The largest in the Audi SUV range, the Q7 has an impressive presence with a muscular exterior, quattro DNA and it is packed with technology helping to create the ultimate off-road Audi experience.
Step up to the Audi Q7 and the first thing you’ll notice is the sheer amount of car you get for your money. The confident styling creates a sense of power and prestige, completed with 19-inch (Sport trim) or 20-inch (S line trim) alloy wheels. Alongside the larger wheels, the S line trim brings sportier-looking styling touches to make it even more imposing on the road.
Aluminium roof rails remind you that the Q7 remains a practical family car as well as a luxurious vehicle, while rear privacy glass, standard on the S line trim, adds to the sensation of majesty.
The interior of the Q7 is so comfortable that you might be tempted to just stay in it after completing your journey. It’s simply beautifully built from premium materials, including part-leather upholstery, soft-touch plastics and expensive-looking wood veneer.
Increased headroom over the previous model makes it even more comfortable for taller passengers, especially in the back. There are seven seats in total, and even with all seven seats in use the boot is a useful size at 295 litres. With the two rearmost seats folded (as most people will use the car on a day-to-day basis) it is a huge 770 litres. The middle row of seats can also be slid back and forth, increasing passenger legroom or boot space as required.
All five rear seats split and fold individually so the Q7 can be transformed into a truly cavernous load-lugger when you need to move very large objects.
Power is supplied by a quick and flexible 3.0 TDI engine with either 215bhp or 268bhp. Both are mated to a smooth-as-silk eight-speed tiptronic gearbox and Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel drive system so you can enjoy reassuring levels of grip on even slippery roads. Automatic Start-Stop and F1-inspired energy recovery systems return around 48mpg on the combined cycle, whichever power output you opt for.
Audi drive select means you can alter the driving manners of the Q7 to suit the day, subtly changing the throttle and steering responses. Select Comfort mode to make longer drives less tiring and Dynamic mode to make the most of open country roads. Air suspension is optional and makes the ride quality even more smooth.
Set-and-forget Adaptive Cruise Control will make motorway journeys less tiring, maintaining a safe distance from the car in front by automatically applying the brakes and accelerating so you should arrive at your destination feeling more relaxed and refreshed than you’re used to. Once you get there, Audi’s Parking System Plus takes the guesswork out of parking with such a large vehicle, helping to keep the metallic paint in showroom condition.
Audi’s MMI infotainment system is fitted as standard and makes pairing phones or programming the satellite navigation system a piece of cake. A high-definition eight-point-three-inch screen magically appears from the dashboard and can be controlled with both a rotary dial and touch-sensitive pad that makes entering postcodes, for instance, easier than ever.
Your Q7 comes with Bluetooth®, two USB ports (vital for on-the-go phone charging), a 4G SIM card slot that transforms the car into a wireless hotspot, a DVD drive and 12-volt sockets in both the front and rear.
You can also specify an Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the standard analogue instruments and seven-inch TFT screen with a giant 12.3-inch TFT panel that displays everything from speed and revs to satellite navigation maps, phone and audio information, plus much more.
The Q7 has received a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and features a host of safety features, including automatic emergency braking, tyre pressure monitors, stability control and lots of airbags.
In addition to Sport, S line trim highlights include:
In addition to the Sport and S line trims, the Black Edition Q7 highlights includes:
In addition to Black Edition, the Vorsprung trim highlights include:
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Audi’s first SUV is back for a second instalment with less weight, better efficiency and even more space inside.
Large premium SUVs are more popular than ever and given that the outgoing Q7 is nearing its ninth birthday Audi has decided it’s time for a new one.
Rather than a refresh the German maker has gone to town with Q7 MkII; there’s a new body and chassis with a substantial weight reduction, a new exterior and interior, the latest engines and a major upgrade in terms of standard and optional technology too. Few stones have been left unturned in the quest for the best-in-class title.
Diesel will be the preferred option in the UK and the latest 3.0-litre TDI unit is a gem. Refined and with plenty of torque on offer it can move the Q7 along very briskly indeed, with 0-62mph taking only 6.5 seconds, although it’s so refined it doesn’t feel as fast. Remarkably it’s also frugal with it, with a claimed combined consumption figure of 47.9mpg with 153g/km of CO2.
There are few better views than from behind the wheel of the Q7, thanks to the high driving position and large glazed area. There’s fewer buttons now thanks to the slick MMI Touch system and it all works beautifully well.
It’s secure and stable rather than thrilling to drive but it’s the level of comfort on offer that is of most importance, and the refined driving experience and low noise levels are impressive.
Presence and stature are everything at this end of the market, and clearly Audi have given the Q7 as much of both as possible. Ditching the grey plastic cladding around the lower portion of the car for body colour gives it a smarter look, and the old car’s curvy waistline has been ditched for something a little more squared off. Whether it’s better looking or not is a matter of opinion however; the front grille is inspired by the smaller Q3 but looks huge on the Q7.
There’s nothing to touch the Q7’s image this side of a full-size Range Rover. People will see you coming and be in no doubt about which manufacturer your mighty SUV comes from.
It might be lighter than the old car but the new Q7 is certainly not short of space. Inside it is absolutely vast; it doesn’t matter which seat you sit in, there’s head, leg and shoulder room in spades. The larger windows help the feeling of space too, while the space itself is very well managed. The third row of seats can stow electrically while the second row tilts and folds for easy access. You can fit three child seats across the second row, giving you the nightmarish prospect of being able to carry six infants in one car. Even with all seats in place there’s 770 litres of boot space, and 1,990 with them all folded.
All Q7 models come with a lengthy standard specification, with highlights such as DAB audio with satellite navigation, electrically operated and heated front seats, electrically folding third row and electric tailgate, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear parking system, keyless start and hill descent control. SE models get 19-inch wheels as standard too, whilst S Line models add 20-inch wheels, leather seats, privacy glass and four-zone climate control.
The options list is huge too but includes goodies like the clever virtual cockpit already seen in the TT, Apple Car Play or Google Android Auto and a smart rear tablet for entertaining passengers.
If there was ever a perfect family wagon then the new Q7 is it. With so much space inside and a great deal of flexibility on how that space is used it can probably cope with any kind of combination of passenger size, number and accompanying luggage as you could throw in it. What’s more those passengers will be carried in comfort. It’s not cheap of course but it’s a luxurious cabin and an effortless driving experience to boot.
|Retail Cash Price||£60,045.00|
|Monthly Payments of||£549.00|
|Optional Final Payment||£26,183.90|
|Option to Purchase Fee||£10.00 (payable with optional Final Payment)|
|Total Amount Payable||£66,879.48|
|Total Amount Payable by Customer||£63,879.48|
|Total Amount of Credit||£45,162.42|
|Rate of Interest||4.86% Fixed|
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