Audi has launched the petrol-engine powered variant of their flagship SUV – the Q7 in India at a price tag of Rs 67.76 lakh.
German carmaker Audi has introduced a host of new offerings in the country this year and its latest launch is the petrol derivative of their flagship SUV Q7 – the 2017 Audi Q7 40 TFSI Quattro in India at a price tag of Rs 67.76 lakh (ex-showroom). The Audi Q7 will now get a petrol powered option joining the diesel engine that was introduced in late 2015. The Q7 petrol is in-line with the automaker’s promise to offer a petrol derivative of each of its offerings. Audi announced the introduction of petrol versions across its portfolio post the Supreme Court’s decision to ban diesel vehicles over 2000 cc in Delhi and NCR last year. Set to take on a host of offerings of in the luxury SUV space.
The 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine churns out 252 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque making the SUV capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. This is also possible due to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission. This marks the debut of the first-ever luxury SUV in its segment in India and reigning segment leader with a petrol engine. Other than the engine, the car remains identical to the diesel-powered sibling which was already on sale in India. This means that the Q7 petrol will offer features like the Audi virtual cockpit, self-park technology and the adaptive suspension set up.
The car continues to feature adaptive suspension along with the electromechanical power steering and shift paddles. Key highlights of the Q7 include a high-end infotainment system, four-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, auto park assist and eight airbags among the other features. The car is also available in Premium Plus edition and the fully loaded Technology edition.