The 2017 Audi Q7 is about to have a new entrant in its lineup, the one powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four engine.
It will be rolled out early next year as confirmed by the company.
With the new addition, the auto brand will be able to significantly reduce the cost of three-row luxury crossover. As confirmed earlier, the new 2.0-liter powertrain will be able to produce up to 252 horsepower combined with 273 lb feet of torque. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission system which evenly spreads the power generated with Quattro all-wheel drive setup.
For the first time in history, Audi is offering a four-cylinder version for the Q7. Compared to the previous models in the series, the new edition will be at least half a second faster because of the tweaks made to the engine. The earlier edition used a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine capable of producing about 280 horsepower with 295 lb feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 7.7 seconds.
While making it faster and more powerful, the engineers at Audi has also managed to make it more fuel efficient. The car has an EPA estimation of 22 miles per gallon which is another jump from the previous 18 mpg. The new 2017 Audi Q7 2.0T is priced at $49,950 which also includes destination delivery charges.
This time, the automobile manufacturer has managed to give their customers an extremely cost efficient model to go for. The new Q7 is about $5,800 cheaper than the 3.0T version. It is also cheaper than its competitors including the BMW X5, Mercedes Benz GLS and the Infiniti QX60.
Audi has confirmed that the new car will land in dealership stores by mid next year and when it does, more information with regards to the trimlines and standard equipment will be revealed. If they manage to add a lot of options to the base models, Audi will have the upper hand against Mercedes and BMW this year.
The car in terms of design has not undergone any major changes but we believe it will have a much better infotainment system with an improved dashboard. For the 2017 edition, the brand is keen on offering great value for money and a fuel-efficient car which doesn’t compromise on performance either. They have hit the right points and probably found a bestseller already.