The Audi Q7 40 TFSI will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which will churn out 250bhp and 370Nm of torque and comes synced to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all four-wheels. Just like the diesel powered Audi Q7 45 TDI, the petrol unit can clock from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The Q7 40 TFSI is expected to feature Audi’s ‘Parking System Plus’ feature with a 360-degree surround-view camera, LED headlamps that increase the intensity and throw of the beam when the vehicle speed exceeds 110kmph.
However, Audi has gone a bit mad, because they’re rolling out a set of categories that group engine outputs together. For instance, if you bought an A4 with a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that produced 147kW it’d be badged 147TFSI or TFSI – to signify that it was turbo petrol. Diesels are generally badged TDI.
With the new scheme, the number “30” will appear on vehicles with a power output ranging 81 kW and 96 kW. The number 45 will be found on vehicles with 169 kW to 185 kW, while range-topping models with over 400 kW will be designated with a 70.