Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

We take a close look at some of the ’20 innovations’ on the all-new Audi Q7

By Shahzad Sheikh

Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

Last week I got to have a brief go in the all-new large luxury SUV offering from Audi. We’ll try to bring you a full review soon, meanwhile check out my video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7 by clicking below.

The manufacturer claims there are 20 innovations for the second generation edition of its large luxury SUV, and four-wheel steering, kick-to-operate tailgate and an alert to warn you if you might hit something as you open your door, were amongst those that caught our attention.

Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

It’s also 325kg lighter and it is claimed to consume 27% less fuel than before. Initially we get it in 45 TFSI guise priced at AED275,000 (US$75k) – which is actually the supercharged 3.0 V6 putting our 333bhp and giving it a 0-100kph time of 6.3 seconds with a limited top speed of 250kph. Combined average fuel consumption is 7.9L/100km. There will also be a 2.0-litre Turbo later.

Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

Inside there is a slightly new design theme that mimics the horizontal lines of the exterior with strakes across the dashboard, and it’s also the second Audi to adopt the virtual cockpit – totally digital instrument panel design after the TT (although this system was first seen in the Lamborghini Huracan).

Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

Unlike the TT though, there is still a large centre screen and this gets a new MMI touch pad system with programmable memory buttons and mouse-control like side buttons.

Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7

Let us know what you think of the new Audi Q7 below. 

One response to “Video walkaround of the 2016 Audi Q7”

  1. Will says:

    Who approved that exterior design? Who approved it? It’s ugly. The first generation Q7 was athletic and graceful; this one…isn’t. I’m sure it will be a fantastic car, but it’s ugly. See: current generation Acura MDX.

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