Audi Q7 : 2006 | Cartype

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Audi Q7

Audi Q7. 2006

As a third-generation SUV the Q7 has been clearly moulded by the diverse genes: its styling is not an expression of sheer sportiness but evidence of its suitability for challenging The interior possesses the ambience of the class.

The Audi Q7 sets new through its design alone. Audi dynamism is reflected in the curve of the roof and the high surface in relation to the flat area. The dynamic sweep of the section and the powerful rear end its sharply sloping D-posts a coup?-like silhouette.

Equally of the current Audi formal are the shoulder line and dynamic which define the side The paintwork option of two contrasting colours creates a striking Eleven basic colours are three of which are reserved for the Q7.

Seen from the front, the grille and the wide headlight with visible light behind clear-glass covers the Q7 as a latest-generation Audi model.

The of the engine compartment lid sets a pioneering trend in front a clear indication of the power of the

The shoulder line meets the curved rear end at the top edge of the units. These are drawn far the side, emphasising the horizontal of the area and its low centre of gravity, an underlined by the lower part of the which likewise reaches far the side section.

Typical for a with the genes of an off-roader are the ground clearance of 200 millimetres steel-spring suspension) and the 18-inch (up to 20-inch on request) in the striking, curve of the wheel arches. capability is also enhanced by a short overhang at the front and the underride protection at the front and

Clear architecture and ergonomic combined with the finest and excellent craftsmanship: these are the and lasting impressions conveyed by the of the Q7. The feeling of generous spaciousness every seat is due in no small to the colours chosen for the materials. surfaces in the same colour and dominate, accommodating the functional which are embedded like

In addition to aluminium and high-quality three different wood are available for the horizontal trims in the panel and doors.

This serves to reveal the vehicle?s with the Audi A6 and A8 saloons. The of the controls was clearly inspired by the of the A6, as was the driving area with frames for the instruments.

The driver-integrating with the MMI multimedia interface with the ergonomic qualities of current interior design. curved and encompassing the upper of the centre console, the controls and form a central operating and unit designed with the in mind.

The high, wide console, where use of the foot-operated brake renders the handbrake superfluous, proves to be as uncluttered and as in the A6 and A8.

Numerous storage compartments and up to six cup enhance travelling comfort for passenger. The door pockets are with brackets that even take 1.5-litre

The seats in the Q7 are of a new design and ensure comfort on long journeys and a seated position throughout. on the configuration chosen, up to seven can be accommodated in three rows of Exceptional head, shoulder most notably, leg room is by the middle seat row, can be adjusted forward and back by up to 100 here the Q7 offers the maximum in its

The Audi Q7 is equipped as standard backrest angle adjustment three seats in the second row and a hatch with ski bag. As an two comfort seats can be ordered for the row in conjunction with a large console. Here, under the adjustable centre armrest is a storage compartment; two cup holders an additional stowage option.

In addition, a third seat row can be for the Q7, which can accommodate passengers up to m tall. Thanks to the easy-entry for the rear seats, access to the row is simple and convenient.

The seats in the and third row can be folded flat, along with up to 28 different configurations, a load area a maximum volume of 2,035 without the seats having to be If the third seat row is omitted the Q7 has a area of 775 litres, the best in its Even if all three seat are in use, a load capacity of 330 remains.

The broad, wide-opening of the Q7 can be operated electrically if desired. for an Audi, the finest materials to the highest standards are found in the area too, as well as types of fastening and securing

Another useful convenience is the trailer hitch with electrically controlled ball which is user-friendly and easy to if required.

Body and safety.

In to earlier SUV generations that based on a ladder-type chassis in the tradition of an all-terrain vehicle, the Q7 has a self-supporting body of lightweight construction. The drag coefficient of 0.34 is the best in its class and is of the aerodynamic qualities of the lines.

regard to occupant safety, the body of the Audi Q7 provides a that lives up to the high of the brand. Zones of defined in all sections direct the impact specifically away from the passenger cell which maximum survival space.

In the of a frontal collision, front behind the radiator grille, in with other sensors and units, register a crash the space of a few thousandths of a second. A few later, the belt tensioners are to minimise any possible belt

A belt-force limiter yields at a load threshold to allow to sink into the inflated The full-size front airbag in two stages: during the first when it ignites in low-speed there is less load on the At higher speeds, the deployment of the stage fully utilises the potential of the front airbag.

The Q7 is also equipped as standard side airbags at the front as as the sideguard head-protection airbag which virtually covers the side window area up to the seat row.

Sensors in and C-pillars ensure reliable and deployment in the event of a side or collision.

The Audi Q7 also occupants excellent protection the consequences of a rear-end collision. It meets the requirements of future i.e. it withstands an impact a deformable barrier at 80 km/h and 70 per cent overlap.


The of the new Audi Q7 ensure a level of promised by the vehicle’s outward Torques of 440 and 500 Newton-metres deliver power in all speed ranges to fulfil every driver’s

Two power plants are available for the of the new SUV with the four-ring badge: a new 4.2 V8 with FSI direct petrol and the powerful yet quiet 3.0 TDI with rail system using inline injectors. Other will be added to the range.

The V8 is a relative of the equally large plant that drives the most dynamic Audi, the RS 4. The belongs to the present V engine of the brand, notable for a 90 degree angle and a distance of 90 millimetres cylinders. An additional distinguishing the four camshafts are activated by a chain drive system at the of the engine.

Like the RS 4 engine, the V8 in the Q7 has FSI petrol injection, which, five victories in the Audi R8 Le racing car, is now being in a production eight-cylinder model.

FSI engines deliver more and dynamism than the conventional plant with manifold and they do so with outstanding economy. With this achievement, Audi is opening up a new in the efficiency of standard petrol demonstrating once again the proverbial Vorsprung durch

The V8 has been retuned for use in the Audi Q7. A torque curve up to nominal and spontaneous response, these are the of this new engine.

The engine not only with its dominant output (257 kW/350 at 6,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 440 Nm at rpm. The resultant driving is excellent, even in the face of competition.

In just 7.4 seconds the new Q7 4.2 quattro sprints from to 100 km/h and accelerates superbly up to a top of 248 km/h. Fuel consumption: 13.8 litres of premium fuel per 100 kilometres (overall / figure).

With piezo 3.0 TDI.

Another power is being introduced in the Audi Q7 in the of the six-cylinder 3.0 TDI. Compared competitor models, this offers more than power and torque potential: 233 bhp and 500 Maximum torque is available above idle speed, 1,400 rpm, giving the powerful acceleration in all speed

Despite having a torque-converter this delivers a driving that is hard to find among SUVs with V6 the speedometer needle passes the 100 mark a mere 9.1 seconds driving off; the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI goes on to reach a top speed of 216 per hour.

Fuel consumption: the 3.0 TDI no more than 10.4 of diesel (provisional figure) on per 100 kilometres. This equates to a of almost 1,000 kilometres. At the time, exemplary noise and compliance with the strict EU4 standards are truly convincing

The Q7 3.0 TDI quattro is fitted as standard a diesel particulate filter.

The V6 engine with turbocharger and map-controlled, cooled exhaust gas also belongs to Audi’s new of V engines and features a chain for camshafts and oil pump.

Mixture is performed by a latest-generation common system. It has a high-pressure pump and an rail for each cylinder increasing maximum injection to 1,600 bar. The high pressure ensures even atomisation of the fuel and therefore mixture preparation and more combustion.

The piezo injectors are the most important innovation of the common rail system. The process utilises the piezo an electric voltage is applied to altering its crystal structures. The expansion resulting from supported by a hydraulic element, triggers the opening of the injector

With piezo injectors, the of injection processes per cycle can be almost at will. The Audi TDI engineers have opted for up to injection processes for the 3.0 V6: in addition to the injection process, double injection takes places in the speed range and single injection takes places in the range. In addition to this, post-injection takes place up to 2,500 rpm and under partial

This strategy ensures a reduction in emissions and a smoother process, which primarily the engine’s acoustic behaviour. In area the 3.0 TDI engine undeniably the benchmark in its class.

Both are combined as standard with a tiptronic. This transmission the engines’ power potential to be into a masterly synthesis of and operating convenience.

New quattro

A typical feature of all high-performance vehicles is quattro permanent drive, a drive principle is now celebrating 25 years of success in sport and standard production. than two million Audi models have left the line so far, a number speaks for itself.

Quattro ensures excellent and lateral stability and minimises the of propulsive power on the vehicle’s properties. This is the prerequisite for cornering speeds and a high of driving stability, on and off-road.

A differential in the new Audi Q7, with its installed engines, automatically optimum power distribution to all wheels. The name Torsen is a of the terms, torque, and sensing. The differential is a self-locking worm

Like the RS 4 most recently, the Q7 is with the latest-generation quattro technology. Here the torque between front and rear is 40. 60.

This provides the basis for more agility, most when steering into with practically no perceivable steer.

Together with servotronic steering, standard in all this means that the enjoys a level of steering and clearly defined handling up to now has been unimaginable in an SUV and which has rarely been experienced in a car.


The dynamic of the Audi Q7 uses proven technology with double at the front and rear as well as steel springs and twin-tube absorbers. Long spring a ground clearance of 205 millimetres and components take into the application spectrum of off-road All this results in a driving that bears any comparison in of dynamism and which sets the with regard to ease of even on rough terrain.

The wishbones at the front axle are of aluminium, a clear advantage in of reducing unsprung masses: comfort and driving dynamics are enhanced. The lower wishbone and bar are attached to a subframe of high-strength on which the steering is mounted.

All Q7 are equipped as standard with servotronic steering. This the driver to manoeuvre in or out of a parking with minimum steering and its directness and precision ensure road contact and clear at high speeds.

At the rear the upper wishbone and the spring cross bar are made of forged The tie bar on the other hand is made of tailored rolled blanks, thanks to steel plates of thicknesses combine low weight high rigidity for sections particular loads and strain. All arms are attached to a subframe also supports the final

The tilted position of the spring and absorber unit reduces height and creates more in the vehicle interior.

The use of rubber-bonded mounts with low torsional at the front and rear axle that occupants can enjoy ride comfort.

The Audi Q7 is with 18-inch aluminium as standard, with 235/60 (eight-cylinder: 255/55). As an alternative, wheels (sizes 18, 19 and 20-inch) can be on request. An optical highlight is the new 20-inch 5-arm double-spoke aluminium wheel with the design.

If the Q7 is configured as a 5-seater 18-inch wheels, a full-size wheel is available.

Option: air suspension.

The latest-generation adaptive air is available as an option on the Audi Q7. The of air suspension and an electronically controlled system produces the perfect of truly sporty handling and ride comfort. An important for an automobile with off-road ground clearance is variable the minimum dynamic level of 165 mm and a of 240 mm (lift mode).

For normal a choice of three different can be selected via the central multimedia (MMI) control panel, from very sporty to namely dynamic, automatic and The system control unit the spring and damping characteristics to the mode selected and vehicle

In parallel with this, the is lowered by up to 35 millimetres (dynamic at high speeds), optimising and lateral dynamics at the same

Driving dynamics also from the dynamic roll function of the adaptive air suspension an innovation in the Q7: the system actively to steering movements and thus body roll.

In addition, the can activate two additional modes

25 millimetres higher than at level, the Audi Q7 can reach of up to 100 km/h in the off-road mode. In mode, with 60 millimetres of ground clearance (absolute 240 mm), even major can be negotiated. The automatic function?s mechanism intervenes to lower the centre of gravity to achieve comfort and driving dynamics at speeds.

A new feature in the Q7 is the facility to the body at the touch of a button via the axle only. The loading lip is significantly, making it much to load items into the area.

The fully-supporting air springs at the and rear axle keep the level constant, regardless of the situation.

Added to this is a specific to this air suspension the occupants benefit from a ride at all times, regardless of the the vehicle is carrying. The firmness of the always adapts to the weight of the

All driving modes and height can be read off the MMI screen. The ride also appears in the central information display.

New ESP generation.

All Q7 models are equipped with a electronic stabilisation programme. includes the antilock brake ABS with electronic brake distribution EBD and hydraulic brake which automatically increases power when the driver the brakes in an emergency. The traction system ASR and the electronic differential EDL, in conjunction with yaw form the basis of the ESP safety

Important for other road if the driver brakes hard in situations the ESP warns following accordingly by switching on the hazard lights. If the driver activates the mode with the ESP button, the of the Q7 is substantially enhanced by means of control settings.

Also particularly for off-road operation, is the descent assist feature. It keeps the speed constant driving slowly on steep stretches, allowing the driver to on steering the vehicle. The roll program (RSP) intervenes critical driving manoeuvres could cause the vehicle to and takes the necessary corrective action.

Large vehicles are not used to tow trailers, with a weight of up to 3,500 kg the Q7 is clearly to be used this way.

The Audi Q7 sets not only with its powertrain and dynamics but also as a technology

It introduces electronic systems in production that provide the with important information a view to enhancing active

— adaptive cruise with collision warning

A new generation of the radar-assisted distance system, adaptive cruise plus, is being introduced in the new Q7. As an extension of conventional adaptive control, the system now controls and speed from 0 to 200 km/h. It is able to brake the vehicle to a behind the vehicle ahead.

The of this sensitive control particularly in slow-moving traffic, are clear.

The sensor for the system is out of sight behind the licence trim. By taking continuous measurements it determines whether and speed in relation to the car in front changed, and adjusts the vehicle?s own by manipulating the accelerator or brakes

Audi development engineers deliberately designed the system, in of possible acceleration and deceleration, as a system.

In addition, the driver can vehicle acceleration and control via the MMI, opting either for a or more comfort-oriented emphasis.

The warning system is being for the first time on the Q7. It uses the of the adaptive cruise control and has a range of up to 180 metres. If there is the of a collision with the car in front, the alerts the driver in two stages: a warning tone is issued, an optical signal appearing on the panel at the same time.

If the does not react, the system a clearly noticeable warning produced by a fast build-up of in the brake system. The purpose of the is to draw the driver’s attention to what is happening on the road in of the vehicle.

The collision warning is the first example of a new generation of systems that provide protection for the driver by monitoring the area.

Audi side

Incorporating radar sensors, side assist monitors the next to and behind the vehicle to the driver, additionally to the image in the mirror, of any approaching vehicles. The is alerted by a warning light on the mirror, followed by an additional signal should he/she switch on the direction indicator.

The have a range behind the of 50 metres and have also designed to monitor the blind next to the vehicle. The system can be on and off at the touch of a button and operates a speed of 60 km/h. Audi assist does not intervene in the and control functions.

MMI and Infotainment.

a benchmark with regard to operation, the integrated user MMI, the multi-media interface in the new Q7. Already established in the Audi A8 and A6, the platform is notable for its ease of perfect positioning and consistent operating logic.

The system is in three configurations: the standard MMI the MMI basic plus and the MMI.

the standard equipment version of the Q7 is with MMI basic comprising a monochrome display as well as an radio and single-disc CD player. output is via a 4×20-Watt amplifier and speakers in the doors. As well as the system and broadcasting of traffic numerous vehicle functions as the air conditioning and interior light can be controlled by the MMI basic.

The option MMI plus offers additional such as TP memory, a digital system with a total of 11 and a CD-based navigation system.

In the version with the full of features, the MMI comes with a colour monitor, a double and a 6-disc CD changer. On request the MMI can be off with a DVD navigation system.

A extra, which can be combined the MMI and the MMI basic plus, is the all-new surround sound system.

lights and daytime running

Already featured on the A8 and A6, some innovative technology will be under the clear-glass covers of the front headlights: the combination of the cornering light system light, energy-saving daytime lights and xenon plus an offer unequalled by competitors.

The of the new Q7 are available in three versions: free-form halogen lights, plus lights with running lights or additionally in with adaptive light cornering lights. The ellipsoidal for dipped and main-beam headlights according to the angle of each and bend. This distinctly illumination of the road in the direction of and of the side area, making driving even simpler.

Parking system plus and

Three parking assistance are available as options on the Audi Q7. The parking system aids the when approaching obstacles, four sensors at the rear and an warning signal. The parking plus monitors both and rear areas around the and alerts the driver to a potential during parking manoeuvres by means of a bar chart in the MMI display.

In to these options, the Audi system advanced features a camera; the images captured on the MMI screen. Parking lines on to the camera image provide support for the driver when into parking spaces. is introducing this option in its for the production launch of the Q7.

Access and system: advanced key.

of the new Audi Q7 with an automatic will seldom have to use car key: advanced key is the name of the system that functions as an access and authorisation system.

The which can remain safely in the has an electronic pulse transmitter and its is registered and verified by a proximity in the door. If identified, the doors are as soon as the driver pulls the handle.

The central locking can be activated and deactivated at every on the vehicle. The driver merely has to the key on his/her person within a of around 1.5 metres of the vehicle and the door handle. If required, the can also open the door

Via the MMI you can choose whether the central should release only the opened manually or whether all should be unlocked.

Before out, the steering and ignition are electronically with advanced through wireless remote Provided the driver has the key on his or her person the vehicle, the steering is released by pressing the starter button. At the time, the ignition is turned on and the immobiliser released.

The engine is started by pressing the starter in the centre console once For safety reasons the automatic lever must be in position P or N, the driver operates the foot at the same time.

Air and light: sky system and 4-zone climate

The open sky system, available as an gives all occupants a feeling of spaciousness and ensures an excellent of fresh air, along a high level of versatility. The panorama glass sunroof in three segments, reaching from the front roof to the third seat row. The segment of the 1.6 square metre sky system can be raised and moved to the electrically.

The rear segment is as a tilting roof.

Two roller provide sun protection whenever Each element can be operated by seated in the first and second The acoustic qualities of the open sky are also exemplary; the drumming typical of many a sliding/tilting during a journey remains in the Audi Q7 thanks to precision undertaken in the wind tunnel.

The of all occupants can be enhanced with high-comfort 2-zone climate In addition to separate air distribution and control for the driver and front it also offers draught-free ventilation and an air quality sensor. features: the residual heat automatic air recirculation and additional at the rear via the door pillars.

In the Audi Q7 can be ordered with high-comfort 4-zone climate an option that provides climate zones for rear-seat Temperature, air distribution and air volume can be separately for the left and right On top of this, an additional evaporator, behind the luggage area ensures consistent and steady even in the third row of seats.

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