A new EU5-compliant diesel engine has been added to the European range of its recently updated Audi Q7. The 3.0 liter V6 common-rail turbo diesel that drives Audi's large SUV delivers an output of 204HP (150 kW) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of peak torque available between 1,250 and 2,750 rpm.
As with all Q7 models, the 3.0 TDI features a start-stop system that deactivates the engine as soon as the vehicle comes to a stop, and an energy recovery system that stores energy during deceleration, as standard. An eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive round out the drivetrain package.
Ingolstadt's diesel-powered SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 202 km/h (126 mph) with the standard suspension, and 205 km/h (127 mph) with an optional air suspension.
Audi says the Q7 3.0 TDI consumes 7.2 liters per 100 km (32.7 mpg U.S.) on average with CO2 emissions of 189 grams per km (304.17 grams per mile).
In Germany it will cost buyers €51,800 [about US$71,800] to get into the SUV.