Big Motoring Worlds Star Car of the Week: Audi Q7
In recent times SUV’s have exploded in popularity. Once featuring on Britain's roads in small minorities it seems that every second car now falls into this segment. It’s not hard to see how this boom came around, however. Customers looking for practicality and safety have been wooed by their practical nature, the ability to chuck in whatever your life throws at it and their high driving position which gives a commanding view of the road ahead. Couple that to premium manufacturers designing these models with the same philosophy of their leading luxury saloons and you have a recipe for success. Where it comes to having this recipe nailed successfully is German marque, Audi. Coming under the ‘Q’ badging Audi offers no less than 4 premium SUV’s, the Q2, Q3, Q5 and Q7 models and it’s the Q7 that makes it as our ‘Star Car of the Week’ this week. Unveiled to the world for the first time way back at the 2002 Frankfurt Motor Show production of Audi’s latest SUV didn’t commence until 2005 and boasted both Petrol and Diesel options in the guise of a choice of V6, V8 and even V12 options. The particular Q7 that we have available at Big Motoring World is one that has been impeccably specified and is TDI Quattro S Line specification. From a powertrain point of view, this Q7 has been configured with a powerful, yet refined 3.0-Litre Diesel V6 engine, which whilst delivering 268 bhp, is able to return miles per gallon figures of over 47 mpg. The power is transferred to the road through all four wheels thanks to this machines acclaimed Quattro all-wheel-drive system and an automatic gearbox which provides for a very smooth and enjoyable drive. From a visual point of view, this is a striking machine to look at. Finished in gorgeous metallic grey, the impressive exterior is finished with contrasting silver, multi-spoke, alloy wheels. Tasteful silver coloured trim also adorns the exterior of the car with the grille, window surrounds and roof rails all receiving this classy additional touch. Climbing aboard this premium machine and you immediately appreciate the high driving and seating position which offer you commanding views of the road ahead. As you enjoy the drive you will be sat in full comfort thanks to the lavishly upholstered seats which are covered in full leather with contrasting white stitching. All interior instruments and features are easily accessible on the well laid out dashboard and centre console, whilst these areas themselves feature silver coloured trim to carry on the exteriors premium feel. This particular Audi Q7 is feature packed too and sees items such as satellite navigation, heated seats, privacy glass, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, parking sensors and iPod connectivity to name but a few. This truly is a fantastic place for both driver and passenger to sit and enjoy the journey. We’re delighted to offer for sale this car, one that has been receiving a high level of interest. Available now at our new Blue Bell Hill showroom, be sure to check out our website for the full specification. Alternatively, if the Q7 doesn’t quite fit your requirements, be sure to visit our other manufacturer sections on our website where you’ll discover our full range of premium SUVs.