The diesel luxury vehicle comes stateside: 2014 Audi Q7 to test the market – NY Daily News

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The diesel luxury vehicle stateside: 2014 Audi Q7 to the market


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Diesel vehicles have been on the in Europe for a long time but they remain a novelty in the States. With ever fuel prices, diesel increased economy figures at the same time increasing the figure most people use in everyday driving—the torque.

Horsepower has not always been the it has seemingly become in the past few There once was a time, it or not, where Rolls-Royce only describe the power by their cars as “adequate,” a number or measurement to be seen. cars used to be judged by ride, their creature and other subjective factors.

As as the cars weren’t laggards called upon to scoot the actual performance figures next to irrelevant.

Germans racing their car around Europe generally, and specifically flogging all of their models around the Nürburgring track changed all of that. these chariots of the upper into “driver’s cars” the performance numbers all important, to the where BMW could, and did, limited edition sedans carbon fiber roofs, no air or sound systems.

Diesel, it has about 11% more energy than the equivalent gallon of changes the performance equation. An of the differences between gasoline and engines boils down to That “extra” power in the translates into longer strokes in the cylinders to deal it.

Audi Q7

These longer strokes more mechanical leverage for the rods to act upon the crankshaft. force on the crankshaft is called In short, the lower revving engine with its long strokes creates more rather than higher

The diesel has greater fuel than an equivalent displacement engine can manage. To make the between the torque and horsepower glaring in a diesel, turbocharging is employed.

These engineering of life actually make and operating a luxury SUV compelling For 2014, Audi has revised its Q7 TDI direct injection) model’s diesel engine generates an 406 ft.lbs. of torque out of a relatively 240 hp. Mated with an eight Tiptronic automatic transmission, the hammer is dropped by your foot, the Q7 responds like is a rocket pack bolted to the

With Audi’s quattro all drive keeping the torque put to forward acceleration, the smile on face won’t be about the 28 mpg figure that the Q7 is capable of.

for seven and a lengthy list of luxury features round out the Q7, but it’s all about the $5,000 to diesel.

With seating for seven and to overflowing with standard and luxury features, the only fly in the is the $5,000 upfront premium for the diesel. In Europe, the common practice finds that is little to no pricing differential gasoline and diesel powered of the same luxury cars, be Jaguars, Mercedes Benzes, or

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