Audis entry into the hybrid, premium SUV category has been successful since its launch in 2006. The Q class was an entirely new class of vehicles for Audi who somehow missed the boat during the burst of popularity of this type of luxury SUV in recent years. Better late than ever though and the Q7s combination of high-tech engineering and quality specification has ensured the strong sales have continued throughout 2007 and into 2008. Audi describe the Q7 as the ultimate expression of their Quattro permanent four-wheel-drive technology, designed to offer advanced handling both on and off road. The Q7s powerful engines can manage 62 mph in up to 6.4 seconds, along with a maximum speed of 155mph.
2008 Audi Q7 4x4 combines SUV capability and sports coup looks with high performance and comfort. With a reputation for reliability along with the comfort and high performance you are unlikely to be disappointed if you choose a Q7. A choice of 6 cylinder 3.0 and 4.2 TDI diesel and 3.6 and 4.2 petrol engines all with 6-speed tiptronic transmission ensures advanced performance is never an issue no matter which model you choose from.
Typical of the luxury features you can expect are 18inch alloy wheels and 5-mode adaptive, air suspension, climate control, heat-insulating tinted glass and rain-activated automatic windscreen wipers and adaptive cruise control. Also advanced key access and authorization, rear acoustic parking, Drivers Information System (DIS) and deluxe automatic air-conditioning at the rear. Other features of the Audi Q7 Sport Utility Vehicle are the massive amount of luggage space, with seats that fold away quickly and simply to form a level load floor, revealing up to 2,035 litres of additional storage space. And should you ever manage to fill it, the Audi Q7 also comes with roof rails. The Q7 range also comes with a choice of 3-spoke multi-function leather Sports steering wheel with gear-shift paddles and 4-spoke multi-function leather and Walnut wood steering wheel with gear-shift paddles. Other options designed for your comfort include electrically adjustable steering column, folding tables on the front seat backrests and programmable radio remote-control garage door opener plus manual blinds for rear window and rear door windows.
Option of deletion of engine designation at rear and deletion of model and engine designation at rear.
Push button electric tail-gate which opens and closes electrically.
Electrical, large 3-piece panoramic glass sunroof, extending to the third row of seats. Automatic close function from outside via central-locking.
Stainless steel running boards.
Electrically folding towing bracket – removable and lockable.
Adaptive light - Dynamic cornering system using swiveling headlights, including Xenon Plus and headlight-washer system.
Audi Parking System - Advanced facilitates for car parking by acoustically indicating the distance to obstacles in front/behind the car. There is also an option of visually indicating this distance on the MMI display.
Door Mirrors – Including auto-dimming.
Double glazing - Windscreen and side windows in 2-layer VW8 laminated safety glass, connected to each other by a plastic film. As well as improving insulation against outside noise offers extra break-in protection.
Privacy glass - Dark-Tinted rear and rear-side windows
Rear side airbags - Side of rear seat
Audi Side Assist - Aids the driver when changing lane. Using radar
sensors in the rear bumper informs the driver via a visual warning signal in the door mirror if there is a vehicle in the drivers blind spot.
Xenon plus headlights - Including headlight-washer system, daytime running lights with low energy consumption and automatic dynamic headlight range-control.
Lane Assist – Windscreen mounted camera monitors the road ahead. The driver
is warned via a vibration of the steering wheel if the vehicle is unintentionally about to exit the lane.