Fans of the luxurious Audi Q7 are in for a real treat. With the use of lightweight aluminum alloys, Audi engineers were able to able to reduce the SUV’s total weight by more than 700 pounds. This is welcomed news for the drivers who are seeking a SUV that is quick on its feet. Not only will the new Q7 remain one of the best handling SUVs on the market, but it is also expected to deliver better fuel efficiency than ever before. As expected, the 2016 Q7’s muscular styling is sure to attract plenty of positive attention.
More Efficient Engine
According to information provided by Business Insider, the 2016 Audi Q7 will come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. When needed, the peppy engine will be able to push out an invigorating 252 horsepower. While the current V-6 engine produces slightly more power, drivers are unlikely to notice a significant difference in performance. The official fuel economy ratings have yet to be released, however they should easily outdo the 2015 model.
Diesel Plug-In Hybrid
Edmunds.com reports that the Audi will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Audi Q7. In contrast to some of the other hybrid platforms on the market, the E-tron Quattro model will implement the use of a diesel engine. While the fuel economy is unknown at the current time, the engine is rumored to produce a whopping 373 horsepower.
A lower curb weight usually equates to a better performance on the road. By constructing the 2016 Audi Q7 using lightweight materials, the SUV will likely deliver exceptional fuel efficiency. Due to the SUV’s significant weight loss, the 2016 Q7 will have an improved power-to-weight ratio. Amazingly, the available interior room will be greater than its predecessor.
While the current version of the Q7 has been known to turn heads, the upcoming 2016 model will look just as spectacular. Audi fans will instantly notice the new Q7’s slimmer profile. Bestowed with a bold grille and a set of redesigned headlights, the 2016 Q7 exudes a very refined appearance. The high-performance wheel/tire package provides the SUV with additional touch of aggression. The square exhaust tips also help to further accentuate the Q7’s muscular body lines.
Aside from the Q7’s new design and various performance enhancements, it will also offer a bevy of high-tech features. Some of the innovative features include a heated windshield, Traffic Jam Assist technology, and adaptive cruise control. However, the highlight of the interior could be the new 12.3-inch TFT gauge cluster.