Most people realize that diesel powerplants are inherently big on torque, and Audi’s 4.2-liter TDI is no exception. A staggering 561 pound-feet of torque is available very low in the rpm band (from 1800-2500 rpms). This available torque helps get the Q7 4.2 TDI moving quickly, even effortlessly. Once moving the vehicle feels as if it offers never-ending power at essentially any speed.
Performance is of course not just about acceleration, but also a measure of how the car handles itself at speed. This is where the Q7 4.2 TDI really shines. It is definitely one of Audi’s best luxo-cruiser vehicles ever because it is comfortable, capable and very polite even at excessive speeds.