Audi USA has officially announced that the 2.0-litre TFSI 4-cylinder engine will be offered on the new Q7. The 2017 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in early 2017. In an official release, Audi has stated that 'the Q7 2.0 TFSI is faster, lighter and more efficient than the Q7 3.0T V6'. Audi hasn't officially revealed if the Q7 2.0 TFSI will be offered in one or multiple trims.
Audi offers the same 2.0 TFSI engine on the A4 luxury sedan as well. In the Q7, the 2.0 TFSI unit makes 255PS of power and 370Nm of torque. The petrol engine is coupled to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox. It gets Audi's Quattro all wheel drive system as standard.
Compared to the 2015 Audi Q7 3.0T V6 model, the carmaker says that the 2017 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI is 20 per cent more fuel efficient and lighter by around 226 kilograms. It has a towing capacity of around two tons. In comparison, the Q7 3.0T V6 had a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.
In India, the Audi Q7 is offered with just the 3.0-litre diesel engine which generates 248PS and 600Nm of torque. It can sprint to 100kmph in a claimed 7.1 seconds and has an ARAI rated fuel economy of 14.75 kmpl. We have already spotted the Q7 2.0 TFSI test mules being tested on our roads. Owing to the temporary ban on sale and registration of vehicles with engine capacity of 2.0-litre and above in the Delhi NCR region, sales of the new Q7 had suffered. Also, there is lack of clarity with respect to government regulations and policies and the diesel vehicle registration ban might come into effect again. So, it makes sense for Audi to offer the new Q7 with a petrol engine in India as well. It is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2017.