2016 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro Launched. From RM524,900


2016 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro Launched. From RM524,900

Audi Malaysia launched the Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro last week, combining a 2.0 litre four-cylinder, inline petrol engine with the quattro permanent-all wheel drive system available on the Q7 3.0 TFSI which we reviewed lately.

On the outside, the Audi Q7 2.0 quattro is identical with the 3-litre variant with the exception of having 19-inch wheels, instead of 20” cast aluminium wheels. Besides that, all features remain the same on both this variant and the 3.0.

Powering the new variant is a 2.0 litre TFSI engine which incorporates a 4-cylinder in-line petrol engine with direct fuel injection and exhaust gas turbocharging. And paired to it is an eight-speed tiptronic transmission that develops a maximum output of 252 hp and a maximum torque of 370 Nm between a range of 1,600 and 4,500 rpm.

With this configuration, the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds, a full 0.8 seconds faster than the previous generation’s 3.0 TFSI variant of the Audi Q7. Despite its sporty capabilities, the new Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro has a frugal fuel consumption rating of just 7.4l/100 km and a CO2 emissions rating of just 172 g/km.    

Weighing 325kg lesser than the previous generation Q7, the all-new Audi Q7 comes with adaptive air suspension as standard, and the Audi drive select feature, where there are six drive modes to choose from -  standard Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, Comfort, Individual, and an Allroad mode.

What happens in the Allroad mode is that  it prepares the vehicle for mixed terrain by lifting the ride height by 25 mm and Lift/Offroad mode which prepares the SUV to go far off the beaten track by raising the right height to the maximum of 60 mm.

On the other end of the spectrum, there is a convenient loading mode, which lowers the rear axle by 45 mm in order to increase accessibility to the luggage compartment coming in handy whatever you’re loading, be it groceries or furniture.

The new Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro also comes packed with all the electronic and mechanical features that the 3 litre variant enjoys, including a start/stop system with energy recovery, tyre pressure loss indicator, hill descent control, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) which includes Traction Control (ASR), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a total of eight airbags.

The all-new Audi Q7 is offered in seven colour choices: Glacier White, Floret Silver, Argus Brown, Ink Blue, Graphite Grey, Orca Black and a special Daytona Grey with pearl effect. Available for booking at all authorised Audi dealerships immediately, the Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI quattro is CBU (completely built up) and priced from RM 524,900.

This sporty SUV can also be specced with an optional S line package which includes sportier accoutrements on the exterior including the front and rear bumpers, diffusers, 20” cast aluminium wheels amongst other things as well as a more dynamic interior features such as an S line sports steering wheel, sport seats, special inlays and so on for an additional RM 15,000. 

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