Table of contents:
- Options and prices
- Handling and off-road performance
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Sales start
2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The Audi Q7 is the company's flagship in the Russian market, boasting a spacious seven-seater cabin and luxurious equipment like any other luxury car. The Audi Q7 2022 crossover itself in the second generation in the 4M body competes with the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90 and Porsche Cayenne. In dealerships for a "German" they ask 5,625,000 - 6,285,000 rubles for the Base and Business models, respectively. It is noteworthy that despite the price range, the equipment of the car from the more affordable version to the most expensive modification almost does not change.
The German seven-seater crossover can impress with its appearance, trim levels and security, but at the same time, it is also able to scare off motorists at a price that is sky-high and the majority cannot afford it. Despite all these points, I would like to highlight the technical characteristics of the German model in a new body. Audi Q7 2022 in the current generation will delight you with cross-country ability, impress with dynamics and will certainly delight you with the design, which can already be estimated from the photo in the article.
Since Russia is not the most solvent population, the luxury 7-seater SUV Q7 is presented here only with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Such an engine allows you to generate 249 forces and 600 N * m of torque. Together with the internal combustion engine, an 8-speed "automatic" Tiptronic works, which allows you to accelerate a massive cross to a hundred from a standstill in 6, 9 seconds, while the maximum speed is limited to 225 km / h. On average, the model will spend 6, 9 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km of track, with optimal use without sudden starts and decelerations.
The manufacturer has made sure that this seven-seater cross is comfortable and spacious not only for the driver, but for all passengers, which is noticeably reflected in the dimensions. The length of the car reaches 5,063 mm, width 1 970 mm, height 1,741 mm. Despite the impressive platform, the wheelbase is short at 2,994 mm. The ground clearance is 235 mm, which provides good cross-country ability. This model weighs 2 105 kg. The trunk holds 865 liters of cargo in a five-seater version, and the fuel tank can hold up to 75 liters of fuel.
Options and prices
It is better to buy the German SUV Q7 right away in the database and equip the model with dopas, since most of the more expensive versions provide mainly only cosmetic improvements. You need to pay 5,625,000 - 6,285,000 rubles for such a car. At the same time, in the Base, Advance, Sport and Business trim levels, the buyer will not expect the best and most advanced equipment, only a smaller proportion of modern options.
The Q7 crossover in this configuration does not have any features in terms of the exterior, therefore, it provides a price tag of 5,625,000 rubles. The equipment includes numerous safety-related options as well as the following comfort-oriented functions:
- electric power steering with paddle shifters;
- electronic "handbrake" with automatic activation;
- steering wheel control cruise control;
- LED head optics, fog lights, taillights and DRL;
- electric boot lid;
- light and rain sensors;
- engine start button;
- electric drive and heated front seats;
- power windows front and rear;
- switch for driving modes;
- two monitors for 8, 6 and 8, 8 inches for multimedia and climate control;
- acoustic system for 10 speakers;
- self-dimming salon mirror;
- dual-zone climate control;
- dynamic cornering light system;
- heated steering wheel;
- multifunction steering wheel;
- tire pressure monitoring system.
In addition to numerous comfort features, the SUV features standard security and anti-theft equipment, including an immobilizer, central locking and alarm. In the "base", the German SUV is shod with 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The German crossover Audi worth 5,870,000 rubles in this version does not differ significantly from the previous generation, except that an abundance of decorative elements prevails here, a wireless charger, heated windshield and an electric steering wheel are added. All other equipment will have to be bought for money at the request of the future owner.
If a car enthusiast wants a spectacular Q7 with an aggressive appearance, then he should take a closer look at this model and not regret overpaying 467,000 rubles. In the Sport generation, the car looks different, more attractive and stylish. In addition to the basic set of options are sports seats with lumbar support and a 19-speaker Bose Sound System.
This is a slightly different car with a price tag of 6,285,000 rubles, which is equipped with a digital "tidy", 21-inch wheels, door closers, a four-zone "climate". All other equipment, including navigation, cameras, adaptive cruise, keyless entry and much more, can be installed as special stages, but in this case, a substantial overpayment is provided.
Options and prices (summary table)
|#||Equipment||Model years||Cost, rub.||Drive unit||Transmission||Engine, cc cm||Acceleration from 0 to 100, s||Max. speed, km / h||Combined fuel consumption in l / 100 km|
|1||3.0 45 TDI quattro tiptronic Advance||2020 -||5 047 000||Full (4WD)||AT-8||2967||6.9||225||8, 0|
|2||3.0 45 TDI quattro tiptronic Business||2020 -||5 464 000||Full (4WD)||AT-8||2967||6.9||225||8, 0|
|3||3.0 45 TDI quattro tiptronic Sport||2020 -||5 271 000||Full (4WD)||AT-8||2967||6.9||225||8, 0|
|4||3.0 45 TDI quattro tiptronic||2020 -||4 804 000||Full (4WD)||AT-8||2967||6.9||225||8, 0|
* - information on prices is for reference only. Check with your local dealer for the exact cost.
Since we are talking about a large seven-seater crossover, it was not so easy for the manufacturer to make a car with a high level of safety and security for the driver and passengers, however, despite the difficulties, it still managed to achieve a good result, as evidenced by impressive assessments of crash tests that have passed on the Euro NCAP system. "German" scored five stars in the test. In terms of safety for the driver and adult passenger, the car showed one of the best results at 92%. In terms of equipment responsible for traffic control, the "German" demonstrated 72%. In terms of protection for child passengers, the model received 86%. As for the safety of others and the protection of vulnerable road users, here Q7 scored 71%. In general, the results are very good, and in this regard, the car is superior to many competitors.
Handling and off-road performance
The three-meter wheelbase of this car can be a hindrance to achieving good results when driving off-road. But this disadvantage more than compensates for the ground clearance of 235 mm, which allows the car to feel comfortable not only in the city, but also far beyond its borders. The Audi model has received an optimal combination of the power unit in the form of a "turbodiesel" and an 8-speed Tiptronic, which allows you to effectively deal with obstacles on the way. Of course, this is not an SUV, but still, the car will not allow the motorist to get stuck in the snow or experience difficulties when driving on a dirt road.
This crossover is very heavy and equipped with a powerful and high-torque "turbodiesel", which is noticeably reflected in its behavior in urban conditions and when driving on the highway. The model will delight you with dynamics and good handling, but you should not expect outstanding results from it in terms of maneuverability comparable to compact SUVs. For its class, the SUV turned out to be very interesting and versatile, which in practice is not so common in modern realities, given the desire of most manufacturers to save money.
Advantages and disadvantages
In order not to repeat ourselves and not to name the clear advantages of the Audi Q7 2022, we have to delve into the details. First of all, it is worth highlighting the presence of a spacious seven-seater salon, although this is an option that is available for an additional fee. Also, do not ignore the moderate consumption, which seems fantastic given the weight of the car. And of course, the build quality and the sophistication of the interior trim materials cannot be ignored.
Having highlighted some advantages, you can also talk about two significant shortcomings, which may well become a reason for a motorist to refuse to purchase a car. The cross is very heavy and large, which will be a disadvantage in busy cities where there are problems with parking spaces. This car is equipped with a powerful engine designed for serious loads, however, its operation must be approached correctly, otherwise you can fully feel in your wallet all the high cost of maintaining and servicing Q7.
Considering this car, we can safely say that it has a spectacular and stylish appearance, which, among other things, does not delight everyone without exception, and even causes negative emotions in some. This is due to the fact that the manufacturer tried, when creating the Q7 in the 4M body, to preserve the traditional look as much as possible, supplementing it with only some modern design solutions. The output was a car with a contradictory appearance. Of course, this model can delight the car enthusiast, but not everyone.
That, in particular, can be said about the interior, which this time turned out to be overly impudent and flashy with a modified layout with the maximum exclusion of all kinds of levers, buttons and washers. It all looks impressive, but in practice it causes inconvenience.
Audi Q7 2022 entered the Russian market in the first generation in September 2005, and at that time the brutal spacious model made an impression. Now the cross is being sold in the second generation, which premiered in June 2019, and free sales actually began a year later in April 2020.
The spectacular "German" competes on the Russian market with models:
- BMW X7;
- Mercedes-Benz GLE;
- Volvo XC90;
- Porsche Cayenne.