Audi has dubbed its Q7 4.2 TDI “the most powerful diesel SUV in South Africa”. With 240 kW on tap and a 236 km/h top whack, we’re inclined to agree…
This latest addition to the Q7 range plays host to a twin-turbo 4,2-litre V8 diesel engine that develops an impressive 240 kW and a remarkable 760 Nm of torque, which is available between 1 800 and 2 500 rpm. The engine is mated with Audi’s six-speed Tiptronic transmission as standard and propels the Q7 4,2 TDI from 0-100 km/h in just 6,4 seconds on the way to a 236 km/h top speed.
Not only does this newcomer boast impressive performance figures , but also respectable fuel economy as well. The Q7 4,2 TDI is reportedly capable of covering 900 km from its 100-litre tank.
This model employs the latest version of Audi’s Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. Off-road, the torque converter with its damping action and torque multiplication is particularly useful when driving off and when driving slowly on inclines.