Audi has announced several mechanical changes for the 2011 Q7. Updates include a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a second-generation 3.0-liter TDI.

Audi has announced several mechanical changes for the 2011 Q7.

First and foremost, the 3.6-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 have been replaced by a supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6. Available in two versions, the base 3.0-liter unit produces 200 kW (272 PS / 268 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the Q7 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph) or 225 km/h (140 mph) with the optional adaptive air suspension.

The more powerful 3.0-liter V6 is lifted from the S4 sedan, it produces 245 kW (333 PS / 329 hp) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) comes in 6.9 seconds and the top speed is 243 km/h (151 mph) or 245 km/h (152 mph) with the adaptive air suspension.

Both engines are rated at 10.7 l/100km (21.98 US mpg) in the EU test cycle - an improvement of 12% and 16% (over the previous engines).

If petrol isn't your thing, you'll be glad to know Audi will offer a new 3.0-liter TDI. Having "effectively nothing in common with its predecessor", the engine cranks out 176 kW (240 PS / 236 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the Q7 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph) or 218 km/h (135 mph) with the adaptive air suspension. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.4 l/100 km (32 US mpg), an improvement of 19%.

All three engines are connected to a new eight-speed automatic. Based on the previous six-speed unit, the eight-speed gearbox features an additional friction-clutch shift element for improved fuel efficiency.

Check out the press release for additional information

Note: Engine options may vary by country

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