Audi will introduce the petrol engine version of the Q7 in India tomorrow. The flagship SUV is currently available in a single diesel engine option. The addition of this petrol trim is the first major addition to the Q7 range since its debut in India back in 2015.
Major carmakers in the country are introducing the gasoline-powered SUV. This is due to the increased demand for petrol powered SUV, diesel ban and the decreasing difference in fuel price between petrol and diesel. Audi is jumping onto the petrol bandwagon with its flagship SUV.
Under the hood of the petrol, the Q7 would be a 2.0-litre TFSI unit producing 249bhp of power and 370Nm of turning force. The power would be channeled to a quattro all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The off-roader is expected to be offered in 40TFSI and 45TFSI trims. The latter would have a higher power output. It is expected to put out 329bhp and 440Nm. The eight-speed transmission and quattro will be standard.
There would be no visual differences between the petrol-powered Q7 compared to its oil-burner counterpart. Audi is expected to offer the Q7 petrol in one top-of-the-line Technology trim. The SUV will come loaded with features like the virtual cockpit, Audi MMI infotainment system and of course, the multi-zone climate control.
Audi is expected to price the petrol Q7 around Rs 3-4 lakhs lower than the equivalent diesel model. It will put the petrol Q7 in a price range of around Rs 75 lakhs. This would position it between the likes of the BMW X5 xDrive35i, Mercedes-Benz GLS400 and the Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury petrol variant.