Nissan Q7

 The 2011 Audi Q7 boasts two new engine configurations, based off the same supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.   A 272-horsepower version comes with the 3.0T trim, while a 333-horsepower version is available with the 3.0T S.  Also available is a 225-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 TDI clean diesel that gets carried over from last year.  All three engines/trims come with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, as opposed to last year’s six-speed automatic, and have permanent all-wheel drive.

Exterior features include various wheel sizes (17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 inches), xenon headlights and a single-frame grille in gloss black with vertical chrome strips.  A panoramic sunroof that opens the spacious Q7 up to the sky and a power liftgate are optional. 


Interior amenities include ventilated front seats, HD radio (standard on 3.0T S and TDI Prestige), Audi’s Multi Media Interface information and navigation system that features enhanced voice activation and a 7-inch color LCD screen, and a Bang & Olufsen advanced audio system.  Other optional luxurious features include leather seating, a powered rear cargo cover, TV tuner and 14-speaker stereo system.


Performance & Handling
The Audi Q7 is almost a new vehicle for 2011 in terms of its performance. While the turbocharged diesel V-6 is a carryover, it is now mated to a new 8-speed transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive. The Q7's new supercharged gasoline V-6 produces 272 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque in the base model and 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft in S Line trim, mounted in both cases to the new 8-speed automatic and standard quattro.

Safety
Front and side airbags are standard for front seat passengers, as are side curtain airbags for all three rows. Side airbags for second-row passengers are optional. A host of stability technologies, including quattro, electronic stability control and traction control are all standard.
The base 3.0T's 272 hp can't quite match the old 3.6-liter V-6's 280 hp, but the 295 lb-ft of torque betters the 266 lb-ft offered by the previous, normally aspirated V-6. The slightly dulled reflexes of the lower-output 3.0T are still perfectly adequate for a people hauler - acceleration isn't neck-snapping, but you'll have no problem merging with traffic or passing dawdlers.

2010 Audi Q7 Specifications
Engine Location
Front
Drive Type
AWD
Body / Chassis
Unitized steel
Production Years for Series
Price
MSRP: $46,900-61,000
Invoice: $43,615-56,735
Weight
5082 lbs | 2305.156 kg
MPG City
13
MPG Highway
18
Combined MPG
15.00

Performance
0-60 mph
8.2 seconds.
1/4 Mile
16.1 seconds.
Top Speed
130 mph | 209.17 km/h (limited)

Engine  
Engine Configuration
V
Cylinders
6
Engine
With variable intake manifold, continuous camshaft adjustment
Aspiration/Induction
Normal
Displacement
3597 cc | 219.5 cu in. | 3.6 L.
Valves
24 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Valvetrain
DOHC
Horsepower
280 HP (206.08 KW) @ 6200 RPM
Torque
266 Ft-Lbs (361 NM) @ 2750 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio
18.2 LB / HP
HP / Liter
77.8 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio
12.0:1
Fuel Feed
Fuel Injected
Block
Cast-iron

Standard Transmission
Gears
6
Transmission
Tiptronic
Final Drive
4.556:1

Gear Ratios
1st Gear
4.148:1
2nd Gear
2.370:1
3rd Gear
1.556:1
4th Gear
1.155:1
5th Gear
0.859:1
6th Gear
0.686:1

Dimensions   
Cargo Volume
72 cu. ft.
Interior Volume
55.4 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity
6,600.0 lbs
Fuel Capacity
26.4 Gal
Seating Capacity
5
Doors
4
Exterior
Length
200.4 in | 5090 mm.
Width
78.1 in | 1984 mm.
Height
68.4 in | 1737 mm.
Wheelbase
118.1 in | 3000 mm.
Front Track
65.0 in | 1651 mm.
Rear Track
66.0 in | 1676 mm.
Ground Clearance
8.1 in | 206 mm.
Interior
Front Headroom
39.5 in | 1003 mm.
Rear Headroom
39.0 in | 991 mm.
Front Legroom
41.3 in | 1049 mm.
Rear Legroom
37.1 in | 942 mm.
Front Shoulder Room
58.7 in | 1491 mm.
Rear Shoulder Room
58.1 in | 1476 mm.

Steering

Rack and Pinion with Variable Power Assist
Steering Overall Ratio
16.5:1
Turns lock to lock
2.66

Brakes
Front Brakes
Six-piston; disc
Rear Brakes
Four-piston; disc
Front Brake Size
420.0 mm | 16.535 in.
Rear Brake Size
370.0 mm | 14.567 in.

Tires / Wheels
Tires
255/55 R18 all season
Wheels
8.5J x 18, cast alloy, five-twin spoke design




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