We are very excited to introduce QuattroWorld’s new long term test car, a beautiful Orca Black Q7 TDI Prestige with the new S line package. When I thought the perfect long term car, I went through the list of current Audis and weighed the pros and cons of each one. My goal was to get a car that I could really go exploring with, one that could fit my family of 4 comfortably on our many road trips and adventures.The newest iteration of the Q7 really has advanced to the point where it is practically a brand new car. Updated styling, highly advanced technology and looks that turn heads everywhere we go prove to me that we made the right choice when picking the Q7 TDI.
The technical improvements to the 2012 model year Q7 include some pretty awesome features that up until now, we have only seen in the new A6, A7 and A8. These features include the MMI featuring Google connectivity and live data, the Audi Connect package that includes a mobile wifi hotspot (powered by T-Mobile HSPA+ network), Adaptive cruise control and more. My favorite part of the car to show off however is the amazing B&O sound system that simply blows away one’s expectations of what a car based audio system is capable of. My music collection has literally never sounded better!
The new S line package is new for 2012. When I saw it first listed on the Audi website as an option I got very excited. It takes the S line to a whole new level with massive 21″ Anthracite wheels and high performance tires, Blacked out trim and grills, and some nice sporty fender flares. It is not only the best looking Q7 I have ever seen (best looking SUV for that matter!), it has already created several converts who thought they would never buy an SUV, until they saw our Q7.
We have planned some pretty fun adventures which will put the 2012 Q7 TDI through its paces. We will be creating a new dedicated website at TDIworld.com to keep you up to speed on all of the action. This new site will also be a shortcut and link to discussion forums and news for TDIs of all types, including both Audi and VW. We look forward to experience the power and efficiency of the TDI engine powering this beauty and we want to share those experiences with you in detail!
7 Adventures in a Q7 TDI
- Seattle to Missoula on one tank of gas
- Going to the Sun: Glacier National Park (w/Airstream in tote)
- Oregon Coast Exploration
- West Coast Express: Hypermiling from Seattle to Palm Springs
- Canadian Rockies: The ultimate wintertime sled
- Waterfest or Bust… coast to coast in a Q7 TDI!
To see the full list of features that this car has and to see how it is priced out, please click the image below and take a peak at the window sticker!