Audi has made a strong move to take a large percent from the SUV market. The release of the new 2012 Q7 3.0 TDI S line Plus with 204PS is right on target. Usually the big SUVs suffer from high fuel consumption, but the new Q7 3.0 TDI boasts whopping 7.2 liters / 100 km (39mpg) on combined cycle.

The price of Q7 3.0 TDI equipped with 8-speed tiptronic gearbox starts at £39 995 OTR and the top of range S Line Plus is priced at £49 120.

The newly developed 3.0 TDI delivers 204PS (150 kW) at 3200RPM and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) at just 1250RPM. The performance is very good – 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and a top speed of 204 km/h (127 mph). The results are thanks to revised camshafts, turbocharger and advanced common-rail system with an injection pressure of 2 000 bar.

The power is put on the road through Quattro AWD system channeling a 40% of the torque to the front and 60% to the rear wheels.

2012 Audi Q7 is available in four trim levels - Standard, SE, S line and the new S line Plus.

The S line Plus includes 21" alloy wheels, metallic paint, tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar rearwards, running boards and powered tailgate.

The interior boasts Verano leather upholstery, 7-seats, HDD-based SAT NAV system, Bluetooth phone preparation with online services giving access to Google Earth navigation mapping and creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for in-car internet access, Audi Music Interface iPod connection linked to an upgraded speaker system and the Audi Parking System Advanced with reversing camera. Check out the price list, below!

2012 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI S Line Plus

The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 204PS – UK OTR pricing

3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic Standard £39,995 OTR
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic SE £42,960 OTR
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line £44,620 OTR
3.0 TDI 204PS eight-speed tiptronic S line Plus £49,120 OTR

Source: Audi