Audi has announced a new diesel engine for the 2011 Q7. The entry level 3.0-litre TDI is based on a de-tuned version of the previous model, making it less powerful, but more efficient.
The new engine produces 201bhp and 332lb ft of torque, a decrease of 36bhp and 74lb ft of torque.
Alterations to its turbocharger and camshafts as well as the addition of a stop-start system give the new Q7 figures of 39mpg and 189g/km CO2 emissions.
Audi estimates that the new Q7 will reach the UK in the second half of 2011. Prices for the UK have not yet been confirmed, but prices in Germany have been confirmed at 51,800 euro (£45,375)