Audi will add a petrol engine to its Q-7 line-up in India, badged as the Q-7 40 TFSI. With a launch date of September 4, 2017, the Audi’s flagship SUV will now be accessible with petrol and diesel engine options. The launch was supposed to take place on September 1, but was suspended. The 40 TFSI will get a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that makes 252-hp and 370Nm of highest torque. The motor will be paired to an eight-speed transmission delivering power to all four wheels. The claimed 0-100kph time is the same 7.1sec as the diesel-powered 45 TDI.
The Q7 40 TFSI is expected with the same level of kit as its diesel counterpart with Audi’s ‘Parking System Plus’ with 360-degree surround-view camera, LED headlights that rise the intensity and throw of the beam when vehicle speed exceeds 110kmph, automatically controlled air suspension with variable damping, Audi’s virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch touch-screen display and a panoramic sunroof. The seven-seater SUV will rival large, premium luxury SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee petrol, Mercedes-Benz GLS 400, BMW X5 35i and the Land Rover Discovery 3.0 L Petrol. Audi recently launched the Q7 Design Edition in India at Rs.81.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).