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New engine line-up, eight-speed gearbox, and added efficiency
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21 April 2010

The Audi Q7 range will get a new engine line-up, eight-speed gearbox, and added efficiency as part of a raft of changes.

The 4x4's current 3.6 and 4.2-litre FSI petrol engines will be replaced by two supercharged 3.0-litre TFSI units, resulting in economy improvements of 12 and 16 per cent respectively.

They are also faster than the units they replace. The 268bhp version powers the car from 0 to 60mph in 7.9 seconds, while in the 328bhp version that figure drops to 6.9 seconds. Both average 26.4mpg and have CO2 emissions of 249g/km.

The 3.0 TDI engine will also be replaced by a new, lighter version of the unit, which Audi claims will result in a 19 per cent increase in fuel economy.

The new diesel engine is 20kg lighter than its predecessor, and has start-stop technology and an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. It will take the Q7 from 0-62 in 7.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 135mph.

The revised Audi Q7 will cost between £40,135 and £54,055 and is available to order now.

Jason Wain

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disco.stu 21 April 2010

Re: Audi Q7 revised

fuzzybear wrote:
Have they dropped the V12 TDI ?

Was hoping they would drop that in the new A8, but the fact that they have just announced a massively-updated W12 petrol engine for it suggests they probably won't.

fuzzybear 21 April 2010

Re: Audi Q7 revised

Have they dropped the V12 TDI ?

lotusfan 21 April 2010

Re: Audi Q7 revised

Great news but its still a dog looking, gas guzzling, school fielding (off roading) Chelsea tractor.

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