One of the best features of the new 2016 Audi Q7 is its weight. Impressively enough, Audi has managed to shed 325kg out of the Q7, but still makes an SUV that has more space in the cabin.
Practical and beautifully finished, the cabin of the 2016 Audi Q7 offers all the tools that a driver can ask for a self-driving mode.
And while the Q7 is not completely a self-driven car, it still has more than enough features to let the driver relax and enjoy the ride.
In its essence, the Q7 is a luxury seven seat SUV that has arguably the widest range of assistance systems for the driver. The German company is very close to delivering autonomous driving. Some of the driver assistance systems in the Audi Q7 include systems for helping the driver remain in lanes, help the driver turn left or right, systems for keeping distance from other vehicles in the front, systems for operating in traffic jams and much more. There are even systems that warn the driver and the passenger of approaching dangers when they get out of the vehicle.
At the moment, the Q7 is available only in one model, the entry model with a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 260hp. Customers can expect the lower entry model by the end of the year, which will offer a 3.0-liter engine but with fewer ponies under the hood. A gasoline model is also expected for next year, as well as e-tron hybrid that will have as much as 373 ponies delivering power.
The new engine helps the Q7 sprint from 0 to 60mph in just 6.5 seconds, all while delivering around 30% better fuel efficiency. Combined with an eight speed automatic transmission, the Q7 runs on all-wheel-drive system.
When you consider everything, the new Audi Q7 is a luxury SUV that hits just the sweet spot. The new SUV is lighter, with more space inside, more technology, better engine, and a price tag $129,900 that is competitive. For those who want something better, Audi also offers the Q7 in S-line trimming, with the price going up to $139,900.
The first generation of the Q7 SUV was first seen in 2015, at the Frankfurt Motor show. Arriving in car dealerships next year, the Q7 was an instant hit. Up until now, the Q7 has received two facelifts, and the second generation of the popular SUV should get Audi back in the conversation for best SUV on the market.