2018 Audi Q7 is an SUV produced by the automaker German Audi, derived from the prototype four Pikes Peak Concept presented to the public in 2003. The final version was exhibited in September 2005 and put up for sale in January 2006 has been in production since 2015 second series.
In early 2005, Japanese Nissan filed a complaint against Audi for the use of the letter “Q” for a car model 1. Audi used this letter to designate the Quattro’s four-wheel drive system for more than 25 years (Audi’s Quattro trademark is used for several types of 4×4 systems developed by Torsen, Haldex Traction AB, and BorgWarner, the latter being Used in Q7). Nissan used the letter “Q” for the name of the premium sedans of its Infiniti brand (the Q45) and the SUVs (the QX4 and the QX56 ) since 1989. At the end of 2006, an arrangement was found between the two brands, which specifies that Audi will only use this prefix for two models, Q5 and Q7.
The 4L version is designed to run on roads, should compete with BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, GL and ML and Porsche Cayenne. 2018 Audi Q7 designed, among others, by engineers Jack Male and McHewgor. Larger than its competitors, the Audi Q7 is clearly positioned as a luxury SUV. Since its light lifting appeared in 2009, it is now delivered as standard in seven-seater configuration and with the Open sky panoramic sunroof with the Avus pack.
2018 Audi Q7 Design
In its design and construction has been used the experience gained with others in the group SUV Volkswagen, namely the Volkswagen Touareg and indirectly the Porsche Cayenne, they come from various parts of the car, the platform, and the mechanical setting. As for design, the stronger the call to other Audi of the moment, like the grille single-frame that distinguishes all the latest models. The designer Walter De ‘Silva who signed all the latest Audi generation, also being appointed to the stylistic direction of the entire group Volkswagen.
The most direct competitors of 2018 Audi Q7 in the SUV range of large dimensions are BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The 2018 Audi Q7 has always been one of the biggest and comfortable SUV on the market. The slight restyling at the end of it was made in 2009.
2018 Audi Q7 Engine
In 2005, shortly after the launch of the standard version of the market, it was created a special version of the Q7 in a single original fed in hybrid mode. The engine 4.2 FSI V8 from 350 hp and 440 N.m of torque was in fact coupled to an electric motor which was used to generate 200 Nm more. Both are managed by a Tiptronic six-speed gearbox and allow the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with an average consumption of 12 liters of fuel for a distance of 100 km.
2018 Audi Q7 Hybrid
The 2nd-generation of the Audi Q7 was presented at the Detroit Auto Show, as compared to its predecessor, the Audi Q7 is slightly smaller and up to 325 kg lighter. The debut also a hybrid version plug-in call Q7 e-tron, powered by a diesel engine 3.0 TDI V6 coupled with an electric motor placed in the gearbox, to provide a total of 374 hp and 700 N.m of torque to all four wheels.
The motor is powered by batteries from 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery that should allow only electric autonomy of 56 km away. The CO2 emissions are 50 g/km and fuel consumption is 1.7 L/100 km. The petrol version with the front-wheel drive powered by a 2.0 four-cylinder engine with the power of 252 hp or the 2018 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI also exists in China and North America (The USA and Canada).