2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI First Drive Review

The 2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI , which is the latest version the seven-seater Q7 SUV has seen, symbolizes status and elegance with its combination of panache, technology, and style.

2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI – Design and Style

Style is an important aspect of every brand. It measures more than 5.06m long and is 2m wide. The wheelbase is five millimeters shorter than three meters. It has massive 19-inch wheels with 255/55 rubber and huge 19-inch tires. It is huge.

It’s easy to see, even if one has to walk 15 paces back. It is large and unmistakable. These new elements stand out. The new elements stand out with their aggressive front grille featuring chromed vertical slats spaced out and chromed.

 They also have Matrix LED daytime and headlamps, which give it a more purposeful look. It is a well-designed car. Huge, yes. It is huge, but its neat lines and proportions make it stand out even from afar.

2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI Performance and Fuel Economy

Base Q7 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 273 lb/ft of torque. The 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder will give you 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The SQ7 boasts 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, thanks to its twin-turbo V-8 4.0-liter.

The 2022 Audi Q7’s fuel economy should be the same as the previous model year. The 2021 Audi Q7 achieved a respectable 19/23 mpg in the city/highway and 18/23 with the six-cylinder engine. For 2021, the SQ7 was rated at a 15/21 mpg.

2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI Cargo Space and Interior Room

2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI – Cargo Space and Interior RoomThe Audi Q7 has 14.2 cubic feet behind the third row and up to 69.6 cubes when the second and third rows are folded. The second and third rows can be folded flat to the ground. The Q7 is a good choice for passenger comfort. It beats the Volvo XC90 in legroom in the first and second rows but trails the Swede in the third row.

Legroom (first/second/third row):

  • Q7: 41.7/38.8/29.2 Inches
  • XC90: 40.9/37.0/31.9 Inches

2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI – Verdict

The Q7 is stepping into a sea full of highly credible competitors and the best names. Although it cannot match a BMW X7 or Mercedes GLS, or even the Volvo XC90 in luxury quotient or wow-factor, the seven-seater BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, and a bunch of Land Rovers, from the Defender and Discovery, to the Range Rover Sport, are all vying to win your Rs 80 lakh or so.2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI – Verdict

The “Technology” variant is around Rs 85 lakh (except in the showroom). This could lead to a real brawl. However, one thing is clear: the absence of a diesel engine means that most competitors have an advantage in fuel choice. Audi is a worthy contender.

Price

Price in INR:   4,467,600
Price in USD: $61,200

How does it feel to drive?

It’s very competent and yet complicated. It’s not that piloting the Q7 is difficult – there are a few confusing powertrain modes. But between these power sources and Audi’s various driver assistance systems, it’s easy to be aware of the many complex processes behind the scenes.

Although the Q7 drives and accelerates with Audi’s characteristic slightly distant professionalism, it was difficult for me to control the brake pedal in a smooth manner around town.

This could be partly because I have the mechanical sympathy of a yak and partly to Audi’s Efficiency Assist’ system. It adjusts the brakes’ regenerative effort depending on your driving mode.

Is the 2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI a safe car?

But the IIHS has rated its headlights “Poor” so that the Q7 doesn’t receive the Top Safety Pick+ award. It has not received any recent NHTSA ratings. The NHTSA gives it a point for standard emergency braking and advanced safety options. This score is 7.

WITH TRAFFIC AID, the Q7 gets standard rear side airbags and active lane control. These airbags join blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts, as well as automatic high beams. The Q7 is one of the options. A surround-view camera system and adaptive cruise control are some of the features.

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How does it handle the twisties at ten-tenths?

I’m proud to admit that I don’t know how a plug-in Q7 handles twisties at ten-tenths. I suggest you do not look into a plug-in Q7 if you are interested in learning how it handles twisties at ten-tenths.

But, I can tell that this SUV is highly refined and whispery. It’s quiet even when the V6 is running. It’s much more subtle in electric mode than any chrome-covered vehicle this large.

Full Specification and Features of 2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI 

Model Number 2022 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI 
Made In American
Warranty 4 Years / 50,000 Miles Basic , 12 Years / Unlimited Miles Corrosion , 4 Years / 50,000 Miles Drivetrain , and 4 Years / Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance Warranty.
Available Colors Barrel Brown Metallic, Carrara White, Florett Silver Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Samurai Gray Metallic, and Vicuna Beige Metallic.
Body Type SUV 

 

Conclusion

The bulky proportions of the old-gen Audi K7 were reduced to make it more athletic and powerful on the road. Significant interior updates made the Q7 stand out from its rivals. The numerous cosmetic changes, such as a single-frame grille, revised headlamps, and tail lamps, were great successes.

The sophistication is enhanced by the numerous cosmetic updates, such as a single-frame grille and revised headlamps and tail lamps. However, I wish I had more time to enjoy a chauffeur-driven experience.

 THANKS TO THE UPDATED SCREENS AND FEATURES, the Q7 is a modern, up-to-date Audi. It might prove difficult to convince Audi buyers that this full-sized SUV is only available with a petrol engine.

 Its competitors, such as the Mercedes-Benz, BMW X7, and Land Rover Discovery, have a diesel option. These premium SUVs, which can seat seven people, cost Rs 1 to 1.5 crore. According to our expectations, Audi will launch the Q7 in the Rs 11.2 crore price range sometime this month.

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