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Audi Q7 lightweight
Alexander Steigerwald, Audi Q7 front axle development.
Thanks to the new five-link front axle and systematic lightweight construction, 27 kilograms (59.5 lb) of weight have been shaved from the front axle alone compared with the previous model. All major components are made of aluminum. The forged aluminum pivot bearing alone saved nearly 7 kilograms (15.4 lb).
Consumption figures of the models named
Combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 9.1 – 6.6; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 – 174
Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.