Which one is better Audi Q7 petrol or Audi Q7 diesel?
By: Madesh on 23 august 2014
Choosing between Diesel Motor and Petrol Motor is the question which could not be answered so easily. And when you have to chose between the AUDI's petrol and diesel engineering, then you have to do a lot of homework. This almost impossible to choose one between Audi Q7 petrol and diesel as both of them comes with its own pros and cros. Their is mid set for buyers that Diesel is low in runnig and petrol is high in running but individual have to keep in mind intial and maintance cost is high for diesel mil. i.e. when it come to base line both stands at same point. So the choice agaian depends on you.
There are no petrol varaints of Audi Q7 available in India. But the diesel varaints have two different engines in the offering- 3.0L and 4.2L TDI engines. Audi has some of the best petrole engines in its other cars but for an SUV like Audi Q7 it has stuck to the diesel variants as these are more preferred here. Diesel varaints tend to have lower costs of running and give better fuel efficiency.
Unfortunately, Audi Q7 is not available with any petrol variants. Also, Audi has discontinued the 4.2 Liter diesel engine powered variants of Audi Q7 and now it is available only with a 3.0 Liter, 2967cc, 6 Cylinder diesel engine with seven speed S tronic automatic transmission system. The powerful diesel engine generates 241 bhp of maximum power with 550 Nm of maximum power.
Though, Audi Q7 is available only with the diesel engine option, but it offers power, performance and acceleration like any petrol sports utility vehicle. Its 3.0 Liter diesel engine is very smooth and noise free and even at the speed of above 160 kmph it never vibrates or make any extra noises. The seven speed S tronic automatic transmission system makes the driving of vehicle very comfortable.
BMW X5 is also a very good sports utility vehicle in this segment, and it gives very tough competition to Audi Q7. Though, BMW X5 is also available only with diesel engine option but if we compare the power and torque of both vehicle BMW X5 is far ahead than the Audi Q7. BMW X5 delivers 258 bhp of maximum power with 560 Nm of maximum torque.
Audi Q7 doesnt not come with petrol motor, it comes in 3L Quattro diesel engine, so there is no question of choice between petrol and diesel. The legendary SUV packs 6 cylinder V-Type Diesel Engine that has a displacement of 2967 cc. Claiming the top speed of 215 kmph, it can reach at the speed of 100 kmph in just 7.8 sec. This is a car for extreme car lovers as the SUV offers tremendous acceleration, pickup and speed with its 8-speed tiptronic gear tranmission system.
As stated by Kastur in his answer, currently there is no petrol variant available in AUDI Q7 and company has no recent plans to launch one. It is available only in diesel engine with two different types which are 3.0 TDI and 4.2 TDI engines. Diesel engines are low in running cost as prices of diesel is less than petrol. It costs you more in its maintenance as it needs regular checkup and changing of fluids. If you want a petrol variant of Audi, than you can go for its other models like Q3, Q5.
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