2021 Audi Q7: Review, Specs and Price in UAE

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The second generation of the Audi Q7 has been in the market for over four years and Audi are now equipping its largest SUV with a variety of visual and technical innovations. With a number of upgrades, this beautiful SUV looks even more powerful, classy and charismatic.

The Audi Q7 is coupled to an eight-speed tiptronic and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The V6 gasoline engine in the Q7 55 TFSI is charged by a monoturbo. Acceleration response is very nifty and it can reach from 0 – 100 km per hour in less than 6 seconds. The top speed is set at 250 km per hour and the vehicle feels fairly stable at highway speeds. Cabin has been well insulated and there is hardly any road or wind noise.

The standard mild hybrid technology plays a major part in the efficiency of the engines. If the driver takes their foot off the accelerator at speeds between 55 and 160 km/h, the Audi Q7 recuperates energy, rolls in idle or coasts for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off.

In addition to these upgrades, the Audi Q7 features HD matrix LED headlights including laser light, active roll stabilization, efficiency-increasing mild hybrid technology, and the digital operating concept MMI touch response.

Audi has substantially enhanced the dynamic attributes of the Q7. The electromechanical active roll stabilization is available as an option for the large SUV. With a sporty driving style, the focus is on optimum roll compensation – the tendency of the car to lean into the bend is reduced substantially.

All-wheel steering is also optionally available: The rear wheels turn by up to 5 degrees in the opposite direction at low speed, which increases agility. On the highway these wheels steer slightly in the same direction to promote stability. Thanks to the combination of these high-tech systems, the Audi Q7 is extremely maneuverable, precise and agile in urban traffic and on hairpin bends. In contrast, the Q7 behaves as a highly comfortable, confident touring SUV with excellent ride comfort on freeways – particularly in conjunction with the adaptive air suspension.

It also provides variable ground clearance and prepares the Audi Q7 with its standard quattro drive for terrain off the beaten track. The appropriate off-road mode can be selected via the Audi drive select dynamic handling system with its seven profiles.

Air suspension comes standard on all seven-seater Q7 models.

Audi Q7 Specs:

Engine: 3.0 Liter – 6 Cylinders MonoTurbo
Horsepower: 340 Bhp
Torque: 500 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 8 Speed Triptronic

Exterior:

The most notable upgrade in the Audi Q7 is its large octagon-shaped Singleframe grille. It has six upright slats providing the structure.

Audi Q7

The two-part side air inlets have a much more expressive line, just like the sill area that underscores the large SUV’s ground clearance and, in turn, its off-road capabilities.

The headlights, optionally in HD Matrix LED technology with Audi laser light, emphasize the width of the full-size model with their contour and light signature.

On the restyled rear, a striking aluminum strip creates the visual connection between the flat rear lights with their technical-looking graphics and carries forward the horizontal body line.

Audi Q7

Interior:

With full seven seats, the Audi Q7 combines immense prestige with practical everyday qualities. The Audi Q7 outdoes its direct competitors with interior length as well as headroom and elbow room in the front and rear.

Audi Q7

The cockpit architecture harmonizes perfectly with the new, digital operating concept, which incorporates two large touchscreens. They provide haptic and acoustic feedback when clicking on the touch controls.

A host of storage compartments, a new compartment in the instrument panel as well as the generous load capacity provide highly functional utility value.

Depending on the position of the rear seat backs the luggage compartment on the five-seater version offers between 865 and 2,050 liters of capacity – the latter with a flat load area.

Audi optionally supplies the rear seat bench plus; all three seats can be moved individually fore/aft, the backrest angle can be adjusted, and there is a third seat row with two seats that can be lowered electrically.

2021 Audi Q7 price in UAE: Starting from AED 307,020

The S Line 55 TFSI Quattro trim we tested is priced at AED 354,609 and is offered with a 3 year warranty.

Audi Q7 S 55 TFSI Ratings
  • Performance - 8.7/10
    8.7/10
  • Driving Pleasure - 8.7/10
    8.7/10
  • Looks and Style - 7.8/10
    7.8/10
  • Fuel Economy - 7.1/10
    7.1/10
  • Value for Money - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
8.2/10

Summary

Full 7 seater, a powerful all-wheel drive and class leading driving dynamics make the Audi Q7 all the more desirable. It offers premium ride quality, a spacious cabin and one of the largest cargo spaces.

Pros

  • Stylish Exterior
  • Spacious Interior
  • Good Handling
  • Awesome Suspension
  • Ample Cargo Space

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Tight 3rd row seating
Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.