Audi USA now offers an economic way of transporting several people in ultimate luxury, as the 2017 Audi Q7 is now available with a smaller 2.0-liter engine.
It would mean excellent gas mileage while also being slightly more affordable in the first place. The current generation Audi Q7 comes with a supercharged V-6 developing a whopping 333 bhp and 325 lb-ft of torque. These figures are more than sufficient to make the extremely heavy SUV one of the fastest vehicles on road. However, it also makes running the vehicle quite an expensive process even with the current low prices of gas.
The 2017 Audi Q7 will be now available with a 2.0-liter engine with four cylinders. Turbo charging, however, helps the vehicle develop a healthy 252 bhp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This is the same engine found on several other Audi vehicles like the Audi A4, which is almost half the price of the 2017 Audi Q7. In the same configuration, the Audi A4 is extremely brisk and are capable of some exciting 0 to 60 mph times. However, the Audi Q7 is a whopping 1200 pounds heavier than the sedan while it may also have to take care of seven individuals or five individuals along with a lot of luggage.
The base 2017 Audi Q7 Premium starts from $49,950, which represents a $5800 reduction over thesupercharged Q7 3.0T. The Premium Plus variant of the model, which is priced at $53,950, is also priced lower with a similar differential over the Premium Plus variant of the supercharged Q7 3.0T. Those looking to opt for the higher end Prestige variant, which has all the features, will be able to get the Audi Q7 to only the supercharged engine. The 2.0 liter engines are reserved only for the base models. The Prestige version of the Q7 with the V-6 engine comes in at $65,250.
One would assume that the savings would be much higher in terms of day-to-day running costs. However, the Audi Q7 is a heavy vehicle and the reduced engine capacity and power output results in a saving of just 1 mile per gallon. The Q7 with the V-6 motor manages 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the smaller 2.0-liter engine achieves 20 mpg in the city and a similar 25 mpg on the highway. The towing capacity of the vehicle is now at a lower 4400pounds.