All-new Audi Q7 arrives in September

Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Audi Q7  returns to Australia in September, in an all-new second generation with advanced technology, sophisticated driver assistance systems  and extraordinary quality throughout.

“In 2006, the first Audi Q7 arrived  as a standout model of 7-seat versatility that was a true luxury vehicle. But  it also established a reputation for all-round excellence that other Q family  vehicles have since followed,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia Pty Ltd.

“The all-new second-generation Q7 will take Audi’s reputation for cutting-edge  engineering, exceptional quality and sophisticated technology a giant leap  further.

“The all-new Q7 is significantly lighter, which brings both efficiency  and dynamic benefits. It incorporates the very latest technology, like the  innovative virtual cockpit. But most importantly, it introduces key assistance  systems like Traffic Jam Assist that will reduce the driver’s task on the long  cross-country drives that the Q7 is so well-suited to.

“These new assistance systems have been extensively tested here in  Australia and refined for local conditions by Audi engineers, so that we can  ensure that our customers can enjoy the real-world benefits of the Q7’s  sophisticated technology,” said Mr Doyle.
The Q7’s optional assistance package includes Active Lane Assist, which  gently steers itself to guide the car in its own lane above 60km/h as a support  to the driver.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and pre-sense front,  as well as Traffic Jam assist, ease the driver’s task in freeway driving or in  traffic, by autonomously accelerating, braking and steering the car under certain  conditions.

The Collision  Avoidance Assist system supports the driver if an obstacle has to be avoided.  Using the video camera and radar sensor data, it instantaneously calculates a  suitable track, taking into account distance, width and offset of the preceding  vehicle. Its first action is a warning jolt to alert the driver about the  danger. Once the driver begins steering, the system intervenes in the power  steering with torque in order to guide the vehicle around the obstacle.

The Turn Assist system  monitors oncoming traffic when turning right at  low speeds. In a dangerous situation, it slows the Q7 to a halt. This  intervention keeps the Audi Q7 within its own lane. The system is enabled at  speeds of between two and 10km/h once the driver operates the turn signal to  turn right.

Audi  Pre-sense City (AEB), Side Assist and Rear Cross Traffic assist (which assists  by alerting the driver of oncoming traffic when reversing out of a driveway  onto a road, for example) are all standard on the new Audi Q7. The Exit Assist  warning system warns the driver and passengers, should vehicles or bicycles approach from behind when the vehicles is  stopped.

The new MMI all-in-touch control unit incorporates haptic feedback to  enhance user interaction with the menu system, making operation even more  intuitive. The virtual cockpit (plus retractable 8.3-inch centre screen) is  standard, and Audi Connect functionality is also available as an option.

Also available for the new Q7 are Audi’s intelligent Matrix LED  headlights, with dynamic rear indicators.

The new Audi Q7 is powered by a comprehensively updated 3.0 TDI V6  engine that produces 200kW and 600Nm. This considerable muscle is enough to  accelerate the new Q7 to 100km/h in only 6.5 seconds. Combined fuel consumption  is a mere 5.9 litres per 100km – astonishing for a large vehicle of this type  and some 20 percent lower than its predecessor.

An all-new drivetrain sits beneath the new Q7. A new quattro centre  differential is integrated into the fast-shifting eight-speed tiptronic, making  the entire drivetrain 20kg lighter than its predecessor. Sophisticated  vibration dampening solutions allow very low engine idle speeds of as little as  850rpm for maximum efficiency. The advanced start-stop system cuts the engine  even before the car comes to a complete stop, when the required braking  parameters are met.

The new Q7 is also available with all-wheel steering, which turns the  rear wheels below 10km/h in order to reduce the turning circle for improved  maneuverability. At high speeds, the same rear-wheel steering function is  applied differently to increase cornering stability.

The first new Audi Q7s will be delivered to Australian customers in  September.

  • Pricing
  • (Manufacturer List Pricing (MLP) – excludes dealer  delivery and statutory charges)
  • Q7 3.0  TDI quattro tiptronic              200kW                    5.9L/100km                           $103,900

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