Audi Q7 Petrol launched in India at INR 67.76 lakhs
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Audi India has added a petrol variant to the Q7 in the form of the Audi Q7 40 TFSI. Prices of the Audi Q7 petrol start at INR 67.76 lakhs (ex-showroom). Like the diesel variant, the petrol Q7 is also available in two trims – Premium Plus and Technology Pack.
Under the hood of the Audi Q7 petrol lies a 1,984 cc four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It has a maximum power output of 185 kW at 5,000-6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 370 Nm at 1,600-4,500 rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Audi Q7 petrol can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 233 km/h. Audi is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 11.68 km/l.
Visually, there are no telling differences between the petrol and diesel variants. The only giveaway is the ’40 TFSI’ badge on the tailgate. In terms of features, the list is identical. Noteworthy exterior features include Matrix LED Headlamps with signature DRLs, wide sculptured 3D single frame grille, 19 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, and a panoramic sunroof. Colours available include Carrara white, Floret silver, Graphite gray, Orca black and Ink blue.
The cabin gets a high-resolution retractable MMI display, ambient lighting with 30 combinations, genuine Cricket Leather upholstery in black and beige and a seven seater configuration. Audi Drive Select lets the driver choose from Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual and Off-road modes. The Q7 also gets four zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats with driver side memory, electrically foldable 3rd-row seats. Auto Park Assist and 360-degree Surround Camera, Audi smartphone interface for Apple Carplay & Android Auto, Audi Phone Box with Wireless Qi-charging and a 558 watt BOSE 3D Surround Sound System.
“Our flagship SUV Audi Q7 had been the only product in its segment in India when it was launched. A popular choice of Bollywood celebrities and big industrialists, the Audi Q7 lead the way for the luxury SUV segment in India. With the introduction of the Audi Q7 40 TFSI Quattro, we are now offering customers an exciting line up of their preferred SUV to choose from and own their favorite Audi. This marks the debut of the first-ever luxury SUV in its segment in India and reigning segment leader with a petrol engine,” said Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India.
At the launch, Audi also announced its future plans for the Indian market. By 2020, the company aims to have a portfolio comprising 50% diesel products and 50% petrol and alternate powertrains. The press note adds that Audi has “some other surprises planned for this year.” These could be the launches of the new Audi Q5 and the Audi SQ7.
Audi Q7 Petrol Price in India
|Audi Q7 40 TFSI Premium Plus||INR 6,776,000|
|Audi Q7 40 TFSI Technology Pack||INR 7,443,000|