Whether it is for business or vacation, everyday errands or leisure time, has five or seven seats: The Audi Q7 is an all-rounder that combines immense prestige with a wide range of applications. Through its new design, the large SUV has now grown eleven millimeters (0.4 in) to 5,063 millimeters (16.6 ft) long. It is 1,970 millimeters (6.5 ft) wide and 1,741 millimeters (5.7 ft) high, including the steel suspension and roof antenna. The wheelbase of 2,994 millimeters (9.8 ft) remains unchanged.
Expressive exterior: imposing Singleframe and Audi laser light
The new Q7 demonstrates the hallmark SUV elements in the current Audi design language. Sharp edges and athletically taut surfaces convey power, high quality, prestige, and the power emanating from the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The front alone is expressive: The large SUV bears an imposing octagonal Singleframe with six chromed, upright slats providing the structure. The side air inlets also have a much more expressive line. The headlights with their new contour and light signature emphasize the width of the full-size model: Running from the radiator grille outward, they increase in volume and extend slightly down into the wing.
The Audi Q7 is equipped with LED headlights as standard. While matrix LED headlights constitute the first basic option; HD matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light, each of which feature 64 LEDs and a high-performance laser diode, are also available The laser module can be identified by its X-shaped contour with a blue LED. It is activated beginning at a speed of about 70 km/h (43.5 mph) and increases the range of the high beam significantly. Arranged in two rows one above the other, the high beam of the HD Matrix technology illuminates the road extremely precisely and dynamically. Individual light segments are switched on or off so as to prevent other road users from being blinded. The light cone omits only the corresponding area.
The LEDs also act as cornering lights, created through a displacement of the light concentration following the contour of the bend. This occurs already shortly before the wheel is turned, based on the predictive route data from MMI navigation plus. The intersection light also goes on predictively just before an intersection is reached. Furthermore, the turning light extends the lateral illumination up to a maximum angle of 80 degrees. The daytime running lights, which are divided into small vertical segments, have a three-dimensional effect. Just like the rear lights, the headlights incorporate the dynamic turn signal and impressively showcase the Audi Q7 when locking and unlocking it.
Greater effect of width: Newly designed side and rear
Looking at the vehicle from the side, the trapezoidal sill trim area visually reduces the volume of the Audi Q7, thereby underlining its offroad capabilities. The horizontal body line continues along the newly designed rear in the form of an eye-catching aluminum strip. It connects the flat tail lamps that extend far into the sides and whose tail light takes up and interprets the motif of the daytime running light signature. The strip underlines the width of the vehicle, as does the surface in the area of the license plate, which is now flat. The horizontal bracket that extends around the diffusor and the underbody protection completes the prestigious appearance of the Audi Q7.
Offroad look: Equipment lines and colors
Anthracite textured paint, which is applied as standard to the front spoiler, wheel arch trims, diffusor, and sill trim area, underlines the SUV character and makes the body appear higher. In the case of the optional S line exterior, the Audi Q7 is painted entirely in body color and is even more striking – with a blade in the front bumper, a sporty roof edge spoiler, and an eye‑catching underbody protection at the rear. 19-inch wheels are also included, with the option of exclusive 20-inch wheels. Contrasting paint finish in high-gloss scandium gray and the black styling package are available for the basic and S line exterior models. The black styling package adds highlights to the Singleframe, the bumper and the side door inlays. Carbon running boards and exterior mirrors can also be ordered; the latter are also available in glossy titanium black.
A total of twelve exterior colors are available for the Audi Q7, including the new metallic colors Vicuña beige, Barrique brown, and Matador red. The two plain colors are called Carrara white and Night black. The color Daytona gray, pearl effect is available exclusively for the S line exterior. Audi exclusive customized paint finishes complement the extensive offer.
Intelligent mix: the multi-material body
The body of the Audi Q7 is designed as a multi-material construction. The entire outer skin including the roof and the doors is made of aluminum. Even the front roof crossmember and the D- and C-pillars are made out of the lightweight metal. A compound of hot-formed steels forms the strong backbone of the passenger cell. The material combines extreme strength with low weight and is used in the A- and B-pillars. The lower area of the windshield is also made of steel.
With its high level of rigidity, the Audi Q7 lays the foundation for the uncompromising manufacturing quality, precise handling characteristics, and confident calmness on board, which is supported by the high aeroacoustic finishing. A double-layer windshield is standard. Audi also offers acoustic glazing for the side windows as an option.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.