensuring torque is delivered to the wheels where traction exists.
In normal driving situations, quattro® distributes the power between each axle by sending 40 percent to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels, enhancing the driving dynamics while maintaining optimum control. Constantly assessing grip, quattro® helps ensure the best possible combination of traction and handling regardless of the road conditions.
Clean Diesel Technology
For more than 20 years, TDI® clean diesel has been the leader in diesel technology. It's powerful and efficient, and is extremely quiet. In fact, as a testament to its benefits, vehicles powered by diesel account for 50 percent of all vehicle sales in Western Europe.
Its efficiency was proven in 2008 during the Audi Mileage Marathon. The Audi Q7 TDI® clean diesel averaged an extraordinary 28 MPG on a cross-country trip from New York to Los Angeles. By using the most advanced technology of Turbo Diesel Injection, or TDI® clean diesel, diesel is quickly gaining popularity in the United States for several good reasons.
Five-star Crash Test Rating
Audi has always held firm the belief that prevention is the best safety feature of all. And the Audi Q7 offers an abundance of features designed to help keep you out of harm's way. However, if a collision becomes inevitable, the Q7 has proven itself with a Five-star Crash Test Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA].