In Europe hybrid cars aren’t exactly too common as diesel powered vehicles still boasts good mileage. Still technology is catching up and sooner or later we might see a change towards cleaner energy. The likes of most European automotive makers have already started researching on hybrid or electric technology but that doesn’t stop them from further improving diesel technology.
An exceptionally efficient diesel version of the new Audi Q7 is launching on the market, which customers can now order: the Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro. This engine not only reduces fuel consumption to 5.5 liters diesel per 100 km; it also reduces the entry-level price for the Q7 model series to 58,000 euros (around RM246k). Audi will be delivering cars to dealers in Europe starting in September.
It might also mean that in a years time or more, we might see recon versions of this model.
The efficiency is ground-breaking: The combined fuel consumption of the 3.0 TDI with 218 hp is just 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km. Consequently, the new Audi Q7 also attains good results in its environmental performance – with a CO2 equivalent of 144 grams per km. With up to 28 percent less fuel consumption than its predecessor, it achieves the best score in efficiency in the competition. The new Audi Q7 is the embodiment of Vorsprung durch Technik: It combines high fuel efficiency and impressive driving performance figures, and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. It can continue to sprint to its top speed of 216 km/h.