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These powerful gasoline engine choices pair with a remarkably efficient clean
diesel option, allowing the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro to convey power and prestige
while keeping an eye toward the future of fuels. Aided by the driving prowess of
quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi Q7 quattro delivers unrestrained mobility to
discerning buyers. But perhaps most striking is that despite the advanced new
engines and an expanded standard feature deck, the Audi Q7 quattro starts at
$1,200 less than last year.
The Exterior Design
glance, the face of the 2011 Audi Q7 quattro is recognizable instantly as a
symbol of power. A Singleframe grille and optional Audi xenon plus headlights
with adaptive light and high-power LED driving lights give the SUV a bold prow.
Large inlets at the bottom of the front fascia channel air toward the
intercoolers and hint at the performance potential of the SUV's three available
engines. New, lower body panels serve to differentiate the Audi Q7 quattro
trims, with the 3.0T receiving contrasting paint, the TDI featuring body colored
panels, and the 3.0T S line sporting unique trim altogether.
shoulder line defines the Audi Q7 quattro profile, with subtle bright work in
key locations to draw the eye. Pronounced fender arches send a clear message of
athleticism, while a long and elegant roofline gently slopes to the rear -
creating a spacious interior. The design lends the Audi Q7 quattro an especially
efficient shape. The SUV has a coefficient of drag between 0.35 and 0.37,
depending on the suspension choice.
LED taillights dominate the rear of
the Audi Q7 quattro. As stylish as they are functional, the lights command
attention from drivers, and their near-instant illumination extends the margin
of safety further. The sizeable power tailgate is designed to allow for easy
loading and unloading of cargo, while two large exhaust ports in the fascia
bolster the performance appearance of the Audi Q7 quattro.
Audi Q7 Interior Luxury at a Higher Level
The interior of the Audi Q7
quattro has been upgraded substantially for 2011, with a number of once-optional
luxury features now offered as standard. Crafted to deliver the utmost in
comfort and functionality, the interior offers spacious seating and ample
storage space. Every Audi Q7 quattro comes standard with hand-picked wood inlays
and heated 12-way power front seats, and buyers may select S line packages to
opt for a brushed aluminum finish and a new black headliner. Ventilated seats
and a large panoramic sunroof are standard equipment on both the 3.0T S line and
the TDI Prestige. The buyer may choose from a number of uniquely colored
leathers on interior surfaces, while chrome trim accents many of the control
elements throughout the cabin, promoting the upscale ambiance of the Audi Q7
The 2011 Audi Q7 TDI quattro Prestige now comes standard with a power
tilt/telescoping steering column, and adaptive cruise control is an option. The
Prestige will include the warm weather package, which adds four-zone climate
control and window shades on the rear doors and tailgate. The package also
includes a deep-tinted panoramic sunroof.
The Audi Q7 quattro
accommodates up to seven passengers, with a third row in the aft of the SUV. The
second and third rows can be folded flat without removing the headrests to
create a cavernous cargo area - a full 72.5 cubic feet. The Audi Q7 quattro
offers impressive flexibility, with up to 28 possible seating and cargo
configurations, and the second-row seatbacks recline to provide passengers with
a new level of seating comfort.
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