- New lower-powered engine added to Q7 line-up
- Fuel consumption as high as 49mpg with CO2 emissions down to 148g/km
- Available to order now with first deliveries in October
Audi has announced a new engine for the Audi Q7 that offers improved running costs, and crucially for company car drivers, lower CO2 emissions.
The new lower output option has an official combined fuel consumption of 49mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 148g/km if specified with 18-inch alloy wheels, a 5g/km improvement over the higher-powered 268bhp option.
That means this Q7 slots into a 27 BIK tax band for the current 2015/16 tax year.
Available in SE and S line specification with p11d prices starting from £47,700, the new engine is available to order now with first deliveries expected to start in October.
With its 215bhp and 500Nm of torque, the 3-litre V6 diesel can accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds up to a top speed of 134mph and is mated to Audi’s eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.
Up to 325kg has been shed from the kerbweight compared to the previous generation Q7 and the latest model, which was launched here in the UK earlier in the year, is available with seven-seats as standard and all models are fitted with the German firms Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Available to buy in two trims; SE and S Line, standard models come equipped with an 8.3-inch multimedia system with sat-nav, MMI Touch pad system, DAB Radio, heated front seats, ten speakers, cruise control, parking sensors, keyless entry and Audi Drive Select which enables the driver to alter the operating characteristics of the engine, transmission and steering across five driving modes – auto, comfort, efficiency, dynamic or individual.
An array of options are available in the new Q7 including an adaptive air suspension which automatically regulates ride height and damping depending on the mode you are driving in for all four wheels, an optional all-wheel steering system which reduces the turning circle by a metre making the Q7 easier to drive around the town and the Audi Virtual Cockpit, seen in the new TT, which uses a high resolution 12.3-inch screen situated in front of the driver to access sat-nav, music and car information.