The vehicle will be available with a third-row seating feature and is claimed to come with a heap of technical features. Also, Audi claims that this second-generation crossover will be lighter than before and will thereby promise enhanced fuel economy. With its new 2017 Audi Q7, Audi will look to take on the likes of Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, and BMW X5.
It is being reported that Audi will build this SUV on Volkswagen’s latest MLB II platform that combines high-strength steel along with aluminum panels. The car will stand at around 5080 pounds, thereby shedding around 700 pounds than its predecessors. Also, 2017 Audi Q7 is reported to come with an all-wheel drive layout.
2017 Audi Q7 – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The overall height remains the same as its predecessor. However, the SUV has received significant enhancements in other areas. Its wheelbase has been increased to 117.9 inches while the total length of the car is set at 199.6 inches. With a constant height, these make the car a bit sleeker in design and also increasing interior cabin space. The 20-inch diameter wheels are fitted with an aluminum frame, imparting a muscular design to this new SUV.
The nose of 2017 Audi Q7 appears slightly tapered to enhance visibility. Also, it comes with a new trapezoidal-shaped grille design which is larger than before. This is flanked by sharp horizontal headlights with Audi’s latest adaptive LED fittings along with day-time running lights. A panoramic sunroof will also be available with tilt, slide and sunshade features.
The cockpit will house a massive 12.3 inches TFT display with configurable features. Also, the dashboard will come with a second 8.3-inch screen synced with the car’s audio system and sensors. The audio system will consist of BOSE technology with 19 speakers and 15-channel amplifiers. The driver’s seat will come with heating features and will be 8-way power adjustable. Optional heated side mirrors will be available.
Expect Audi to equip its new 2017 Audi Q7 with all the latest high-tech safety features. Along with adaptive cruise control and electronic stability control, this SUV will have advanced pedestrian detection system, and even a traffic jam driver assist technology. Audi’s collision avoidance and assist technologies along with parking assist features are also likely to be installed.
2017 Audi Q7 – Modification under the Hood
The 2017 Audi Q7 will be powered by the automaker’s very own 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine. Air suction will be compressor based, that is supercharged, to enable better combustion of fuel inside. With this, the SUV will be able to develop a power output of 333 hp and a torque output of 325 lb-ft. Transmission system will be 8-speed automatic with manual shift features available.
The supercharged engine will enable the SUV to reach a top speed of around 128 mph. Also, the vehicle will accelerate from to 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds. That is 1.1 seconds quicker than BMW X5 and 0.8 seconds less than Volvo XC90. Also, Audi Q7 2017 has an EPA rating of around 19 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2017 Audi Q7 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Expect a price tag of around $55,750 for the base model while the range topper might cost around $72,000. Here are 7 listed specifications that make Audi Q7 2017 stand out.