2012 Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 and the Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro
The Q7 is the performance SUV from Audi – the big, versatile automobile for sporty individualists. With its efficient engines and the standard eight-speed tiptronic transmission, it sets standards in its category.
Body and interior
The design of the Audi Q7 exudes performance and presence. The engine hood, the front fenders and the wrap-around rear hatch are aluminum. Add-on parts come standard in a contrasting color, with an option for parts in the body color with chrome trim.
Thanks to its 3.00 meter (9.84 ft) wheelbase, the 5.09 meter (16.70 ft) long Q7 has interior room to spare. 27 different seating configurations are possible. The large SUV is available as a five-, six- or seven-seater, with a choice of either individual deluxe seats or a variable bench seat in the second row and an optional third row. The seat backs in the second row can be folded, increasing the cargo capacity from a volume of 775 liters (27.37 cubic ft) to 2,035 liters (71.87 cubic ft).
Three different types of seats are available for the driver and the front-seat passenger, topped by climate-controlled comfort seats that can be heated and ventilated. With its elegant lines and the many upscale details, the interior conveys the typical Audi wellness feeling. The fit and finish knows no compromise.
The Audi Q7 engine lineup features six engines with six or eight cylinders. The two three-liter gasoline engines – supercharged V6 units with different power ratings – and the V6 TDI units are characterized by groundbreaking efficiency. The V8 diesel offers an impressive 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft) of torque. The 3.0 TDI also features a start-stop system and sophisticated thermal management. Audi also offers a particularly low-emissions clean diesel version of the 3.0 TDI with 180 kW (245 hp).
- 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp)
- 3.0 TFSI quattro with 245 kW (333 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 150 kW (204 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp)
- 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro with 180 kW (245 hp)
- 4.2 TDI quattro with 250 kW (340 hp)
All of the engines deliver their power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive via an eight-speed tiptronic. With its wide spread and long-ratio upper gears, this also makes an important contribution to efficiency.
The Audi Q7 has a sophisticated chassis. Aluminum double wishbones mounted on subframes guide the wheels. The optional adaptive air suspension (standard in the Q7 4.2 TDI) with electronic damper control varies the ground clearance depending on the situation. The driver can choose from five characteristics using the MMI operating system.
Wheels range from 18 to 21 inches in diameter. Large, internally ventilated disc brakes provide the stopping power. Huge discs in lightweight carbon fiber-ceramic are optionally available for models with the two most powerful engines. The ESP stabilization program includes an offroad mode. A hill descent assist engages when going downhill offroad.
A power rear hatch (standard with the top engines) and a rail-based load securing set for baggage are available for sports, recreation and vacation travel. In the area of assistance systems, Audi offers adaptive cruise control, Audi lane assist and Audi side assist.
At the top of the infotainment lineup is MMI navigation plus, which can be combined with the Bluetooth online car phone. Its WLAN hotspot lets passengers surf and e-mail with their mobile devices, and special online services from Audi connect are available to the driver. Another highlight is the 1,000 watt Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with 14 speakers.
The Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro
The Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro is the most powerful diesel SUV in the world. Its V12 draws 368 kW (500 hp) of power from a displacement of 1,750 cc and delivers 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque to the six-speed tiptronic between 1,750 and 3,250 rpm. Requiring just 5.5 seconds for zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and with a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph), the Audi Q7 V12 TDI achieves the performance of a powerful sports car. Its luxurious standard equipment includes 20-inch wheels, a ceramic brake system, the adaptive air suspension, a Bose sound system and sport seats.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.