The efficiency is ground-breaking: The combined fuel consumption of the 3.0 TDI with 160 kW (218 hp) is just 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (42.8 US mpg). Consequently, the new Audi Q7 also attains good results in its environmental performance – with a CO2 equivalent of 144 grams per km (231.7 g/mi). With up to 28 percent less fuel consumption than its predecessor, it achieves the best score in efficiency in the competition. The new Audi Q7 is the embodiment of Vorsprung durch Technik: It combines high fuel efficiency and impressive driving performance figures, and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.1 seconds. It can continue to sprint to its top speed of 216 km/h (134.2 mph).
Audi models with “ultra” affixed to their names attain best values in fuel consumption and emissions as the result of a considerable technological input and are the most fuel-efficient automobiles in their segment. In the Q7, the “ultra” high-efficiency diesel is the third version after two other engines were successfully launched on European markets in mid-June: the 3.0 TFSI* with 245 kW (333 hp) and the 3.0 TDI* with 200 kW (272 hp).
The Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb‑ft) of torque from 1,250 to 3,000 rpm was engineered for very low fuel consumption and differs from the more powerful 3.0 TDI with 200 kW (272 hp) in some aspects. In engine management, in particular, need-based adjustments were made to the water pump, oil cooler and combustion process, for instance.
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic (160 KW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.2 – 5.5** (37.9 – 42.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 161 – 144** (259.1 – 231.7 g/mi)
Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic (245 KW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.3 – 7.7** (28.3 – 30.5 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 193 – 179** (310.6 – 288.1 g/mi)
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic (200 KW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.2 – 5.7** (37.9 – 41.3 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 149** (262.3 – 239.8 g/mi)
**Data ranges given for fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and efficiency classes depend on the tires/wheel set used.