In the second generation of the Audi Q7 has long been waiting for. Already from the first press manufacturer hinted that he made a serious step forward over its predecessor, and during the first test drive in Switzerland, we found that this step is really impressive! Fans of Audi drivers until recently the current Q7-ice, which they kept waiting for the new model, while not wanting to change camp sure is a winner. When a new generation of the popular SUV models, no one doubted that it was a great car. 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI is model to your delight you with its performance fully. Probably this is one of the favorite pets of most men. For this reason May we give impressions of the tested machines. The machine that will sweep you off your feet. Especially those who are already in your backyard have something waiting for something new.
Exterior of 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI
However, the German manufacturer is in many respects managed to raise the bar pretty high, which in this class is not so easy, as Mercedes and BMW had previously completed her studies how to make high-quality large SUV models. As a handful of innovations in the new Q7 works in practice, we found out at the international presentation of this model in Switzerland. The beautiful landscape and better ways of this country have proved to be as good a test site. Meeting with a car I had been at the airport, where we took the vehicle, and the first impression was that the new Q7 smaller in size than its predecessor. However, with a length of more than five meters and a width of less than two meters, this car is classified in all categories, except compact! I only became aware when I approached the vehicle, because only then its dimensions became apparent.
I suppose the main culprit for this sham car design, which ranks first measured and unobtrusive. This primarily relates to the rear part of the body for which it can be said that is a bit unimaginative, but it is a conscious decision by the leading people of the Audi, who for many years insist on more classical, but longer-lasting design that works most of the manufacturers in the Volkswagen Group. Hips reveal a very harmonious line, with big arches around the wheels, which clearly indicates that it is on-road cruiser that is able to find his way out and paved surfaces. The most aggressive is the front part of the car, which is dominated by the massive single-frame grille.
More on the third generation of the Audi TT, Audi applied the so-called virtual cockpit, with whom she had replaced the instrument panel display. Thanks to the Audi experts in ergonomics have been able to at this sporty model eliminates additional “monitor” on the center console, which proved to be an excellent solution. When the Q7 is the central display above the console is still there, but in spite of it, as an option, offers a digital instrument panel. What I particularly like is that the system is implemented in the right way. In fact, most manufacturers use to display presence dashboard makes it colorful. I guess the fact that there are no limits is a challenge which is not easy to resist, so this digital instrument panel usually appear as a showcase of China’s actions.
At Audi, it at first glance may not be different from analog. Pressing the button on the steering wheel activates the second mode, when the two analog gauges are becoming smaller, and between them increases space for communicating other information, such as instructions for the navigation system. I display a high resolution, and its work is “refreshed” 60 times per second, so the work is fluid, as best shown by a perfect and refined movement of the pointer of the tachometer. In the Q7, this area is much higher, as much facilitates its use. Most importantly, the driver does not have much to rely on the use of the display in order to shake the basic functions.
Classical conditioning controls are there, as well as the audio system controls, so that in this car just enjoy and lovers of advanced technology, but also the drivers of the forties and fifties, who value simplicity, which are probably the main target group in this price category and class. The seating position is excellent. Places abound in the front and in the rear, and only the third row of seats is suitable for the transportation of passengers or lower children. The tested model had a seat equipped with hydro massage, and they are switched by a switch on the right side of the seat, rather than wandering through the menus of color display, which is much more practical solution. Models equipped with sports seats do not have the option of massage, but they offer slightly better lateral support.
Performance and Engine
When the highway take the city traffic, the driver is available is a system that facilitates the movement in these conditions. With the help of radar tracks the movement of the vehicle in front and beside, cameras detect the roadside, the vehicle can independently accelerates and slows down, but also to follow the direction of the tape where it is located. The system is managed independently by car until it reaches the limit, ie, managed as long as there is a clear situation. When you estimate that the driver must take control, she tells him, and if the reaction for any reason fails, the system safely brings the vehicle to idle. This system is used in urban driving conditions up to speeds of 65 km/h, and no matter how impressive was, I was a little scarred, and because the whole story is reminiscent of sci-fi films. However, I leave space opportunities that I did not have enough time to make sure that this system would, perhaps, in everyday driving conditions significantly facilitate life.
Let us, however, essentially. Knowing he would soon register a domestic importer model with a diesel engine, when choosing a test car, I opted for trolitarskog TFSI petrol, which has 333 horsepower. After a large number of cars that have paid tribute to “downsizing”, it was nice to find yourself behind the wheel of a car with a V6 engine. Sam aggregate during the leisurely ride absolutely silent, but when it accelerates strongly, reaching out to the cabin beautiful sound that every acceleration seems subjectively more impressive. Power to the four-wheel transmitted via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the whole system works very well, and more are available only in sports cars. If a situation happens that trasmisija not choose the ideal gear, because generally tends to depress consumption, there is a strong engine, so that the driver can not complain about the lack of performance. A special commendation refer soundproofing because the cabin optimally protected from engine noise, tire and wind, so that the travel speed of 160 km/h absolutely relaxing.
From driving characteristics should not expect too much, because it is, though, comes a car with high clearance in which the emphasis is on comfort. For an extra charge is possible to get a management system to all four wheels. At high speeds, the rear wheels shift accompany the front, and the realignment of the highway much safer. At low speeds, the rear wheels are rotated to the opposite side of the front, creating an effect similar to shortening the wheelbase. How is this system of efficient, I became aware of just driving for the purposes of shooting, when I often had to make a U-turn. It is amazing when the driver realizes that big SUV than five meters away, just like that, “in hand,” turning to places where it would otherwise be possible only with a compact model.