Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI quattro – the latest engine variant of the largest selling luxury SUV in India. The new Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI will be available at an attractive price of INR 59,29,000/- onwards (ex-showroom Delhi). Deliveries of the new Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI are slated to begin in January 2011.
“The Audi Q7 – the high performance luxury SUV has been one of the main contributors to our success in the Indian market. We are confident that it will further help us consolidate our leadership position in the luxury SUV space“, said Mr. Michael Perschke, Head – Audi India.
The 3.0 TFSI quattro engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp) and achieves maximum torque of 440 Nm between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. This V6 with an engine displacement of 2,995 cc accelerates the Audi Q7 from a standing start to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 245 km/h, resulting in a dynamic and enthralling driving experience.
The Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI employs TFSI technology for the first time and combines supercharging of the engine with petrol direct injection. The compressor provides for top-class performance characteristics on the new 3.0 TFSI quattro engine with high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in an extremely spontaneous response and exceptional power development across the entire speed range.
Compared to its predecessors this car has brought in the new 8-speed automatic transmission which considerably reduces fuel consumption and emissions. It minimizes jumps in engine speed between gears, and the engine always runs near its ideal operating point. Shifting is smooth and practically imperceptible, as well as being spontaneous, speedy and supple.
The Audi Q7 range is also powered by highly efficient diesel engines and is available in 4.2 TDI (India’s most powerful diesel SUV) and 3.0 TDI engines. It has been the market leader in its segment for the past three consecutive years.