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2017 Audi Q7 Gets Gets Faster with Smaller Engine

by Shane McGlaun
2017 Audi Q7 Gets Gets Faster with Smaller Enginezoom in

Audi has announced some changes to the base version of the Q7 SUV for 2017. Since 2015, the base Q7 has had a 3.0T V6 engine. The new base 2017 Q7 will get a 2.0L TFSI four that makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Despite the smaller engine, the car is half a second faster to 60 mph than the old version.

Some of that performance gain is thanks to shedding 500 pounds of weight. The new 2.0 turbo engine also makes the Q7 22% more fuel efficient. Naturally AWD is standard, and with the optional towing package the Q7 can tow 4,400 pounds.

The 2017 Q7 will come in a Premium version starting at $49,000(USD) and Premium Plus for $53,000. Both versions will use an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and have loads of options that can increase the price significantly.

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