2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

2016 Audi Q7 Review – First Drive, Photos

2016 Audi Q7 Review – The Audi Q7 made its first public appearance at the Motor Show in Frankfurt in 2005 before arriving on the North American market for model year 2007. This is a very popular vehicle (over 500,000 units sold worldwide to date), which is why the company has taken a decade to give birth to a new generation.

After the test drive the new Audi Q7 2016, if only briefly, I can tell you it is practically in a class by itself. 2016 Audi Q7 Review

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

A redesigned Q7 A to Z

The Audi Q7 2016 shows a rather different look of the original. It is not as daring or provocative, which may appeal to more customers. Furthermore, its shape is sleeker and looks a tad to a family sport, but still remains impressive enough to fill an SUV mission.

The new Q7 is 37 mm less in length and 15 millimeters less and width, while its height is almost the same. Inside, there are 21 millimeters wider between 1st and 2nd row seats as well as 41 additional millimeters between occupant head and the ceiling. But what he most important lesson of the Audi Q7 2016, is his weight loss. 325 kilos lighter, it delivers significantly higher performance thanks to its greater maneuverability.

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As for engines include a V6 3.0L TFSI develops 333 hp and V6 turbodiesel (TDI) of 3.0 L that generates 272 horsepower and a torque of 443 foot-pounds. Each accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just over 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km / h. The Audi Q7 TDI in 2016 consumes an average of 5.7 L / 100 km, while the 7.7 TFSI burns L / 100 km (note that these numbers are conversions of American odds, they may be more highest in Canada).

Do not forget the new Audi Q7 e-tron quattro, which will arrive a little later on the market as the first plug-in hybrid luxury SUV with a diesel engine in the world.According to the European test cycle, this model has returned 1.7 L / 100 km and has a range of 56 km in electric mode.

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No doubt, the Audi Q7 2016 full of new generation technologies on the cutting edge. Most buyers will be amazed by the new driving assistance systems including adaptive cruise control with assistance in traffic jams, a help for towing device, system anticipating road conditions (via GPS) to maximize fuel efficiency and cross traffic alert at the back. In fact, no other series vehicle offers as much in this area.

You understand that the Audi Q7 2016 easily stand out from its rivals in terms of technology. Aid to the towing ensures not only that the Q7 and trailer do reverse perfectly straight line, but it also turns the trailer in a direction preset without having to touch the steering wheel – a first in the industry. I have a lot of experience in reversing maneuvers with a trailer at the rear, unlike many conductors, and I guarantee you that this system can turn anyone into a king or queen towing.

On the road with the Audi Q7 2016

Q7 The former was fabulous to drive, but the new is even more so. Its lighter weight is clearly felt in the first corner and inspires confidence to make us enjoy all the other chains.

As you know, I prefer the luxury and comfort and I am happy to spend some security systems that bother me more than they come to my aid. However, Audi has found a way to integrate them effectively. I can not stress to let me drive, but I was happy to cede control to the Audi Q7 2016 in the congested traffic and when cruising on the highway.

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

Moreover, it is good to know that a system with 4 directional wheels (optional) improves stability at high speed in addition to reducing the low speed turning circle. When you leave the asphalt, 2-road modes enable the Audi Q7 2016 venture further, while its pneumatic suspension increases ground clearance up to 244 millimeters.

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

The Audi Q7 2016 and competition

Competitors are numerous in the segment of full-size luxury SUV, but the Q7 has what it takes to be among the best. I would even say it becomes the benchmark for unsurpassed safety features and fantastic options such as towing assistance device.

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

Yes, I really like the new Audi Q7 2016. Although its price has not yet been announced, it is expected that it does not change so much.

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive

2016 Audi Q7 Review - First Drive, Photos