Audi released the first official images of the next-generation of its flagship SUV Q7 just a couple of weeks ago on the web. The company also announced that the new Q7 would have its world première at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show in January. Since its an India-bound vehicle and would also be launched in India by mid 2015, a test mule of the next generation Q7 SUV has already been spotted on the Indian roads.
Our friends at Team-BHP have captured the first images of the new Audi Q7 while undergoing test runs in India. The company has retained the overall design of the previous generation SUV in the new Q7, albeit with sharper lines and a more aggressive stance to distinguish it from the preceding model. Going by the spy-shots, the Q7 SUV is heavily camouflaged but arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights integrated in its headlamps are clearly visible. In addition, the bulky wheel arches and a sharp roofline can be seen. Audi has tweaked certain elements in the 2015 Q7 such as tail-lamp cluster, alloy wheels, front and rear bumpers. Moreover, the tail pipes or exhausts adorn a flat rectangular shape this time around. Audi is offering an optional all wheel steer system with the Q7 SUV which would turn the rear wheels by 5 degrees.
New Audi Q7 would be offered in both petrol and diesel guises with 3.0L, V6 TFSI & TDI engines, respectively. The diesel motor would be tuned to get two different levels of performance - 268 bhp & 600 Nm and 215 bhp & 500 Nm. On the other hand, the petrol variants, powered by the 3.0L V6 TFSI powertrain, would have a maximum power of 329 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque. Additionally, a 2.0-litre TFSI mill would also be offered with the base variant of the petrol line-up and it would generate a top power of 248 bhp and peak torque of 370 Nm. Interestingly, Audi is also looking forward to roll out its first-ever diesel hybrid version with the new Q7 in form of an e-tron 3.0L engine, which would pump out a massive power of 369 bhp and highest torque of 700Nm. All the variants would be mated to a an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and the power would be disbursed evenly to all the four wheels of the SUV via Audi's Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
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