The German producer, Audi revealed in the first quarter of 2008 the first Audi SUV : The Q7. It takes a little of time to Audi to reveal this new model, so it will have to impress if it wants to gain some buyers. Is it possible? Let’s check. First, in the US, this model is vailable with two engines. The V6 ( it puts out 280 HP) and the V8 wich have a reasonable amount of get up and go. 350 HP surely would get you moving better, but the Q7 has an incredible 5467 lbs to push around. Yeah. That right there is my single largest complaint; nearly 5500 pounds is entirely too much for a vehicle of this size.
If Audi offered the great twin-turbo diesel option in the US, things wouldn’t be the same. Sure, the weight would still be there ( even more so actually, as diesel engines are very heavy ), but it wouldn’t matter. See, 550 lb-ft of couple make you ignore the measly 5500+ lbs. Things like weight just don’t have a big imapct when you have such an unlimited pool of torque at your disposal. Audi does have an even more ridiculously powerful diesel engine in the works for the next Q7; a V12 rumored to put out 500 horses.
2008 Audi Q7 Specs
- 280 HP 3.6 liter V6 ( Available 350 HP 4.2 liter V8 )
- Towing Capacity: 6600 lbs
- Curb weight: 5015 lbs ( V6 ), 5467 lbs ( V8 )
- EPA Says: 14 MPG city / 20 MPG highway ( V6 )
How do you finf the 2008 Audi Q7 model?