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2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDI

2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDI
2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDI Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:n.a.
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:Turbodiesel V12
Displacement cu in (cc):362 (5934)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:500(373) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:738(1000) / 1750
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:n.a.
Weight lb (kg):n.a.
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:5.5
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250) - electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA combined mpg (l/100 km):20 (11.9)
Base Price: 2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDI - n.a. (last update: 2/20/2007)

The World's Most Powerful Diesel Passenger Car

Audi has presented the world's first twelve-cylinder diesel engine in a series passenger car. This six-liter V12 makes its debut in the Audi Q7. It produces a colossal 500 bhp and 738 lb-ft of torque. With this engine Audi has opened a new chapter in diesel history.

The V12 TDI is reminiscent of the engine featured in the new R10 Le Mans racing car - it catapults the driving performance of the Audi Q7 into the echelons of top-class sports cars. The car sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds, and has an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. Maximum torque is available from just 1,750 rpm. The high-tech diesel engine, with the world's first 29,000 psi Bosch Common Rail system, provides the high-performance Audi SUV with superior power reserves in any situation. The impressive sound of the new Audi is provided by the ultra-modern piezo-injection system. The V12 TDI transmits this power through a new six-speed tiptronic gearbox to the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.

Although the V12 TDI belongs to the Audi V-engine family, this model features a special cylinder angle of 60° - perfect for this engine type. Apart from the light and highly durable crankcase, a further highlight is the new chain drive assembly. This includes the two newly developed high-pressure pumps in the common rail injection system.

Up to 29,000 psi of pressure is kept within the twelve piezo injectors - a further technological breakthrough. Both performance and efficiency are optimized by this high injection pressure, and the running smoothness also remains excellent. Exhaust emissions are also low. The twin-turbo V12 TDI conforms to the Euro 5 emissions class which should come into force in 2010. Combined fuel consumption is nearly 20 mpg. With the high-tech twelve-cylinder engine using TDI technology, the diesel pioneers at Audi have opened new horizons in motoring.

The Design

The Audi Q7 V12 TDI is impressive not only with regard to technology but also in terms of appearance. The most striking visual changes to the Audi Q7 are the underbody panels at the front and rear. The chrome-plated single-frame radiator grille evokes the tradition of the Audi S6 and S8. These two cars, with their V10 FSI engines, are the top sports models in their class. The V12 TDI features a powerful braking system which is every bit its equal.

There are currently no plans to import this engine to the North American market.

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