Audi Q7, technical specifications, photos and description of the model
Beginning of the legendary model can be considered 2006 when the car was presented to the public. The designation Q7 meant belonging to a completely new lineup of cars from the German brand. It is noteworthy that not only the technical characteristics of the Audi Q7 distinguished the model among the Audi product lineup. The car was also in the price category between the Q6 and Q8. There was a whole saga with this name that led to a full-fledged legal process with Infiniti. The competitor filed a lawsuit over the use of the letter “Q,” explaining that only they could use this letter to designate a model range since they already had a lineup of SUVs under that index. But the matter was resolved by a global agreement when Audi agreed not to use this index anymore and decided to leave existing models as they were. But that’s all just history.
It can be said right away that each generation of the Audi Q7 has significant differences, although all these cars are an excellent choice for any car enthusiast. The car is equipped with modern electronics, high-quality sound, a set of safety airbags, a soft multi-link suspension, combined with the legendary Quattro, and a comfortable, spacious interior. The body of the model is made in a wagon layout, which is perhaps one of the few factors that united all generations. Read about their technical parameters below.
Audi Q7 1st generation (2006 – 2014)
Logically, the year of production of the first generation Q7 coincides with the year the car appeared – 2006. The car was first presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is probably the general description of the Audi Q7 we can conclude with.
Technical specifications of Audi Q7 1st generation in detail
First of all, it is worth noting that Audi Q7 technical specifications of the 1st generation, which are still relevant today, is an SUV, so the parameters here will be “off-road.”
So, first about the dimensions:
- Width of Audi Q7 – 2,000 mm;
- Length – 5,063 mm;
- Height of Q7 – 1,737 mm;
- Q7 ground clearance – 180 mm;
- Number of seats in the cabin – 5 (not counting the trunk :-)).
The car was equipped with engines from the following lineup, accordingly, the parameters will be different:
|Engine||Fuel||Drive||Consumption||0-100 km/h||Max Speed|
|3.0 TDI quattro AT (240 hp)||Diesel||All-wheel drive||6.7 / 8.6 L/100km||7.9 sec||215 km/h|
|3.0 TFSI quattro AT (272 hp)||Premium gasoline||All-wheel drive||8.5 / 14.4 L/100km||7.9 sec||222 km/h|
|3.0 TFSI quattro AT (333 hp)||Premium gasoline||All-wheel drive||8.5 / 14.4 L/100km||6.9 sec||243 km/h|
|4.2 TDI quattro AT (340 hp)||Diesel||All-wheel drive||8.9 / 14.9 L/100km||6.4 sec||242 km/h|
|6.0 TDI quattro AT (500 hp)||Diesel||All-wheel drive||9.3 / 14.8 L/100km||5.5 sec||250 km/h|
Photos of Audi Q7 1st generation
Photos of the 1st generation Audi Q7 still delight fans of high-quality technology. Here we have a small selection of photos that can prove it .
Audi Q7 2nd generation (2015 – 2019)
When in 2015 the public in Detroit first saw the updated Audi Q7 2nd generation, everyone immediately noticed significant changes in design. Now the car’s exterior has become more streamlined, sleek, and sporty. The new Audi Q7 received angular, and at the same time, more aggressive lighting. The horizontal radiator fins made the car look more modern and aggressive. Naturally, the bumper was also redesigned. The car lost some weight, gaining more pronounced wheel arches. The optics are equipped with either xenon or LEDs, depending on the customer’s preference. But it also became much more powerful.
Technical specifications of Audi Q7 2nd generation in detail
Technical specifications of Audi Q7 2nd generation do differ significantly from its predecessor. The car has become smaller:
- Length – 5050 mm;
- Width – 1970 mm;
- Height – 1740 mm;
- Ground clearance (adjustable) – 145 – 235 mm;
- Wheelbase – 2990 mm.
The updated Audi Q7 2nd generation received an air suspension, making it even softer and more comfortable, and it also allows you to adjust the ground clearance with the push of a button. The car still has 5 seats in the cabin, but now we can mention the trunk volume – 890 liters . But there’s a clarification here – the third row of seats can “steal” space in the trunk. Accordingly, there will be room for 3 more passengers, but the trunk volume will be reduced to only 290 liters. If you need to transport bulky cargo, you can fold the second and third rows of seats and get a 2-cubic-meter luggage compartment.
Changes were not only in dimensions; the weight also decreased by 325 kg. The lighter weight was achieved through aluminum fenders and hood. The body was also lightened by using the hot forming technology.
The car was equipped with everything to make your trips comfortable, even if you have to drive all day long. Three-zone climate control, seats with ventilation and massage, seat heating, a multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a multimedia system with a seven-inch screen will do their job.
The engines of the Audi Q7 2nd generation also received updates, and now the lineup looks like this:
|Engine||Name||Fuel||Drive||Consumption||0-100 km/h||Max Speed|
|3.0 TDI tiptronic (249 hp)||quattro||Diesel||All-wheel drive||5.7 / 7.3 L/100km||6.9 sec||225 km/h|
|3.0 TDI tiptronic (249 hp)||quattro Comfort||Diesel||All-wheel drive||5.7 / 7.3 L/100km||6.9 sec||225 km/h|
Photos of Audi Q7 2nd generation
Photos of the 2nd generation Audi Q7 confirm the mentioned “slimming” of the car. As they say, it’s better to see once than hear a hundred times. So take a look
Audi Q7 3rd generation (2020 – present (2021))
The first presentation of the Audi Q7 3rd generation took place in 2019, but it was only available in the CIS countries from 2020. In fact, and quite logically, the 3rd generation Audi Q7 is a thoroughly reworked 2nd generation. Changes have been made to the engine lineup, interior, options list, exterior, and more in every aspect of the car. There are also changes in its appearance. In particular, the car received new bumpers.
Technical specifications of Audi Q7 3rd generation in detail
Now, LED optics are standard, and, upon customer request and for an additional fee, it can be equipped with a matrix. This feature significantly increases the range of the headlight illumination. Technical specifications of Audi Q7 3rd generation steadfastly remind us that we are dealing with a premium crossover. Optionally, a third row of seats can be installed in the cabin. The facelift made the car “slightly larger” in size. Now, the dimensions of the Audi Q7 3rd generation are as follows:
- Width: 1970 mm;
- Length: 5063 mm;
- Height: 1741 mm;
- Wheelbase: 2994 mm.
The fully independent suspension, optionally equipped with air springs, provides a maximum clearance of 325 mm and 90 mm of adjustability. A special feature of the updated Audi Q7 is the cross-stability stabilization system that operates on 48-volt power. However, it should be noted that this option is only available on the sports version of the Q7.
The car’s chassis has also undergone significant improvements. Now, not only the front wheels steer, but the rear wheels also assist in turning, making the car more maneuverable than ever.
The transmission is based on an 8-speed automatic gearbox complemented by the legendary Quattro system. Engine details are listed in the table. But all engines have an electric “add-on.” The mild hybrid 48-volt system saves 0.7 liters of fuel per 100 km but takes up 25 liters of space in the luggage compartment.
Engines of Audi Q7 3rd generation
|3.0D AT AWD (231 hp)||45 TDI||Diesel||All-wheel drive|
|3.0D AT AWD (286 hp)||50 TDI||Diesel||All-wheel drive|
|3.0 AT AWD (340 hp)||55 TFSI||Premium gasoline||All-wheel drive|
In terms of electronics, Audi engineers have also made changes. Now, most of the mechanical buttons have been replaced with several touch-sensitive 8.8-inch displays. The screens are spring-loaded to enhance tactile feedback. If 8.8 inches seems too small, you can order a 10.1-inch display. All analog gauges have been replaced with a virtual multifunction panel. To increase informativeness, a head-up display has been added to the options list.
Photos of Audi Q7 3rd generation
Photos of the 3rd generation Audi Q7 allow you to appreciate the efforts of the engineers. The exterior and interior of this car are truly beautiful.