CNET's Roadshow Reports on the New, Still-Powerful but More Fuel-Efficient 2.0 Engine Powering the Audi Q7

As the saying goes, sometimes less is more. That's the approach Audi's engineers are taking with new engine that will power its new three-row midsize SUV, the Q7. The auto geeks at CNET's Roadshow recently delved into the new 2.0-liter engine and offered the following report.

Compared to the 2015 Q7, which came with a 3.0 liter V6, this engine decision is a big change. The new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is quite capable: in fact it produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Not only is that quicker than the old V6, it's significantly more fuel efficient - 22 percent more fuel-efficient to be exact, for a combined EPA-rated fuel economy of 22 mpg.

The shift to the smaller, turbocharged engine is possible because the Q7 went on a serious diet this year. The 2017 Q7 is actually about 500 pounds lighter than last year's model, thanks to an aluminum-intensive body construction that's also evident when you're driving the Q7; the SUV feels quicker and more nimble.

Inside, the Q7 continues to set the standard for luxury SUV accommodations. Featuring everything from high-end leather upholstery to a panoramic sunroof and heated and cooled cupholders and an available 19-speaker, 3D Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, everyone will be traveling in comfort. Another new feature that comes to the 2017 Q7 is Audi's innovative Virtual Cockpit, a customizable dashboard display that allows you to arrange digital gauges with critical

vehicle information around a Google Maps-powered, turn-by-turn navigation system.

The Q7 is a popular model here at Audi Burlingame - especially popular with growing families who are regularly transporting gear up and down the Pacific coast, and even away for long weekends at Tahoe. We have a great selection of 2017 Audi Q7 models in stock, and our sales professionals can help you compare features and options available on different models, and configure a Q7 to suit your lifestyle. Stop by our Burlingame showroom today - our location is an easy drive from San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Mateo - or give us a call at (888) 776-0827 to schedule a test drive.

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