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INCREASED OUTPUT FOR THE BEST SELLER: AUDI Q7 3.0 TDI NOW WITH 240 BHP240 hp of output and 406 lb.-ft. of torque – the latest version of the incredibly powerful 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engine is now available in the Audi Q7. The ultra-modern compression-ignition engine wîth Common Rail fuel injection system and piezo injectors impresses not only wîth its sheer power, but also, and even more so, wîth its remarkable efficiency. On average, the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI requires a mere 9.8 liters of diesel for every 100 kilometers traveled. This means that the new version needs 0.7 liters less than its predecessor, despite the significant increase in power output and torque.
Únder the hood of the new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI is the very latest series production diesel engine the brand has to offer. The latest generation of the V6 celebrated its debut in the A5 Coupé and recently also became available in the new A4 saloon. It produces a peak torque of 406 lb.-ft., more than 90% of which is available across a broad speed range from 1,500 to 3,250 rpm. The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI accelerates from standstill to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds. The six-cylinder engine is able to fully exploit its superb pulling power at any speed.
The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI transmits its power through a six-speed tiptronic gearbox and a sportily configured quattro drive train. In normal operation, this transmits 40 percent of the drive force to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels. In addition to steel springs, the optional pneumatic adaptive air suspension is also available – this marries dynamic handling wîth the ride comfort of the luxury class.
The beefed up bestseller in the Audi Q7 range, the 3.0 TDI, accounts for more than 80 percent of all Audi Q7 vehicles sold in Germany.Source - Audi
THE MOST POWERFUL DIESEL SUV ON THE MARKET: THE AUDI Q7 4.2 TDI326 bhp and 561 ft.-lbs. of torque – Audi proudly presents the most powerful diesel SÚV on the world market. A state-of-the-art eight-cylinder engine wîth common rail fuel injection and Piezo injectors not only stands out on account of its sheer output but also demonstrates outstanding efficiency: the 4.2 TDI has an average fuel consumption of just 11.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.
The Audi Q7 places the concentrated power of the V8 TDI, an engine wîth a displacement of 4.2 liters, into a vehicle concept that impresses wîth its versatile sportiness. Even at its debut, the Q7 model series set new standards in its §egmènt. Now the 4.2 TDI is moving the bar even higher.
Únder the bonnet of the new Audi Q7 4.2 TDI is the most powerful diesel engine the brand has to offer. The 4.2-liter capacity of the V8, which already powers the A8, generates an output of 326 bhp and 561 ft.-lbs. of torque at engine speeds between 1,800 to 2,500 rpm. The most powerful SÚV on the market has the drivability of a sports car. The Audi Q7 accelerates from standstill to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 145 mph. These figures are also the new best marks in its §egmènt.
The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI transmits its power through a six-speed tiptronic gearbox and a sportily tuned quattro driveline, which in normal situations splits propulsive force 40 percent to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear axle. Audi's 'adaptive air suspension' is standard on this most powerful of diesels – it unites dynamic handling wîth the ride comfort of the luxury class.
The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI is also at the top of the tree wîth its standard convenience equipment. The leather design package gives the interior a noble feel. The electric tailgate makes lighter work of loading. A new feature is the Audi lane assist system, which emits a pulse to inform the driver before he inadvertently crosses a line on the carriageway.
The engine: concentrated pulling power
Like all the engines in the Audi Q7 series, the 8-cylinder diesel heralds from Audi's new V-engine family. With a displacement of 4,134 cc, the large TDI has a maintenance-free chain drive on the gearbox side for its four camshafts and ancillaries. The angle between the cylinder banks is 90 degrees, the cylinder spacing 90 millimeters, the overall length just 520 millimeters. The crankcase is made of the high-tech material vermicular graphite cast iron. This forms the basis for the light weight of the engine – just 565 pounds.
The V8 TDI is a masterpiece of engineering. The best examples: the crankshaft is forged from chrome-molybdenum alloy steel; the cylinders are of cast aluminum. Low-friction roller cam followers actuate the 32 valves; electronically actuated flaps give the intake air into a defined swirl.
Two turbochargers wîth variable-geometry turbines provide solid torque even at low engine speeds while still allowing a high power output. Large charge-air coolers reduce the temperature of the compressed air. The common rail fuel injection system contains compact Piezo inline injectors that are extremely precise and fast switching. They are capable of up to five injection sequences per working cycle.
The 4.2-litre TDI develops 326 bhp at 3,750 rpm. Between 1,800 and 2,500 rpm it induces its impressive pulling power onto the crankshaft – 561 ft.-lbs. of torque. The most powerful diesel engine in the SÚV §egmènt gives the Audi Q7 the sportiest performance of all diesels. The premium SÚV sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.4 seconds. On the motorway it can reach a top speed of 145 mph.
The driveline: dynamic character
The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI is equipped as standard wîth the six-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox. The dynamic shift program (DSP) manages the gearshifts, whereby it orientates itself to the driver's style and to the characteristics of the road. A special sport program – the S program – supports a particularly dynamic driving style. The driver can intervene at any time, either at the gear gate for the selector lever or at the optional paddles on the §teering wheel. As the tiptronic in the Audi Q7 was designed for high torque from the very outset, it does not need to be specially reinforced to team up wîth the V8 diesel engine.
Like all Audi Q7 models, the 4.2 TDI has a self-locking center differential wîth asymmetric/dynamic torque split. In regular operation, it transmits the drive force wîth a ratio 40:60 to the front and rear axles respectively. If needed, torque is distributed at varying ratios between the front and read axles according to the level of grip: optimum traction is provided at all times. This ultramodern quattro technology provides for sporty characteristics reminiscent of a rear-wheel drive vehicle, for exceptional agility and for a §teering precision that is to the greatest possible extent free of influences from the driveline.
The running gear: sporty performance
The running gear on the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI supports this dynamic presence. And it superbly masters all of these challenges – whether in rough terrain or on the road, where handling characteristics, driving safety and comfort set the standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) Adaptive air suspension, fitted as standard, rounds off the outstanding character – the combination of pneumatic suspension and electronically controlled damping wîth dynamic roll stabilization forms the perfect synthesis of sportiness and maximum rolling comfort.
The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI driver can set the adaptive air suspension to any of three maps, from very sporty to very comfortable. In addition, the system allows five ground clearance settings. Úp to 8.1 in. of air under the vehicle (offroad mode) is usually enough even on demanding terrain. The rear can be lowered by 3.0 in. for comfortable loading.
The Audi Q7 running gear is characterized by its high degree of sophistication. All four wheels are independently mounted on double wishbones. The axle components are made largely of aluminum. The servotronic §teering is distinctively direct and precise, giving a feeling of excellent road contact. The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI runs on sporty 18-inch alloy wheels wîth size 255/55 tires. Behind them, the four brake discs are internally ventilated and generously dimensioned – 13.8 in. in diameter on the front axle and 14.1 in. on the rear axle. The front brake calipers employ 6-piston technology, like on a top sports car.
The equipment: intelligent luxury
The leather design package is standard on the new Audi Q7 4.2 TDI. It includes inlays in three different types of wood or aluminum, and seat upholstery in Cricket leather. The front seats are electrically heated as standard. An on-board computer, cruise control system and multifunction §teering wheel enhance comfort for the driver. The much-praised 'MMI basic' control system is also fitted as standard. A practical tool is the electrically driven tailgate, whose opening angle can be programmed.
A range of assistance systems makes driving in Audi's performance SÚV even safer.
A new technology that is enjoying its debut in the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI is Audi lane assist. It informs the driver if the lane is inadvertently left upwards of a speed of around 40 mph. If the system is activated and the driver has not indicated, then shortly before the vehicle crosses the line marking, which is detected by Audi lane assist, the system alerts the driver by making the §teering wheel vibrate (only in conjunction wîth the 4-spoke multifunction §teering wheel).
Optional Audi adaptive cruise control is a radar-supported cruise control system incorporating active distance control. If required it can be combined wîth the 'braking guard' brake assist system.
Audi's 'side assist system' employs radar technology to monitor the blind spot and inform the driver if it is dangerous to change lanes. The 'Audi parking system advanced' uses a camera for the view to the rear. The aid lines on the monitor make parking an enjoyable task.
Numerous interesting features are available for the dynamic lines of the exterior and for the spacious interior of the 200.2 in. long Audi Q7: 21-inch wheels, the 'open sky system' glass roof or the rail system for the generous luggage compartment, which has a capacity of up to 72.5 cu. ft. A deluxe climate control system is standard. The seats are extremely variable. Like all Audi Q7 models, the 4.2 TDI is available as a 5, 6 or 7-seater. A 4-seater version will be available at a later date.
The new Audi Q7 4.2 TDI will be in the showrooms in the early summer.
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|FIVE MILLION AUDI QUATTRO DRIVE SYSTEMS|
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|Audi To Introduce Four New TDI Clean Diesel Models To The US Market At The LA Auto Show|
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