From Audi press: The 2011 Audi Q7 quattro® represents a new chapter in the luxury premium SUV segment with two all-new supercharged V6 offerings and a state-of- the-art eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission standard across all trim levels. These powerful gasoline engine choices pair with a remarkably efficient clean diesel option, allowing the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro to convey power and prestige while keeping an eye toward the future of fuels.
From first glance, the face of the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro is recognizable instantly as a symbol of power. A Singleframe® grille and optional Audi xenon plus headlights with adaptive light and high-power LED driving lights give the SUV a bold prow. Large inlets at the bottom of the front fascia channel air toward the intercoolers and hint at the performance potential of the SUV’s three available engines. New, lower body panels serve to differentiate the Audi Q7 quattro trims, with the 3.0T receiving contrasting paint, the TDI featuring body colored panels, and the 3.0T
S line® sporting unique trim altogether.
The interior of the Audi Q7 quattro has been upgraded substantially for 2011, with a number of once-optional luxury features now offered as standard. Crafted to deliver the utmost in comfort and functionality, the interior offers spacious seating and ample storage space. Every Audi Q7 quattro comes standard with hand-picked wood inlays and heated 12-way power front seats, and buyers may select S line packages to opt for a brushed aluminum finish and a new black headliner. Ventilated seats and a large panoramic sunroof are standard equipment on both the 3.0T S line and the TDI® Prestige. The buyer may choose from a number of uniquely colored leathers on interior surfaces, while chrome trim accents many of the control elements throughout the cabin, promoting the upscale ambiance of the Audi Q7 quattro.
The 2011 Audi Q7 quattro is available with two all-new supercharged V6 engines, both of which are faster and more fuel efficient than their predecessors.
With its more clearly defined powerplant direction, the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro gives buyers the choices they need for ever more active lifestyles. Heading up the new lineup is a 3.0 TFSI® V6 engine producing 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque – a significant 29 lb-ft boost over the previous Q7. Despite the large increase in torque, the new Audi Q7 quattro will achieve 16/22 mpg (city/hwy), an improvement of 2 mpg in city driving and 3 mpg in highway driving. Buyers looking for even more performance can opt for the more powerful 333 hp supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6 found in the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro S line Prestige. This proven performer generates 325 lb-ft of torque, ensuring that no load is too heavy and catapulting the large SUV to 62 mph in just 6.9 seconds. Even with the added power, the new engine is some 16 percent more efficient than the 4.2-liter FSI® V8 that it replaces. In addition, the efficient new Audi Q7 quattro costs approximately $2,100 less than its predecessor.
The Audi Q7 quattro provides premium SUV buyers with a new level of environmental conscientiousness with its efficient 3.0 TDI clean diesel engine. Using a combination of direct- injection and turbocharging, the 3.0-liter diesel engine delivers 225 hp and a remarkable 406 lb-ft of torque. Yet as impressive as the power figures are, the truly amazing aspect of the Q7 3.0 TDI quattro clean diesel is its fuel economy. The Q7 3.0 TDI clean diesel delivers 17/25 mpg (city/hwy) and is the only clean diesel in its segment with an eight-speed transmission.