Audi is expanding the current Q7 range on the US market with the introduction of a new small and more affordable engine. The new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine will now be offered on 2017 Audi Q7 models. When equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, the new Q7 is faster, lighter and more efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T V6.
With 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, the Q7 with 2.0 TFSI engine reaches 60 mph a half-second faster than the previous generation 2015 Q7 3.0T V6 model.
The Q7, with standard seating for up to seven passengers and quattro all-wheel drive, is 22 percent more fuel efficient, with an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/highway combined. And while it is nearly 500 pounds lighter than the previous model, the Q7 2.0T has 4,400 pounds of towing capacity, with the optional towing package.
Carrying over from the 3.0-liter engine is the Q7’s eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. The Q7 also offers the latest MMI and infotainment options including Bose 3D Sound System and the available Audi virtual cockpit which helps make viewing and navigating via the large Google Map images supported with 4G LTE.
Model year 2017 Q7 with available 2.0-liter engine has a starting price of $49,000 with the Premium package and $53,000 with the Premium Plus.