Specifications of Audi Q7 (Typ 4M, facelift 2019) 50 TDI V6 (286 HP) quattro Tiptronic 7 seat
General characteristics of Audi Q7 (Typ 4M, facelift 2019) 50 TDI V6 (286 HP) quattro Tiptronic 7 seat
A makeover has helped to make the relatively plain-looking Q7 stand out a bit more this year. While the grille maintains its trapezoidal shape, it has been redesigned with vertical veins instead of the traditional horizontal ones to offer a much more assertive, eye-catching look. The front bumper has been reshaped to accommodate the new, aggressively sharp headlight design. Similarly, the taillights have been restyled to match the new tailgate with its horizontal chrome strip. A panoramic sunroof comes equipped to every model and the lower trims come with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, while the upper trims equipped with the V6 engine get the larger 20-inch alloys.
While some seven-seater crossovers manage to maintain modest proportions, the Q7 is not such a one. A 118-inch wheelbase is housed within a long body of 199.3 inches. And, while it may be great for fitting the kids, their friends, and their friends' dog, the SUV isn't that practical for a busy school parking lot at 77.6 inches wide, excluding the side mirrors. At 68.5 inches tall, the Audi offers great road visibility even for grandma. She might not feel overly confident behind the wheel of a car that weighs between 4,784 - 5,082 lbs, though. This is on par with similar luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 with a weight range of 4,758 - 5,260 lbs, while the Volvo XC90 is quite a bit lighter at 4,327 lbs.
Two paint colors come standard on the Audi Q7: Carrara White or Night Black. However, an extra eight colors can be unlocked by paying an additional $595. These hues comprise the metallic palette and include Barrel Brown, Florett Silver, Galaxy Blue, Glacier White, Navarra Blue, Orca Black, Samurai Gray, and Vicuna Beige. Every paint is available to each trim and is not limited by color combinations with the interior. We love the Galaxy Blue's look on the Q7, but all the available shades do the striking new grille justice.
The standard engine on the Audi Q7 is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from previous years, which delivers 248 hp and 273 lb-ft to all four wheels. This engine carries over unchanged from 2019, and will likely be just as unpopular as it was then. It can move the bulky SUV, but it detracts from the sporty appeal of the Q7's excellent handling.
The current standard engine is the new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that develops a higher 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. It comes mated to the same refined eight-speed automatic gearbox as the four-cylinder,which shifts smoothly and never struggles to find the right gear for the situation. The stronger engine is far more capable of moving the crossover, ensuring it maintains its thrill-delivering qualities around town or on the highway. This engine also comes paired with a 48-volt MHEV that gives the powertrain a bit more kick while still keeping fuel efficiency reasonable. Every model comes with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drivetrain.
Pure gorgeous opulence is definitely the name of the game when you step inside the Q7. Genuine leather comes standard, with optional premium Valcona leather on the Prestige, while even the dash and door panels are covered with soft-touch surfaces. There is space for seven within the cabin, although the third row isn't suitable for anyone but smaller children, and it can't get heating functions like the first two rows. The front seats offer many levels of adjustability, with the driver positioned well to access the controls for the wide array of features that come standard in the luxury crossover. The dual-screen infotainment system comes with a host of functions, although they can be a little tricky to navigate until you get used to the interface.
The spacious cabin of the luxury SUV comes standard with three rows of seats accommodating up to seven passengers. The first and second rows provide enough headroom for most adults, while the third row is only adequate. Legroom is excellent up front and good for those behind, but the rearmost seats will be too cramped for anyone but smaller children over long drives. As standard, the front seats offer eight directions of power-adjustability with four-way lumbar settings for the driver. The Prestige gets 12-way power front seats with four-way lumbar, which can be further upgraded to 18-way power front seats with lumbar and massage functions with the Luxury Package. The front seats come heated on every trim and ventilated on the top trim, with optional heated rear seats and steering wheel.