When Audi Q7 first appeared in now far 2005 it was the best luxury SUV in full-size segment. The carmaker has succeeded to retain reputation to this day, so we strongly recommended new 2018 Audi Q7. It is a family vehicle and not just that, it is also intended for business people and others who generally like luxury full-size SUV. What kind of changes can you expect? First of all, Audi introduces a new generation of MLB II platform, which is made by Volkswagen.
Basically, it consists of strengthened steel frame and aluminum panels that give excellent drive performances. Furthermore, in this way you can expect weight reduction for a few hundred pounds compared with the previous version. Dimensions of the body are length 199.7 inches, width 79.9 inches and height 67.4 inches. Current second generation is in the middle of the life cycle, so Audi has prepared some innovations that will bring improvements.
2018 Audi Q7 – New Design
According to the words of Wolfgang Egger who is chief designer of 2018 Audi Q7, it will be more elegant and more beautiful than before. So what is he talking about? Well, just look at front fascia with brand-new trapezoidal grille and emblem in the top section. What else? Horizontal bars are shining like silver and space between them allows air-flow thus better cooling of the power plant. Finally, thinner LED daytime light increase visibility on the roads. Because of that, it is not necessary to add new lights in order to achieve a certain degree of light intensity regardless of conditions. Smooth hood with two folds from both sides delivers excellent aerodynamic features. Rest of body has retained distinctive design language with identical elements. We can conclude that new look will certainly attract potential customers.
2018 Audi Q7 – V6 Gasoline Engine
This five-door wagon will be powered by supercharged 3.0-liter gas V6 option that produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Gasoline power-plant is specially intended for North American market and Hybrid drive system also. In addition, on other markets, you can choose diesel powerplant that is more economical. If you peek in V6 gasoline specification you can see the amazing information. For example acceleration from dead stop to 60 mph is achieved in just 5.5 seconds. This is the best results in the segment, even better than BMW X5 or Volvo XC90. That is really great for a full-size SUV. Further, all four 20-inch sports tires are receiving power through well-known Quattro drive system. Q7 e-on is a hybrid that stands out with lower C02 emissions. Additional electric motors provide better mileage numbers.
2018 Audi Q7 – Safety
The thing that you are certainly most interested in is fuel consumption, but at this moment we have just projections. That is not officially, however 2018 Audi Q7 fuel consumption amounts 18 mpg in city and 27 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, electrical systems in safety package help the driver and occupants to feel well protected. Some of them are predictive efficiency assistant, Turning Assistant and Exit warning system. All of three systems work together, to ensure best driving experience in any traffic situation.
2018 Audi Q7 – Virtual Cockpit
The design of the interior is everything you could expect from luxury SUV. Although comfort is on a highest level possible there is still a problem in the third row of seats. Insufficient legroom makes seating for adult occupants almost impossible. Why didn’t people from Audi increased space and solved the problem that they knew it existed? They were probably more concentrated on devices on the dashboard. In other words, the highlight of the interior is Audi Virtual Cockpit. It consists of 12.3-inch TFT configurable screen and also MMI Interface integrated. That’s not all since there is another 8.3-inch display that comes out of the dashboard. If we neglect the space in the third row of seat, all else is top-notch quality. Brown leather blends in perfectly with wooden details.
2018 Audi Q7 – Price
When it comes to price, the base model has a price tag with $55.750. Of course, if you want all the premium features and to fully enjoy 2018 Audi Q7 you will have to spend additional $18.000.