2017 Audi Q7 Release Date, Specs and Info

The new 2017 Audi Q7 despite showing some grey areas, is expected to be desirable and appealing to new and existing buyers. Some of its highlights for 2017 include a strong and fuel-efficient TDI engine, premium interior, and a sophisticated driving character. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2016.

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Years have come and gone, yet the never aging Audi Q7 continues to stay put. The vehicle known for its premium cabin, upscale driving character, and a performance worth coveting hasn’t aged a day when it comes to offering comfort and convenience ever since its debuted almost nine years ago.

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However, with fresh models flooding the segment every year, we find the Q7 difficult to recommend. For clarity, there are certain things we like though. The high-quality build and surfaces, serene ride even at top speeds, nimble handling, and a premium style.

As far as the engines are concerned, you can get up to 28 mpg with the optional TDI diesel-powered V6 engine. And for such a huge vehicle, the Q7 still affords to offer better steering and handling.

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Having test-driven the vehicle ourselves, there are certain issues that Audi could have addressed. These include a mediocre performance with the TDI engine, a cramped third row seat, a lackluster fuel economy ratings, and a subpar cargo volume. Also, the acceleration to 60 is just average.

Some of our favorites in the segment include the 2017 Acura MDX, the 2017 Land Rover LR4, the 2017 BMW x5, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Available Trims – Audi Q7

The 2017 Q7 just as its predecessor will be offered in a whopping six trims: Premium, TDI Premium, Premium Plus, TDI Premium Plus, S Line Prestige, and TDI Prestige.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Changes – 2017 Audi Q7

The seven-passenger luxury 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium comes standard with a power liftgate, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, burl walnut inlays, rear parking sensors, a reclining and folding 40/20/40-split second-row seat, eight-way power heated front seats, LED turn signals, xenon headlights, and a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Technology features available include an iPod interface, a 6.5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an 11-speaker premium sound system, Audi’s basic MMI interface, and a CD player.

2017 Audi Q7 dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The only difference between the Premium and the Premium Plus is that the latter comes with 19” wheels.
The 3.0T Premium Plus and TDI Premium Plus come equipped with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a color trip computer, a 7” display screen, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a rearview camera, upgraded version of the MMI interface, a navigation system, voice controls, keyless ignition and entry, front parking cameras, 14-speaker sound audio system, and driver memory settings.

2017 Audi Q7 interior, leather seats

The 3.0 S Line Prestige adds automatic climate control (four-zone), ventilated front seats, manual sunshades, adaptive headlights, sport-themed exterior styling, 20” wheels, deep tinted sunroof, and a corner-view camera system.

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Stand-alone features available for the lower trims include the 20” wheels, fender flares, a 14-speaker premium sound system, a black headliner, a three-spoke steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, exterior add-ons, rear side airbags, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and brushed aluminum inlays.

2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Premium Plus and base Premium trims is a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 295 pounds of torque and 280 hp. however, the S-Line Prestige’s upgraded version generates an extra power bump of 53 horsepower and 30 pounds of torque. An eight-speed auto transmission system relays the output for both vehicles on the four wheels.
During our own test drive, the Premium trim achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration in an unimpressive 6.9 seconds. The estimations for the fuel consumption stand at 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi Q7engine

The TDI trim gets its power source from a 3.0L V6 diesel engine rated at a walloping 240 hp and 406 pound of torque.

The fuel economy ratings for the diesel-powered model are 19/28/22 mpg. This model also sauntered to 60 mph in a lackluster 8.0 seconds.
The 2017 Audi Q7 when properly equipped can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 6,600 pounds.
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Release Date & Price -2017 Audi Q7

Expect to be set back by an MSRP starting from $53,400 for the Diesel SUV, and $48,300 for the base Q7. As for the release date, rumor has it that the SUV is set to go for sale during the 4th Q at least for the U.S market.

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New 2017 Audi A4 – Release Date, Specs & Info

There’s so much to like about the new 2017 Audi A4. For 2017, some of the highlights that it tags along include new safety and technology features, more horsepower, and an all-new interior design. Again, it’s impeccably appointed cabin, spacious backseat, user-friendly technology interface, and improved dynamics maybe just what you could be looking for in a small luxury sedan. Its release date, price, interior and exterior changes, engine specifications and whatnot are covered in depth below.

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Relative to the previous model it is replacing, a lot has happened to the new model. It grows bigger and is lightweight than the outgoing model, just to name but a few of the changes. Audi’s efforts in improving the A4’s comfort, and technologies is indeed a blessing to would-be buyers as the vehicle comes chocked with premium accessories and materials. This is unsurprising however, given the pace at which other brands are closing in.

2017 Audi A4 rear view, taillights and badges

Although there are a myriad of unique changes, the new Audi A4 comes with an unmistakable resemblance to other Audi models. However, a quick preview of the exterior reveals that the curved lines present on the 2016 A4 have been replaced by straighter and angular ones in the new model. When it comes to the Interior, Audi’s reputation of offering an impeccable cabin quality thanks to all-new designs is maintained. The redesigned dash-top screen, updated controller, Virtual Cockpit gauges, and a revised MMI infotainment system, represent a great leap forward in terms of functionality and aesthetics.

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Beneath the hood, the new Audi A4 2017 comes with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 273 lbs. ft. of torque and 252 horsepower. And just like the previous model, the new model comes with both FWD and an AWD (Quattro) system. The latter is however optional. With the engine under the hood, buyers should expect the 2017 A4 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated to be 28 mpg in combined highway/city cruising.

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Not startlingly, the new model boasts of new entertainment and safety features that will indeed help it navigate in this highly competitive sedan segment. some of the features that will aid it in keeping up with the Joneses include an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.

2017 Audi A4 exterior, overhead view

Inasmuch as the new A4 is set for re-imagination, we’re impressed by the features it comes with even in its basic form. However, it still faces a challenging task in beating other well-rounded vehicles such as BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, and the Acura TLX.

2017 Audi A4 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi A4 release date

The new Audi A4 2017 price starts from an MSRP of around $48,700. Its release date should be expected in early 2017. Leasing is available as well.

2017 Audi A4 Exterior

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The new 2017 Audi A4 is sporty and performance oriented but still manages to focus its attention too on comfort. The steering and suspension filter out disturbances on mundane driving conditions. Driving dynamics are further improved by the available adjustable shock absorbers, electromechanical power steering, and the Audi drive select driving-dynamics system. The A4 Avant and the regular model, by and large, set the benchmark here thanks to the plenty of driver assistance systems available. Stylistically, the new A4 stands out from its peers thanks to the variety of exterior cues available. There are about fourteen hues to choose from in terms of the available colors. Dimensionally, however, in comparison to the A4 Avant, it’s slightly longer and taller. The headlights and taillights have remained unchanged from the previous form.

2017 Audi A4 Interior

2017 Audi A4 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

When it comes to the interior, there are tons of accessories and features available. Some of the standard equipment available include LED interior ambient lighting, a sunroof, a seven-inch central display, Bluetooth connectivity, two SD-card slots, a CD player, a 10-speaker audio system, a rear view camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Audi A4 interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Available Trims

The new Audi A4 2017 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels.

Engine Specs

2017 Audi A4 engine

Beneath the hood, the new 2017 Audi A4 comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. A seven-speed automated manual is available as the default transmission system. It does 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Safety

2017 Audi A4 safety

In government crash test impact safety, the previous model scored a perfect five star out o the possible five for impact safety. Five for total front and rear safety, and four stars for total side protection. The new model should even better the ratings given its pristine all-rounded outlook.

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2017 Audi Q3 Concept – Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 Audi Q3 is the perfect illustration of how a smooth ride quality and luxurious interior design ought to be. Besides setting the benchmark on the two, it also offers ample cargo volume for its class. The Audi Q3 2017 is a must drive for anyone shopping in this segment. The Audi Q3 release date should be expected sometime this fall. At least according to various rumors going round.

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The Audi Q3 interior, as you’d expect from a luxurious SUV, is comfortable, quiet, made of high-quality materials, and is awash with many standard features than you’d possibly need. Well, the following Audi Q3 review is meant to update you on most things about the latest model, so seat back and enjoy.

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Its bigger sibling has been crashing it for years, and therefore the same should probably be expected for its smaller sibling – the Q3. It is a compelling vehicle that has been able to stand out from its class despite having a plethora of foes hot on its heels. Just like before, it comes with an enviable interior quality. What of its serenity, or its compliant ride quality? – It has plenty of these too.

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True, the Audi Q3 is updated and reeks of luxury, however, it comes a bit short in terms of freshness. This is clearly manifested on its infotainment system which is rather dated in comparison to its rivals. Other downsides include mediocre fuel economy ratings, and it may not be the best option in its class for those looking for a dynamic performance.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept front view, headlights, grille and badges

As such, it’d be prudent to check its alternatives first before making a decision. Some other options include the BMW X1, Lexus NX 200t, and the Mini Countryman.

2017 Audi Q3 Review of Trims

Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Audi Q3: Prestige and Premium Plus. The two are offered with either a choice of a FWD or an AWD system.

2017 Audi Q3 Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard accessories available for the Audi Q3 Premium Plus model include automatic wipers and headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, roof rails, LED taillights and running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a seven-inch display, satellite and HD radio, a folding rear seat, front and rear parking sensors, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a rearview camera.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept front angle, headlights and grille

Options available include a color trip computer, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, and a leather upholstery.

The Audi Q3 Prestige models starts with features such as tailgate sill plates, a power-folding exterior mirror, “S” line styling cues, nineteen-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, LED headlights, stainless-steel doors, and a fourteen-speaker Bose audio system.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Options available for the Audi Q3 Prestige 2017 include front sport seats, a black cloth headliner, an extendable thigh support, paddle shifters, adjustable drive modes, and paddle shifters.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept cargo space

2017 Audi Q3 Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the Audi Q3 2017 is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is through the six-speed automatic. A choice of either a FWD or an AWD system is also offered.

The 2017 Audi Q3 0-60 mph is rated at 8.0 seconds with the Quattro.

2017 Audi Q3 Concept engine

When it comes to the fuel economy ratings, Audi says the Q3 Quattro should be able to check in at 20/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg with the FWD system.

Some of the safety systems available for occupant safety include front and rear parking sensors, front-side airbags, stability and traction control, a blind-spot monitor, side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera.

2017 Audi Q3 Release Date & Price

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Rumors allege the new Audi Q3 2017 is slated for sale this fall. Although pricing is yet to be announced, we expect the base model to retail at around $33,700.

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