Sunday, March 9, 2008

Audi Q7 Remade in Diesel Monster

Diesel Audi Q7

The race for power motors continues, and, not surprisingly, the German automobile manufacturer in the discipline set the tone. The last in the competition to the most powerful diesel car entered the serial company Audi, which is going to make crazy 500 - a strong option turbodizelny SUV Q7. The presentation is scheduled for the Paris Motor Show.

Before that the most powerful changed Q7 is equipped 4.2 - litre V8 petrol engine capacity of 350 hp and 440 Nm of torque. When weight under 3 tons, and although this power was sufficient, but apparently not allowed Q7 compete with the most dynamic representatives of the clan SUV. Now the situation has radically altered: 500 hp and 1000 Nm of torque, and perhaps even coupled with the enhanced reliability of diesel engines - a very interesting proposal! With such a motor Q7 able to dial 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, while the maximum speed is limited at around 250 km/h. Were it not for electronic "Dog-collar, apparatus and could razognatsya to 270, but for the crew so cumbersome it is not safe.

Outwardly new version differs from the ordinary "relatives" - the front bumper appeared in two "vents" air decorated in the style S-line. The Grid is now covered with chrome radiator, and 20 - inch wheels on the sports rubber. Although the car remained full power, test it in the roadless does not seem prudent: painted in the body color scales on the lower perimeter and the wheels are clearly not everything, except asphalt. But you can easily make the long march-throws in the distance, the benefit of fuel consumption with a new propulsion unit at about 11.5 litres per 100 km! And environmental performance brought to the level of "Euro-5", which will be introduced in Europe in 2010, and before Russia comes even later. True, in relation to the supply of the domestic market is not yet clear. The quality of diesel sold at our filling stations, in the view of many experts, leaves much to be desired, and it can become an obstacle in the way of 500 - a strong Q7 in Russia. While that car will be its buyer in Russia, there is no doubt.

It is difficult to pick up a competitor for such buses: like a Volkswagen Touareg is in the gamma with 10 - cylinder pretty, but it is much weaker - 313 hp and 750 Nm. Yes, and the status of the Q7 quite different. Here is an updated version expected Porsche Cayenne with 500 - powerful petrol engine, which will be presented to all in the same Paris - were already worthy competitor. And with the new BMW X5 is not going to fall behind - rumor that bavartsy preparing a similar diesel unit. One can only wait Paris.

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