The 2017 Audi Q7 RS is a luxury level large sport utility vehicle that is able to comfortably seat upwards of seven passengers. The new Q7 has been widely expected to present to consumers with a cabin that is beautifully appointed that compliments its comfortable yet sporty driving experience. Consumers will be offered an abundant array of optional and standard driver assistance systems. Additionally, the new 2017 Audi Q7 RS will undergo a redesign that will rescue the sport utility vehicle from the languishing position that it has held for the past few years. There are industry insiders that predict that this forthcoming model will place it back atop the leaderboard for its respective segment.
2017 Audi Q7 RS Engine Specs
Automotive buyers within the United States will be presented with the choice of three power unit options. One of the option is that of a turbo charged four cylinder 2.0 liter engine that will be able to deliver 252 horsepower and 273 pounds per feet of torque. There is also an option that is a super charged 3.0 liter V-6 that will produce an estimated 333 horsepower and 325 pounds per feet of torque. The final choice will be that of a 3.0 liter turbo diesel V-6 engine that has been rated at 272 horsepower and 443 pounds per feet of torque. All of the unit options will find themselves mated with an automatic eight speed transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters and paired with the automaker’s Quattro all-wheel drive.
2017 Audi Q7 RS Design
The 2017 offering of the 2017 Audi Q7 RS will enter the market as a completely redesigned four door mid-sized luxury sport utility vehicle. This second generation of the vehicle will be thoroughly reworked with a basic imprint that remains fairly similar to the original model of the flagship. The wheelbase will be approximately 0.5 inches shorter than that of the outgoing model. It is said to be 198.8 inches in length, making it an estimated 1.5 inches shorter than the outgoing model; yet making it five inches longer that both the BMW X5 and the Acura MDX. Even with it being slightly narrower, the Audi Q7 will deliver consumer with an increased amount of cabin space. The greatest enhancement being made to the popular sport utility vehicle is said to be the reduction in weight. This is due to a lighter weight chassis, multiple components that have had their fat trimmed and a multi-material body that is 157 pounds lighter. According to a representative from the American division of the automaker, the overall weight of the vehicle will decrease by upwards of 575 pounds, depending on its exact configuration. Consumers will be offered an optional instrument panel that measures 12.3 inches allowing for consumers to toggle between a duo of screens. There is also an option of adding to the cabin an 8.3 inch (7 inches is the standard) infotainment screen that will be set in the center of the dash and will contain graphics that are quite graphic.
2017 Audi Q7 RS Release Date and Price
The 2017 Audi Q7 RS will not enter into the North American automotive marketplace by January of next year. The official base pricing has not been announced by the automaker, but current speculation indicates that will be in the neighborhood of $50,000.