Back in 2009, Audi’s engineering team began their work on the Q7 SUV. Their company head changed a couple of times and upon each change of leadership, the vehicle model was re-examined. But the wait is worthy and it marks as the base model for the upcoming VW, Audi, Bentley and Porsche vehicles. Moreover, Audi was never in a hurry to replace their already popular models which had sold over 500,000 units worldwide. This revolutionary model is trending now on the Internet and people are waiting to get their hands on this stunner. According to Audi, their 2017 Q7 e-tron TDI is – “the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder diesel engine and Quattro all-wheel drive”. One major change you will get with this revolutionary model is that it has lost nearly 425 pounds from the previous versions. It is built based on a longitudinal engine, unlike the other small cars that come with traverse engines. It comes in 3 variations with a 252 hp 3.0 TFSI engine, 333 hp, and 325 torque.
2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI – Exterior, Interior Design and Additional Features
The exterior looks stunning like all Audi vehicles. It, in fact, looks quite compact for a 7-seater. You cannot make out the 700 pounds cut from the earlier version from the way it looks. Singleframe grille, automatic headlights, leather seats, LED taillights and aluminum optic door blade with Quattro script all make this beast look stunning.
The 2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI comes with very elegant and convenient interiors, particularly for the driver. They’re ample room and leg space for the driver as well as the passengers. The TFT instrument cluster is on par with the TT and R8. The 3rd-row seats is options and yet give ample space. There are quite a few electronic sensors and technology inside that it might get a little distracting but they aim towards autonomous driving which makes everything perfect. With the latest version, the 2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI has come up with a lot more additional features that can have opted for if the customer wants. There’s more for the sporty people like collision alerts, automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control which alerts on traffic jams on your way! There’s a turn assist that does not allow the driver to turn left if any oncoming vehicle or obstacle is found if the turn signal is activated. There’s also a blind-spot monitoring system that alerts the driver of obstacles or oncoming cyclists or traffic before the door is opened. There’s also a collision control system that slows the vehicle, though does not stop, if it detects a possible collision.
2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI – Powerful Engine and Performance
The base engine for a 2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI come with a 3.0 TDI V6 supercharged engine for the US market. It produces 373 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. With an all-wheel steering system and an adaptive air suspension, the Q7 e-tron TDI performs perfectly well in on the road and off-road conditions. Though the weight has reduced considerably, the fuel consumption has not improved as much. It gives 19 to 25 mpg for the American market. But considering the fact that the fuel price is not as much as in the Europe, this mileage is perfectly acceptable.
2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
For the US market, the rates start from $55,500 onwards depending on the option you prefer. The 2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI comes in 3 variations. There are optional additions which will cost based on what you have chosen. Though the exact release date is not yet announced, the 2017 Audi Q7 e-tron TDI is expected to release sometime late 2017 or early 2018.