Audi have released the 3.0 TDI Quattro version of its Q7 range here in the UK. The outstanding off roader specialist will have a starting price of £39,995.

 

New market opportunity

What’s so special about the car? It’s one of the most economical in its class achieving 39.2 MPG and emits just 189g/km of C02, which is quite an improvement. Although the car isn’t the most powerful in the range, its economical benefits are the car’s major advantage. We believe that the market is swaying towards customers who require a 4×4 that is low on the running costs rather than powerful and juicy. Audi think so too.

 

The Audi Q7 price list

3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic Standard £39,995
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic SE £42,960
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line £44,620
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line Plus £49,120

 

Power

The car does produce a satisfying 201 BHP, which may be considered modest by many. It’s 0 – 62 MPH rating? 9.1 seconds which is quite fast considering the car’s large frame. Drivers of this vehicle are likely to be quite conservative and not willing to thrash the car out to top speeds. However if they decide to do so, the car is able to reach a maximum of 127 MPH. The speed and power doesn’t sound too bad does it?

 

S- Line

If the speed isn’t enough for you, other features may be enough to convince you that the car is worth the high price which it commands. The 8 speed tiptronic gearbox transmission is a wonderful feature which complements the 4×4 perfectly. The car comes with all trim level including the highly desired S-Line. You’ll pay an extra £4,500 for the benefit but you’ll get a host of spectacular features which increase the Q7’s attractiveness a great deal.

 

Around the exterior you’ll get privacy glass, metallic paint, glorious 21 inch alloy wheels, running boards and a powered tailgate. Inside the cabin there is also a host of luxurious features. This includes a satellite navigation system which operates Bluetooth technology, iPod and Wi-Fi connectivity ability along with Verano leather seats.

This is expected to be Audi’s last version of the Q7 before a brand new one is released in 2013.