The new 2017 Audi Q7 has been hailed as many as Audi’s small step towards a giant leap forward for every Sports Utility Vehicle. Some of the highlights to expect include incredible cleat and visceral 3D sound systems, impressive diesel and petrol performance, high-quality and comfortable interior, and a top-shelf infotainment options. We should expect the new and updated 2017 Audi Q7 early next year, according to industry pundits.
The five or seven passenger crossover Sports Utility Vehicle is undeniably big. The vehicle blends well with comfy-yet-sporty-enough driving and beautifully well-appointed cabin that is unrivalled by few vehicles in its class. It comes with a wide array of optional and standard driver-assistance systems.
For those who have been keeping an eye on the Q7 past philandering, we all know that the vehicle has been having a rough time making sales due to its advanced age, fortunately, for its ardent fans, the 2017 redesigns will undoubtedly revive its lost glory. The vehicle is completely redesigned for 2017, the mid-size luxury SUV ranks among the Audi’s flagship crossover vehicles lined up for this year.
Despite the thorough working and refreshments, the vehicle still resembles the previous Q7, however, its wheelbase is now shorter and longer than before. Additionally, the vehicle is now 0.5” narrower than the outgoing model, and despite the decreased size, the vehicle has a more spacious interior.
Interior Changes & Exterior Updates – 2017 Audi Q7
For 2016, the vehicle has made strides in shedding some extra weight thanks to the multi-material body that has made it 157lbs lighter than before. The Audi’s engineers have, additionally, equipped it with a lighter-weight chassis.
A U.S Audi official, on an exclusive interview with us, told us that the vehicle will now shed up to 575 pounds from the current model but will depend on the configuration. Some of the features to expect from the new and upgraded Q7 include leather upholstery, 18” alloy wheels, wood and aluminum accents, LED headlights, automatic wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, LED taillights, leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic wipers, chrome grille, adjustable headrests, upgraded infotainment system, and a heated front seats.
Inside, the vehicle is comfortable, luxurious, and quiet. For buyers who crave without feeling completely top-heavy is the elevated driving position. Also, the vehicle offers different suspension tuning. The Comfort setting, specifically, offers a plush driving experience that gives any user a serene driving experience.
Opting for the Dynamic suspension setting shifts the transmission system to a bit sharper and fine-tuned steering. Additionally, the vehicle feels sporty and absorbs most of the shocks thereby dissolving any cabin jitteriness.
The supercharged V6 has proven to be a useful tool especially when dealing with uphill tasks like moving this gigantic SUV up the mountains and rocky terrains.
2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs
Under the hood of the new and invigorated Audi Q7 for 2017 is a walloping three engines which customers can choose from. The first is a turbocharged 2L 4-cyl engine, with this engine, expect its output to be 252 horsepower and 273 pounds of torque.
Next, expect a supercharged 3L V6 rated at 333 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque.
Lastly, a 3L turbodiesel V6 which is rated at 272 horsepower and 443 pounds of torque will make it to the top-of-the-line trim. All of the engines will come paired to an 8-speed auto transmission system with Quattro AWD system and steering wheel paddle shifters.
The 3.0L TDI engine is expected to sprint to 60 mph from standstill in 6.5 seconds. However, the V6 does the same in about 6.3 seconds.
As for the EPA ratings, expect the fuel sipping TDI to have a fuel economy rating of 41.3 mpg/combined, on the other hand, the TFSI is rated at 30.5 mpg.
Price & Release Date Of The New 2017 Audi Q7
We shouldn’t expect the 2017 Audi Q7 to hit U.S dealerships this fall, as Audi has said the vehicle will arrive ashore in January next year. To date, no pricing details have been released yet, but we should expect the vehicle to increase by several hundred dollars over the outgoing model for both the 3.0L TDI and the 3.0L TFSI.
Fortunately, though, the new 2.0L turbocharged variant should be expected to be cheaper than the existing 3.0T standard model, which should set you back by an MSRP of about $49,225.