The Q7 petrol is in-line with the automaker’s promise to offer a petrol derivative of each of its offerings. Audi announced the introduction of petrol versions across its portfolio post the Supreme Court’s decision to ban diesel vehicles over 2000 cc in Delhi and NCR last year. Set to take on a host of offerings of in the luxury SUV space,
Under the hood of the petrol, the Q7 would be a 2.0-litre TFSI unit producing 249bhp of power and 370Nm of turning force. The power would be channeled to a quattro all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The off-roader is expected to be offered in 40TFSI and 45TFSI trims. The latter would have a higher power output. It is expected to put out 329bhp and 440Nm. The eight-speed transmission and quattro will be standard.
“Audi AI (artificial intelligence used in the context of autonomous or piloted driving), the second prong, is the technology for ‘intelligence and forward thinking’,” claimed Stadler. “AI thinks for you, supports you and creates a new level of independence,” he said.
The third prong is Audi e-tron, the carmaker’s sub-brand (equivalent to BMW’s i sub-brand) for all-electric vehicles as well as an increased number of plug-in hybrids.