Almost one year after the launch of the Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI with a supercharged V6 petrol engine, now comes the introduction of the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro, combining a 2.0 litre four-cylinder, inline petrol engine with the quattro permanent-all wheel drive available on its larger-engined stablemate.
On the outside, the Audi Q7 2.0 quattro is identical with the 3-litre variant except that it now comes with 19-inch 5 V-spoke design alloy wheels, instead of 20-inch cast aluminium wheels. The front end of the SUV is especially eye-catching with a bold Singleframe grille as well as LED headlights and signature LED daytime running lights forming a distinctive double arrow pattern.
Powering the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro is a 2.0 litre TFSI engine that incorporates a 4-cylinder in-line petrol engine with direct fuel injection and exhaust gas turbocharging as well as an 8-speed tiptronic transmission that develops a maximum output of 252hp and a maximum torque of 370 Nm between a range of 1,600 and 4,500 rpm.
With this configuration, the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds, 0.8 seconds faster than the previous generation’s 3.0 TFSI variant of the Audi Q7. Despite its sporty capabilities, the new Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro has a frugal fuel consumption rating of just 7.4l/100 km and a CO2 emissions rating of just 172 g/km.
The agile handling dynamics and fuel-sipping characteristics of the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI are especially remarkable for a large premium SUV with the largest interior in its class and are as a result of a weight reduction of approximately 325kg from the previous generation. This benefit comes from Audi’s lightweight construction including the usage of intelligent multi-material design and aluminium components.
In addition to the standard Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, Comfort and Individual settings, the Audi drive select in the Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro also features an All-road mode which prepares the vehicle for mixed terrain by lifting the ride height by 25 mm and Lift/Offroad mode which prepares the SUV to go far off the beaten track by raising the right height to the maximum of 60 mm. On top of that, there is a convenient loading mode, which lowers the rear axle by 45 mm in order to increase accessibility to the luggage compartment coming in handy whatever you’re loading.
Inside the cabin, the Audi Q7 is a luxurious lounge for up to 7 people, with electrically adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support, a generously apportioned 2nd row with ample leg room and a versatile electrically-operated third row of 50:50 split seats that can be folded down to increase the cargo space from 770 litres to 1955 litres. Front seat passengers are greeted with finely crafted dashboard featuring a two-tone inlay featuring an upper inlay in silver grey with a diamond finish and a lower inlay in anthracite with an anodised finish.
With a 4-spoke steering wheel with multifunction plus and shift paddles providing an executive yet sporty interface with the vehicle, the inside of the Audi Q7 is a dynamic place to be. The Audi MMI navigation plus with MMI touch infotainment system that forms the nerve centre of the vehicle can be accessed either via the 8.3-inch central screen with high-resolution graphics or through the driver information system (DIS) that is built into the driver instrument cluster, providing easy control of the vehicle’s navigation, infotainment and telephone features. In terms of infotainment, the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro comes equipped with the Audi sound system featuring a 9-channel amplifier with 10 loudspeakers for a total output of 180 watts.
The new Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro also comes packed with all the electronic and safety features such as start/stop system with energy recovery, tyre pressure loss indicator, hill descent control, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) which includes Traction Control (ASR), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and 8 airbags.
Audi offers 7 colours for buyers to choose from. This includes, Glacier White, Floret Silver, Argus Brown, Ink Blue, Graphite Grey, Orca Black and a special Daytona Grey with pearl effect.
The fully imported Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro is now available for booking at all authorised Audi dealerships immediately with retail price from RM524,900.
For an additional RM15,000, buyers can opt for the S line package which includes sportier front and rear bumpers, diffusers, 20-inch cast aluminium wheels amongst other things as well as a more dynamic interior features such as an S line sports steering wheel, sport seats, special inlays and so on.
For more information, visit www.audi.com.my.