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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