HERNDON, VA - Audi announced the U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail prices for its redesigned 2010 Q7 models, scheduled to arrive at U.S. Audi dealers in September 2009.
2010 Audi Q7 (excluding $825 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges):
Q7 3.6 quattro (Tiptronic) $46,900
Q7 TDI quattro (Tiptronic) $50,900
Q7 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $61,000
The redesigned Q7 SUVs offer standard LED taillights with available LED turn signals and daytime running lights. Exterior enhancements include a new wheel program, updated front and rear bumpers, distinctive new front headlamps and tail lights, single frame grille in gloss black with vertical chrome strips, exterior mirror housings, and a new lower body panel strategy featuring contrast paint for the Q7 3.6 quattro, full body paint with Chrome package on the Q7 TDI quattro clean diesel, and S line treatment on the Q7 4.2 quattro. The equipment packages for the 2010 Q7 3.6 quattro and the 2010 Q7 TDI begin at the Premium level, while the 2010 Q7 4.2 quattro starts with the Prestige level packaging.
The Q7 3.6 quattro comes equipped with the V-6 3.6 FSI engine, the Q7 TDI quattro comes with the 3.0 TDI clean diesel engine, while the Q7 4.2 employs the V-8 4.2 FSI engine. Now all of the Q7 engine offerings meet stringent California ULEV emissions regulations.
Interior upgrades include optional ventilated front seats, a new decorative inlay on the passenger side of the dashboard, additional ambient lighting on all four doors, an upgraded MMI system, additional interior chrome accents, and a new instrumentation font.
The 3G MMI (Multi Media Interface) provides detailed 3D maps courtesy of an automotive grade NVIDIA chip for graphics processing, along with SIRIUS traffic and joystick control. The system also features voice-based destination input control and voice inputs.
Audi Q7 received a NHTSA 5-star crash safety rating and IIHS "Top Safety Pick" designation.
In Spring 2009, Audi launched its first-ever TDI clean diesel model in the U.S., the Audi Q7 TDI. The vehicle uses an innovative system that provides ULEV (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) clean emissions available in all 50 U.S. states. In addition, it provides more than 600 miles per tankful in highway driving and has an EPA fuel economy estimate of 17 mpg for city driving and 25 mpg for highway driving, which equates to 30-percent better fuel economy than a comparable V-6 gasoline engine.
The Audi Q7 TDI qualifies for a $1,150 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit from the Internal Revenue Service for a limited time due to the fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions of its clean diesel technology.
Audi is also the first car company in the United States to equip 100 percent of its gasoline engines with FSI direct injection technology beginning with model-year 2010.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet