In the past whenever I thought about diesel-powered automobiles my thoughts would envision the rattle of a humungous engine that would emit large, black plumes of smoke. The 2014 Audi Q7 TDI – a clean diesel – is smart and environmentally sound…not to mention sexy as hell!
The full-bodied SUV is sleek and provocative, even with the “clean TDI” branding on the side. Crisp lines and chiseled good looks, the Q7 has a mysterious and refined persona. Sitting on 21-inch, 5-spoke wheels, the Q7 commands the road at every turn. Powered by a 3.0L TDI clean diesel 6-cylinder engine this Q7 raises heads and shoulders above other SUVs in its segment. Where other SUVs chip away at the ozone layer, this sexy gent is respectful to mother earth with its relatively small carbon footprint.
Utilizing every ounce of the 406lb-ft of torque, the Q7 is a beast on the road. Neck snapping acceleration and smooth merging, the Q7 masters the road. Boasting an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, you are guaranteed and powerful and fluid driving experience. Combine Audi’s adaptive air suspension, 6-piston front, four-piston rear ventilated disc brakes, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), quattro permanent all-wheel drive, Servotronic vehicle-speed sensitive power steering and 19 city and 28 highway MPG, the Q7 is crafted for ultimate driver euphoria.
While the Q7 is filled to the gills with game changing technology, the safety factor is not an afterthought. Driver and passenger airbags (Sideguard®, seat mounted side airbags), active and passive rollover protection, LATCH, front and rear impact body crumple zones create your own private world of security.
The S-line package gives the Q7 sporty, but laid back vibe. Sporty via S-line front and rear bumper and side valences, badging with doorsills, deep-tint panoramic sunroof, 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles, brushed aluminum inlays, vibrant LED daytime running lights and piercing-through-the-night Xenon headlights, the Q7’s style game is on point. The laid back vibe is displayed prominently through out the interior with accents like a brushed Black Alcantara headliner, manual side and tail gate sunshade, supple leather trimmed and ventilated seats and accents.
The entertainment and technology packages of the Q7 made my heart flutter. The Audi MMI Navigation system with voice control, Audi parking system plus with rearview camera and Audi connect with online services show Audi’s innovative side. The total Audi experience is completed with the Bang & Olufsen® Advanced Sound System. Tweeters that rise out of the dashboard when engaged scream style and sophistication. The vocals of UK crooner Daley wafted through the inner cabin with absolute clarity and goose bumps ensued.
We all know James Bond is partial to Aston Martins or Jaguars, but if he ever were to step into the SUV game, the Q7 would be the ideal choice.
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