Brand new 2016 Audi Q7 has already been presented at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It will get entirely new interior and restyled exterior.
Redesign of exterior
2016 Audi Q7 is a sports utility vehicle which will ride on MLB platform which will bring some changes considering its weight. Since the architecture will be made of lightweight materials, new Audi will be lighter for around 600 pounds and even more. Doors, the hood, the front fenders will be entirely made of aluminum. Speaking of the dimensions, they will stay pretty much the same. However, it will be shorter of 1.5 inches but with longer wheel base so the space inside the cabin will be increased. When it comes to exterior design, it will get revised front end. We will notice larger and redesigned grille decorated with chrome and elongated LED headlamps. We can also expect refreshed front and rear bumpers. It will most likely get 19-inch alloy wheels. It will definitively look more attractive and elegant than before.
Interior design and features of 2016 Audi Q7
As far as the interior is concerned, 2016 Audi Q7 will be in the top of its class. The cabin will be more spacious, lighter and comfortable. It will be decorated with chrome, wood and other luxurious materials. It will have three rows of leather covered seats where can be placed seven passengers. They will all have enough head and leg room since the cabin is roomier like we have already mentioned. 2016 Audi Q7 will be equipped with various features and gadgets. Some are audio system with eleven speakers, LCD monitor, front and rear cupholders, dual zone air conditioning, cruise control, power door locks, leather steering wheel etc. As for the safety, it will be provided with ABS, airbags, parking sensors etc.
Engines and horsepower
2016 Audi Q7 will be powered with several engines. The one is a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged engine. It will be able to make 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 3.0-liter V6 TDI. This engine will produce 272 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. It will get a 3.0-liter V6 TSFI engine as well. It is rated at 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Audi will offer a hybrid version too. It is a 3.0-liter TDI combined with an electric motor. It will deliver up to 373 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive system will stay standard. Engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Release date and price
We are hoping to see 2016 Audi Q7 sometime during 2015. It starting price is expected to be around $50,000 but it is not yet confirmed.