TechSpec: 2017 Audi Q7

Audi recently released an all-new 2017 Q7, with an all-new lightweight, multi-material body and chassis. The SUV’s leaner appearance translates into an approximate weight reduction of 475 pounds compared to the previous model. Towing capacity has increased to 7,700 pounds, with an optional towing package.
Some other design and body highlights include full LED headlights available on Q7 models for the first time, 21-inch Audi Sport five-twin-spoke design wheels, power-adjustable, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory and power tailgate with available hands-free opening and closing function.
The all-new Q7 also features an improved interior space with more headroom, legroom and shoulder room in the second and third rows, and seating for seven standard on all models. The available Luxury package with Valcona leather includes individual contour front seats with ventilation and massage functions, an extended Leather package, Alcantara headliner and power soft-closing doors. It also features a standard panoramic sunroof with tilt and sliding features, as well as a power sunshade. There is available adaptive ambient lighting with 900 color combinations and a standard three-zone automatic, available four-zone automatic, climate control system.
The 2017 Audi Q7 is packed with the latest infotainment technologies and driver assist features. Audi’s virtual cockpit features a 12.3-inch display that helps make viewing and navigating via the large Google Map images supported with 4G LTE easier on the driver’s eyes. An available full-color head-up display projects relevant driving information directly in the driver’s field of vision. In the case of an impending accident, Audi pre sense basic can intervene to prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes closing the side windows and panoramic sunroof, pretensioning the front safety belts and preparing the brake system for a quicker response during an unexpected or emergency maneuver. Rear cross traffic alert supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space. For the first time on the Audi Q7, night vision assistant with pedestrian and large animal detection is available.
The Audi Q7 is offered with standard Quattro all-wheel-drive and a choice of engines: standard, 252 horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged, four-cylinder or an optional, 333 horsepower 3.0L supercharged V6.
A 2017 Q7 carries a starting MSRP of $54,800. A top-of-the-line Q7 Prestige, with a 3.0-liter TFSI engine, eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, with a Valcona leather interior, 21-inch Audi Sport wheels, the Driver Assist package, Cold Weather package, Luxury package, Towing package, night vision assistant and Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System will cost a driver just north of $83,000.

Servicing the 2017 Audi Q7
At 10,000 miles or 12 months and then every 20,000 miles or two years:
• Fill diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) completely with fresh fluid and adapt learned values for AdBlue tank under guided fault finding after filling fluid (TDI models)
• Check brake system for damage and leaks, thickness of pads and brake fluid level
• Check that the vent caps are mounted on brake calipers and check the condition of the brake hoses
• Change oil and replace oil filter
• Check engine compartment for leaks
• Check for tire wear and damage; check tire pressure; reset tire pressure monitoring system
• Remove water from water separator in fuel filter (TDI models)
• Add washer fluid, if necessary; check headlight adjustment and function of headlight washing system
• Check condition of wiper blades; replace, if necessary

At 20,000 miles or two years and then every 20,000 miles or two years:
• Check automatic transmission and final drive for leaks
• Check battery for corrosion, properly mounted housing and no damage; replace, if necessary
• Check coolant level, add coolant, if necessary, and check protection to spec -25 C
• Check drive shaft boots
• Replace dust and pollen filter
• Check exhaust system for damage and leaks
• Check front headlight adjustment
• Check function of parking lights, low beams, high beams, fog lights, blinkers and hazard lights
• Check for excessive play in front and rear axle; check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends
• Check horn function
• Check warning and indicator lights on instrument cluster
• Check all interior lights and glove box compartment illumination
• Check for completeness of on-board tool kit
• Clean guide rails and lubricate panorama sunroof systems with grease
• Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drain and clean, if necessary
• Check function of brake lights, tail lights, back-up lights, rear fog lights, license plate lights, blinkers and hazard lights
• Check clip for safety belt tongue and check function of all safety belts
• Check for completeness and renewal date of tire repair set
• Check for damage and leaks on underbody
• Check that the wheel house liners, underbody paneling and lines are correctly mounted
• Check for stone chip protection on the rear axle/control arm; check secure fit and damage

Every 20,000 miles:
• Replace fuel filter (all TDI models)

Every two years:
• Replace brake fluid

Every 40,000 miles:
• Change ATF oil and replace transmission filter element for clutch hydraulics

Every 40,000 miles or four years:
• Check brake discs for thickness

Every four years:
• Replace diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) if AdBlue has not been filled within the last four years (TDI models)

Every 40,000 miles or six years:
• Replace spark plugs (2.0L TFSI engine only)

Every 60,000 miles:
• Clean the air filter housing and replace the filter element

Every 60,000 miles or six years:
• Replace spark plugs (3.0L engine only)

Every seven years:
• Replace battery connector on Connected Gateway (auto call in case of emergency)

Every 80,000 miles:
• Check condition of ribbed V-belt and replace, if necessary; check tension of drive belt with a manual tensioner and retension, if necessary

At 120,000 miles and every 20,000 miles thereafter:
• Check ash loading of diesel particulate filter according to manufacturer work procedure; replace, if nessary (TDI models)

Fluids and Capacities
Motor Oil: Synthetic oil meeting VW 502 00 or VW 504 00 (gasoline) or VW 507 00 (diesel); capacity is 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters) (diesel)
Coolant: 12.8 quarts (12.1 liters) to maintain -25
Transmission: ZF8hp55 transmission, eight-speed, filled for life with no dipstick; approximately 13.7 quarts capacity — fill to bottom of fill plug