176 kW/240 bhp of output and 550 Nm of torque, the latest version of the incredibly powerful 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engine is now available in the Audi Q7

More hp, less fuel consumption

Audi wants only the best for their valued customers and released today a slightly improved version of their best-seller Q7 engine. The fine-tuned 3.0 liter TDI which debuted on the A5 Coupe and was also added to the new A4 range, produces 240 hp and 550 Nm torque versus 233 hp and 500 torque on the original engine. Maybe more interesting is the increased fuel efficieny, down from 10,5 liters per 100 km to 9,8 liters per 100 km.

For the traffic-lights drag race enthusiasts among us, 0 – 100 km time has also been improved to 8,5 seconds which is over half a second better tha before (previously the Q7 3.0 TDI clocked in at 9,1 seconds). Regretfully the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI also received a heftier price tag at EURO 51,200, EURO 2,300 more than when it hit the market in 2006.

Gallery: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Refined