2014 Audi Q7

2014 Audi Q7

By Arthur Demi via Audi

2014 Audi Q7

The seven-passenger Audi Q7 continues its strength in the competitive mid-size luxury SUV market with enhancements for the 2014 Model Year. Powerful, progressive design and functional spaciousness continue to differentiate the Audi Q7.

Performance

For the 2014 Model Year, Q7 drivers will once again have the option of two gasoline supercharged V6 engine variants, or the fuel-efficient yet powerful V6 turbocharged direct injection TDI® clean diesel engine. Each comes equipped with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission that not only produces a sporty and smooth ride, but also improves fuel economy, responsiveness and overall driving comfort. The legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive for superior traction and handling is standard on all models.

The 3.0 liter TDI clean diesel engine, revised for the 2013 Model Year, delivers an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque and generates 240 hp. Achieving 28 mpg in highway driving, the Q7 TDI produces 20 percent fewer CO2 emissions than a comparable gasoline engine and meets or exceeds 50 state emissions requirements The 3.0 TFSI® engine produces either 280 hp or an increased horsepower of 333 for the higher output 3.0T S line.

The standard front double-wishbone independent steel spring suspension and available adaptive air suspension – an electronically controlled air suspension system at all four wheels with a continuously adaptive damping system – unite sporty handling with a high level of ride comfort. Additionally, the air suspension improves aerodynamics and allows for speed dependent lowering of the body, a change in ride height that results in a low center of gravity and significantly increased directional stability.

Exterior

For the 2014 Model Year, all Q7 models are now equipped with Xenon plus headlights and the unmistakable Audi LED daytime running lights, which add a distinct look and also improve visibility while using half of the energy of conventional bulbs. The Q7’s sophisticated curves, sweeping roofline and signature Audi Singleframe® grill in gloss or matte black add to the Q7s iconic and stunning design.

A new optional package featuring 19-inch wheels, full paint finish and chrome accent is offered for the 3.0T Premium and Premium plus models. A 20-inch package is also available for Premium plus models. The S line plus package gives the Q7 a more performance-oriented look with a gloss black grille, matte black window surround, black roofrails and 21 inch Titanium wheels.

The 2014 Audi Q7 is now available in Night black, Scuba metallic and Carrara White.

Interior

Inside, the Audi Q7 provides top-of-the-line luxury, passenger comfort and functionality. The Q7 features 12-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment and adjustable head restraints, and comfortably seats seven passengers. With its 72.5 cubic feet of cargo space when second and third row seats are folded, the Q7 offers ample storage room.

A three-panel Panorama sunroof, standard on the S line models, gives the Q7 a bright, open feeling, and an available four-zone climate control system allows custom-tailored comfort. The available 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® Advanced Sound System provides the ultimate driving and listening experience.

The 2014 Q7 features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an available tilt and telescopic electrically adjustable steering column (standard on Premium plus models).

Technology and driver assistance

The Audi Q7 offers the most advanced Audi technologies to assist the driver and enhance the overall driving experience.

A full complement of airbags keeps Q7 drivers and passengers protected, while Electronic Stability Control helps provide additional traction.

Premium plus models now include Audi advanced key, an electronic access and authorization system that allows the driver to keep the car key in his or her pocket when unlocking and starting the vehicle, while the Audi MMI® Navigation plus package on Premium model now includes front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.

Audi connect®

The award-winning infotainment system Audi connect® is optional on 2014 Audi Q7 models. Audi was the first global auto manufacturer to offer factory-fitted in-vehicle Wi-Fi connectivity for passenger use, enabling the Audi connect system to deliver connectivity to up to eight wireless devices. With Audi connect – offered complementary for six months and available for as little as $15 per month thereafter – the onboard Audi MMI Navigation system is enhanced with Google Earth™ maps for a true aerial view of the route. Audi connect also features real-time localized weather, news and live fuel prices; Google Voice™ Local Search for detailed information about travel destinations, such as restaurant or hotel hours, pricing and customer reviews; and the myAudi Destination feature, which allows users to log on to Google Earth from virtually any location in the U.S. and download up to 50 destinations to the vehicle. Audi also offers real-time Sirius XM® Traffic information via enhancements to the Audi MMI Navigation plus system (active Sirius XM® Traffic subscription required).

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(Audi Press Release)