We've compiled 10 reasons why the Audi Q7 is the consummate slower- moving traffic and keep going to well beyond the UK's legal limit. Engineers — give it everything you've got: Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Audi SQ7 SUV View the Audi Q7 cars for sale on uzveli.info The second generation Audi Q7; The first Audi Q7 went on sale a decade ago; The Audi Q7 has the trademark design . Audi Q7 TDI S line UK review.
We shall start with the engine. And it can go from rest to 70,rpm in less than milliseconds. Which is, as near as dammit, instantaneous.
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In a normal turbocharged car there is always a gap between you putting your foot down and the engine delivering its full potential. This is because the turbochargers take time to spool up. Turbo lag — as the gap is called — was pronounced and annoying when turbocharged road cars came along in the Seventies. Which means Audi has spent a fortune exorcising something that exists only in theory.
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It is to be commended for this in the same way as a top-flight chef is to be commended for going the extra mile with his truffle sauce. Almost none of his customers will notice, but … And that brings me on to the engine itself, specifically the cam shafts, which are profiled so that they vary the amount of valve movement.
This is advanced mechanics, but what it means, Audi says, is that you get torque when you want it and economy the rest of the time.
This is because of yet more engineering. An electric motor and a three-stage planetary gearbox are used to operate an anti-roll system.New Audi Q7 SUV review – Carbuyer
And when it does, it effectively props up the side of the car that should be leaning over. We are yet to try the entry-level bhp diesel engine, but the more expensive bhp version offers effortless acceleration, making it easy to overtake slow-moving traffic.
Where the car struggles is in narrow lanes or busy town centres, where its sheer size can make it feel rather intimidating.
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Visibility over your shoulder is also restricted, so you have to rely on the proximity sensors when parking. Audi does have one trick up its sleeve that should make the Q7 easier to drive, and that is an optional four-wheel steering system, which provides a smaller turning at low speeds and improved stability when travelling quickly.
Stick with the standard steering set-up - it's cheaper and far more intuitive. Our test resulted in economy of about 35mpg over a long route that included towns, villages, A-roads and motorways. A plug-in diesel-electric hybrid will join the line-up later in the year to take on similar models from BMW and Volvo in the battle to secure the most company car parking spaces.
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As an option you can order numerous cameras and sensors that warn you of approaching vehicles when, for example, pulling out on to a busy road or reversing out of a parking space.
While many of these systems cost extra, Audi does fit all models with an autonomous emergency braking system that will slow or even stop the car if it senses and impact is imminent with a car or object in front.
A couple of numbers of note are the eight airbags and six Isofix child-seat mounting points. This adds inch wheels, four-zone climate control, Xenon headlights and sports seats, as well as sportier styling. In addition, many of the optional extras are bundled into one of three packages: