A turbodiesel V6 and AWD form the backbone of the 2012 Audi Q7 3.0 Quattro TDI Premium. A shiftable 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to all 4 wheels through front, rear and center limited-slip differentials, and traction and stability controls throttle things down further. Inside you’ll find leather upholstery for the heated, 12-way power front bucket seats as well as the tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Dual-zone automatic climate controls provide comfort, and a cooled glovebox will keep tiny things from getting too warm. A full power package included heated power mirrors with turn signals and passenger-side tilt-down backup aid and remote keyless entry. The CD/MP3 player has satellite radio, Bluetooth and an iPod interface, and rain-sensing wipers get heated nozzles so your fluid will never be frozen. There are automatic headlights, fog lights and roof rails. The TDI gets 19-inch alloy wheels to hide assisted 4-wheel antilock discs, and dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags protect in a crash.
The Premium Plus package of the 2012 Audi Q7 3.0 Quattro TDI gets you some additional luxury to add to the AWD turbodiesel package. Here the stereo is upgraded to a Bose sound system with high-definition radio, Bluetooth and iPod interface, and a navigation system with voice recognition and traffic joins the party, too. There’s a front-obstacle detection system, rear-view camera and automatic xenon headlights. LED daytime running lights are a familiar feature, and a sunroof joins the power package that already includes heated power folding mirrors and remote keyless entry. The heated, 12-way power driver’s seat gets leather and a memory system that also controls the mirrors, and a leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel gets audio controls. There are dual-zone automatic climate controls, fog lights, roof rails and 19-inch alloy wheels. A long list of safety features starts with front, rear and center locking differentials and is further padded by traction and stability control, 4-wheel assisted antilock discs and 6 airbags.
Audi packed its 2012 Q7 3.0 Quattro TDI Prestige with as many fancy gizmos and whatzits as they could manage and planted the whole package on 20-inch alloy wheels. Front dual-zone automatic climate controls are matched by rear controls, heated 12-way front bucket seats get ventilation as well, and remote keyless entry is complemented by keyless access and start. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel gets power as well as leather here, and a rear-view camera and front-obstacle detection system is joined by blind-spot alert to make sure the computers do most of the driving. There’s a navigation system with voice recognition and traffic info, a Bose stereo and a memory system for the driver’s seat and heated power-folding mirrors with turn signals. LED daytime running lights pair with automatic xenon headlights, and a power sunroof gets tinted glass here. It’s still powered by the 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine paired with a shiftable 8-speed automatic transmission. Safety is handled via front, rear and center limited-slip differentials, traction and stability control and assisted 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, but if things get too scary and hairy, look to 6 standard airbags as your last line of defense.
For those who don’t want to deal with diesel, but still crave forced induction in their crossover, the 2012 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Premium supercharges a 3.0-liter V6 for 280 hp. You’ll still get the shiftable 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD, augmented by front, rear and center limited-slip differentials. Dual-zone automatic climate controls keep things pleasant inside, and leather is found on the 12-way power heated bucket seats as well as the tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The stereo comes with satellite radio, Bluetooth and an iPod interface, and the power package includes heated power mirrors with signals and remote keyless entry. Automatic headlights are joined by fog lights and daytime running lights, and a rear-obstacle detection system increases visibility in the opposite direction. Traction and stability controls work with front, center and rear limited-slip differentials to keep things pointed in a forward direction, and assisted 4-wheel antilock brakes bring things to a halt. Finally, look to dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags for protection.
Audi is all about tech, and the 2012 Q7 3.0T Quattro Premium Plus does nothing to dispel this assumption. With front and rear obstacle detection systems, a navigation system with traffic and voice recognition, rear-view camera and Bose stereo, it’s easy to forget that the primary purpose of this Basilisk is locomotion. But a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 doesn’t like to be ignored, even when limited by hardware and features like an 8-speed automatic transmission, traction and stability control. Front, rear and center limited-slip differentials are on-hand as well, waiting to mitigate at the first scent of slippage. You get automatic xenon headlights, fog lights and LED daytime running lights here, as well as full leather and dual-zone automatic climate controls. A memory system governs the heated 12-way power driver’s bucket and the heated power mirrors with turn signals, and a power sunroof and remote keyless entry further round out the power package. There are dual-zone automatic climate controls, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, high-definition radio and an iPod interface. With 18-inch alloy wheels, the 3.0T provides the most forgiving ride of the Q7 family, and assisted 4-wheel antilock discs wait to clamp down and bring the whole package to a halt. Final safety features include dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags.
A supercharged 333-hp 3.0-liter V6 provides power for this technological terror, filtered through an 8-speed automatic transmission. What power can make it through the front, rear and center limited-slip differentials gets throttled by traction and stability control, but it’s really not the drivertrain that impresses in the 2012 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro S-line Prestige. Rather, a long list of standard features demands your attention, with front and rear obstacle detection systems, a rear-view camera, blind-spot alert and navigation with traffic and voice recognition. Front seats get leather, 12-way power, heat and ventilation, and the driver’s bucket gets a memory system that also handles the heated power mirrors. A power sunroof further pads the power package, along with remote keyless entry, access and start. You’ll get steering-linked automatic xenon headlights, front and rear fog lights and LED daytime running lights. A Bose stereo gets high-definition radio, Bluetooth and an iPod interface, and dual-zone automatic climate controls are fitted front and rear. There’s a power liftgate and roof rails, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and the whole package rolls on 20-inch alloy wheels. Dual front, front-side and curtain-side airbags are standard, and 4-wheel antilock discs get assist.