Given Audi’s premium sporting pretensions, the heavily bolstered seats are similar to what might be found in a BMW or even a Porsche. For those so inclined, the auto box can be manually manipulated via paddle shifters on the back side of the steering wheel or by tapping the shift lever fore and aft (after first pushing it to the right to engage manual mode). The transmission is more responsive than most paddle shift automatics.
Pressing the pedal makes this Q7 get up and go in a hurry. This is one shockingly fast SUV that will outrun most cars at a fraction of the size and mass. For those that need towing capability, the Q7 4.2 has plenty with a capacity of 7,700lbs. That puts it 1,500lbs above the Tahoe hybrid which is touted as having exceptional hauling capability for a hybrid.
Source: Autoblog Green