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Test drive Audi Q7: a big jackpot

Test drive Audi Q7: a big jackpot

It looks current “seven” traditional for cars from Ingolstadt – while discreetly and effectively, especially in the bright blue color Ara blue. Continuity is available, while the car has gathered a lot of brand new features such as LED lights with technology Matrix. But the most expressive feature of the exterior, of course, was a huge grille, which has received more volume. Style newcomer will be the basis of the brand image of the other crossovers – Q5, Q3 and Q1, which will appear next year.
Even a cursory acquaintance with the impressive abundance of electronic assistance systems. Most of them are based on the camera under a windshield and sensors in the rear of the machine. And it is not only well-known Side assist and adaptive cruise control, and electronics Pre Sense City, which is able to inhibit yourself with the threat of collision or Rear cross-traffic assist, warning of the approach of the car or the cyclist, when the hand over backwards, or the system warning passengers to open the door of the vehicle approaching from behind.

Although in terms of new technologies more impressive appearance of the first among SUV chassis. Depending on the speed of electronics itself decides how to tighten the rear wheels. Thus, at a high pace, she turns them parallel to the front. And at low speeds – up to 5 degrees in the opposite direction, which reduces the turning radius.

Test drive Audi Q7: a big jackpot
Q7 sales up at the start with two 3-liter engines. Weaker – diesel tremendous traction of 600 Nm already at 1500 rpm. All this is quickly transmitted to the wheels via a leading 8-speed automatic gearbox, which allows accelerate to 100 km / h in just 6.3 seconds. Two tenths faster than the petrol version sprints, but the moment he has less than – 440 Nm from 2900 rev / min. In mixed mode, it burns for more than two liters of diesel, although the Germans emphasize that in comparison with its predecessor TFSI efficiency improved by 28%. Last but not least this is due to the ability to disable some gasoline turbo cylinders under partial load. But as for me, even the 9.4-liter in city mode for the five-meter, two-ton car with almost all wheel drive and automatic – a paltry figure. Although experience shows sales of the previous Q7, dealers have to re-accustom consumers to gasoline engines, which are popular on the background of diesel engines was to put it mildly, very modest.

Test drive Audi Q7: a big jackpot
Germans enthusiastically reported that as a result of the extensive use of aluminum alloys and ultralight weight Q7 managed to trim 325 kg (1970 kg).The body itself became a 71 kg lighter, hood, doors and trunk lid completely from the winged metal. Due to this lower center of mass, and improved stability. He feels there is a driver? Of course! On wet alpine roads I boldly attacking even very fast turns, which feel like a crossover to the last clinging to the asphalt, showing less willingness to leave on the outer radius.

The impression that the car was half a meter lighter and shorter. Although this is largely a merit quattro, which traditionally throws 60% thrust to the stern and 40% to the front. However, in difficult conditions, it can send back the time to 80% and 75% to the front wheels. On the other hand, the nature Q7 capable vary over a wide range, because the serial Audi drive select now has seven modes. At Comfort it can be calm and smooth as a limousine, and Dynamic – sharp and assertive. From the new settings – two off-road mode allroad and lift / offroad. The last optional air suspension lifts the body up to 245 mm. Although hard to believe that someone climb up on the roads at present SUV, which looks more like a limousine.

Test drive Audi Q7: a big jackpot

Summary

Body and Comfort

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Created in the new corporate style, Q7 trumps the typical advantages of the design Audi – impressive size trapezoidal grille, headlamps with a memorable figure, a characteristic profile of the body.Another tremendous progress with regard to ride and sound insulation.

The new style is quite conservative, looks spectacular cars in bright colors.

Powertrain and dynamics

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Motors got from its predecessor, but they are significantly modified. The efficiency was improved by 28% for gasoline unit and 23% for a diesel engine. Number of traction is impressive, especially in the diesel variant. As many as seven (!) Sending modes, including two – to ride on the road.

The premium SUV class has representatives and better handling.

Finance and Equipment

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In the price list the basic version of the model was the diesel price 68 831 euros. A version of the 3.0 TFSI will be exactly a thousand more. In the near future the market will budget version with a 2-liter gasoline turbo engine. The list of equipment is much richer than its predecessor. There is a choice of two audio systems prestigious brands.

Traditionally expensive additional equipment. Ordering a dozen options, you can easily raise the cost Q7 twenty thousand.

 

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