The seven-passenger 2012 Audi Q7 highlights the brand attention to details through a host of features that exceed driver and passenger expectations for functionality and comfort.
The premier luxury SUV in the Audi lineup provides impressive carlike handling and functional utility for every day driving. New for the Audi Q7 line for 2012 are S line® versions of the 3.0 TFSI® and TDI® models. The new S line package includes enhanced design elements, such as lower bumper and door trim in contrast paints, exposed dual exhaust tailpipes with polished tips, and matte Black trim on roof rails and around side windows.
A primary highlight for 2012 is the addition of Audi connectTM to the Q7 Audi MMI® Navigation plus system enabling Google EarthTM and GoogleTM Local Search as well as a rolling Wi-Fi® Hotspot for up to eight passenger devices.
Q7 customers have the option of a gasoline turbocharged, fuel-injected 3.0 liter TFSI engine, or a powerful yet fuel efficient V6 turbocharged direct injection TDI clean diesel engine. Both variants provide more than enough power for city or highway driving and have the ability to tow up to 5,500 lb (6,600 with the available tow hitch package). With 280 hp at 4,920 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2,250 rpm for the 3.0 TFSI, and 225 hp at 3,750 rpm and a whopping 406 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm for the TDI model, the Audi Q7 truly combines power with refined driving dynamics. The higher output 3.0T S line increases horsepower to 333.
The driver and passengers will appreciate the sense that the Q7 is sure-footed as well, thanks to the latest-generation quattro® permanent all-wheel drive system with asymetric/dynamic torque distribution in a 40/60 split. The eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and dynamic shift program adapting to more than 200 shift programs delivers smooth shifts and fuel efficient operation.
The exterior of the Q7 is athletic and muscular, from the Singleframe® grille and unmistakable LED headlamps to the mirror-mounted blinkers. The design, while visually appealing, is practical as well, with a coefficient drag of between 0.35 and 0.37, depending on the suspension choice, to aid fuel efficiency.
For all of its power and utility, the Audi Q7 features a luxurious interior designed for a premium driving experience, as well as passenger functionality and comfort. From heated and available cooled, twelve-way power front seats, to the fore and aft adjustable rear middle seats for increased legroom as well as the foldable seats in the third row with individual cup holders and storage compartments, the Q7 boasts variability and a pleasant cabin from all seating positions. This is even more pronounced with the available panoramic roof that gives the cabin a lighter, open feeling. Should the heat of the sun be too much to bear, pressing a button rolls the electric sunshade across the panoramic glass to provide shade and minimizing heat entry into the cabin.
The 2012 Audi Q7 offers the most advanced Audi technologies to make the motoring experience intuitive and connected. With Audi connect, the 2012 Audi Q7 models bring the world of mobile broadband to the car for the first time.
Audi connect enables first-to-market Google EarthTM integration, which redefines the navigation experience. The realistic panoramic views and high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial imagery provides drivers with a better navigation experience. Audi connect with Google Earth also improves visual orientation with a "camera zoom" feature that allows closer views or surroundings or destinations. Added to the high-resolution of Google Earth imagery is an overlay of street mapping data provided through Audi MMI® Navigation plus and real-time traffic information available through a SiriusXMTM Traffic subscription.
Audi connect also provides an industry-first factory vehicle integration of Wi-Fi service. This unprecedented mobile hot spot capability for passengers allows connections for up to eight Wi-Fi capable devices and permits passengers to connect to work or other networks.
The Google Voice Local Search is also a first in Audi connect and it enables more intuitive requests for destinations of interest, while also helping drivers to keep their focus on the road. With the 2012 Audi Q7 models, destination searches can be accomplished by voice command, using the innovative Audi MMI touch featuring the innovative touchpad interface, or by using the system dial.
Other features include, real-time information, such as weather, fuel price updates, and streaming news feeds (available to view when the car is at a stop).
The BOSE® Surround Sound System, or the optional Bang & Olufsen® Advanced Sound System ensures that all audio is delivered with impeccable sound quality while the Audi music interface with iPod®/iPhone® connectivity ensures user friendly perusing of play lists and song titles via the Audi MMI system.
Safety is a priority with Audi, and the Q7 provides a variety of technologies, such as ESC, which is engaged if a dangerous driving situation occurs. A full complement of airbags, including Sideguard® head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats.. Vehicle construction includes reinforced high strength steel / aluminum cross members, reinforced bumpers and rigid body occupant cell to help protect all passengers in the event of a collision.
The Audi Exchange is Chicago and Chicagoland's largest volume Audi Dealer. We stock a large variety of various Q7 models in our inventory. Whether it be a Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium, Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus, Q7 3.0 TFSI S Line, Q7 3.0 TDI Premium, Q7 3.0 TDI Premium Plus, or 3.0 TDI Prestige, new, certified pre-owned, or used, we are here to help you find the right Audi Q7 for your lifestyle.