New Audi q7 diesel Launched in America and Australia.2011 Review


New Audi q7 diesel Launched in America and Australia. In 2011. We are discussing here its feature and price.

Exterior

Progressive Design and Coupe-like Roof Line
Redefining the concept of a seven-passenger SUV, the Audi Q7 offers a sophisticated look that’s unlike anything else in the category. It’s wide, muscular stance and sweeping, coupe-like roofline tips you off to its sporty pedigree.

Extensive Wheel Options

Whether it’s the standout 18” six-spoke wheels, the sleek 21” five-tri-spoke wheels or the 19” and 20” wheel options, the Q7 is ready to take on nearly any road anywhere.

Audi xenon plus Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, Audi adaptive Headlights and LED Turn Signals 

The signature LED daytime running lights and available high-intensity Audi xenon plus headlights not only add a distinct look to the vehicle, they also improve visibility while using half of the energy of conventional bulbs. The same LED technology is integrated into the turn signals, creating an exclusive look. The Q7 also features available Audi adaptive headlights, which utilize input from the steering wheel and speed of the vehicle to pivot up to 15 degrees to allow you to see ahead in the dark by lighting up corners more effectively.

LED Taillights

LED lights are superior to conventional bulbs, thanks to faster activation speeds and bright light emissions. In addition, they can last an entire vehicle lifetime and consume up to 50 percent less energy while adding a signature look to your Audi.

Power Tailgate

With the touch of a finger, the power tailgate opens and closes for maximum convenience. Additionally, you can program the opening height to best suit your needs.

Interior:

Class-leading Fit and Finish

The Audi Q7 sets the standard for luxury with its generous use of the finest materials and premium features. For instance, the available genuine wood or Brushed Aluminum decorative inlay options create a category-defining interior. Meanwhile, ambient LED interior lighting, located in the doors and overhead console enhancing the overall interior style of the Q7.

Heated Twelve-way Power Front Seats

Twelve-way power front seats are heated for added comfort and include four-way power lumbar adjustment as well as adjustable head restraints. The seats come with an available ventilation mode, which circulates air through perforations in the seats for increased comfort and airflow.

Seven Passenger Seating Capacity with 28 Seating Positions

The clean lines of the Audi Q7 interior are designed to create an uncluttered, progressive looking environment that easily accommodates seven passengers. Additionally, it offers the flexibility of 28 different interior configurations to suit your specific needs.

Panorama Sunroof with Power Sunshade

The available three-panel Panorama sunroof produces a unique, light-filled driving experience. Both front and rear glass elements can be tilted, and the front panel can be opened along a length of 19". The sunroof features a front power sunshade for automatic opening as well as a rear manual sunshade. Outstanding fresh-air comfort combines with excellent aeroacoustics, including a mesh wind deflector, for an extremely low noise build up.

Four-zone Climate Control

Occupants in the driver, front passenger as well as the occupants of the rear seating areas can select and control their desired level of heating or cooling via the center console with the available four-zone climate control system. A light sensor on the dashboard adjusts the system based on the sun's intensity.

Bang & Olufsen® Advanced Sound System

This available 14-speaker sound system delivers more than 1,000 watts of power and combines state-of-the-art technologies that include Acoustic Lens technology, proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and ICEpower digital amplification with a detailed study of the Q7 interior. More than a sound system built into a car, the system is the ultimate driving and listening experience, a virtual concert hall on wheels.

72.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Carrying Capacity

The interior of the Q7 is as functional as it is luxurious. Folding the second and third row seats yields 72.5 cu. ft. of carrying capacity at the ready.

Audi music interface

This connective technology offers intelligent integration with the iPod® and iPhone®. Any iPod Generation 4 and higher may be connected through the glove box, providing full iPod controls on the MMI® screen. This feature allows connection of a USB flash drive or a conventional auxiliary audio input as well.

MMI® Navigation plus with SiriusXM Traffic

The available MMI® Navigation plus features a 7" full-color LCD screen and MMI control logic. The Q7 comes equipped with the latest generation of MMI, powered by a 40-GB hard drive and an NVIDIA® processor to enhance graphics. This generation MMI offers a color driver information system, a 3-month trial to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic with continuously updated traffic information, and 3D topography graphics that include the buildings in many cities and the crystal clear digital AM and FM sound of HD Radio Technology with over 1,000 new stations. Also included is voice control for navigation and telephone functions.

Audi adaptive cruise control

This available system enhances conventional cruise controlCruise ControlThis electronic aid keeps the car moving at a constant speed, reducing stress on the driver particularly where speed limits must be observed, when towing a trailer, and on long trips.Cruise Control by monitoring the distance to the vehicle ahead via radar sensors. The system automatically reduces or resumes speed to maintain the safe distance selected by the driver. Should braking be necessary, the system will automatically return to its preset speed when able. In certain conditions, the system will even bring the vehicle to a complete stop.


Performance

Servotronic® Steering

Servotronic® is speed-dependent power steering in which the amount of power assist provided is dictated by road speed, providing even more comfort and convenience for the driver. The amount of power assist is greatest at low speeds, making it easier to maneuver the car. At higher speeds, an electronic sensing system gradually reduces the level of power assist, creating a tighter, more dynamic steering feel.

3.0 TFSI® Engines

The all-aluminum Audi 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine benefits from the combination of FSI direct injection and supercharging to create 272hp. The impressive 295 lb-ft. torqueTorqueTorque is what causes rotational speed to change. Just as greater net forces cause greater linear accelerations, greater torques cause greater rotational or angular accelerations.Torque is generated over a wide range, from 2250 to 4750 RPM, making full power usable at any speed. The four-vane, Roots-style supercharger makes the 3.0 liter V6 exceptional. The Q7 also comes with the option of the 3.0 liter TFSI S line® engine, which delivers 333hp and an impressive 325 lb-ft of torque. To further enhance handling and ride comfort, significant attention to detail has been paid to suppressing vibrations at the attachment points along the steering column. The result is a nearly 100 percent reduction in steering wheel vibration, offering the driver smoothness at virtually any speed.

Quattro® All-wheel Drive 

Permanent all-wheel drive systems are not created equal. And they certainly don’t perform that way either. quattro is essentially a mechanical system devised around a torque-sensing, self-locking center differential that shifts torque instantaneously to where it’s needed. This means quattro is adjusting power between front and rear axles more than a hundred times a second, ensuring torque is delivered to the wheels where traction exists.

In normal driving situations, quattro distributes the power between each axle by sending 40 percent to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels, enhancing the driving dynamics while maintaining optimum control. Constantly assessing grip, quattro helps ensure the best possible combination of traction and handling regardless of the road conditions.

Audi adaptive air Suspension

Audi adaptive air suspension is an electronically controlled air suspension system with a continuously adaptive damping system. The system offers a choice of six different settings: Lift, Offroad, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Cargo – which lowers the rear of the vehicle for easier access. The system varies the air-spring damping characteristics and rebound response according to the mode selected and vehicle speed. Vehicle ride-height is also adjusted according the mode selected. In Comfort mode a higher ride-height results in greater ground clearance and a more pliant ride, while a lower ride-height in Dynamic mode creates a lower center of gravity and additional directional stability.

Eight-speed Tiptronic Transmission

The Q7 comes equipped with the available eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. Not only does the transmission add to the sporty experience with purposeful, smooth shifts, but it also improves fuel economy, responsiveness and overall driving comfort.

Towing Capacity

The Q7 towing package offers an outstanding 6,600 lbs. towing capacity as well as increased cooling capacity, and trailer hitch.

Safety

Five-star Crash Test Rating

Audi has always held firm the belief that prevention is the best safetyfeature of all. And the Audi Q7 offers an abundance of features designed to help keep you out of harm’s way. However, if a collision becomes inevitable, the Q7 has proven itself with a Five-star Crash Test Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA].

Quattro® All-wheel Drive

Permanent all-wheel drive systems are not created equal. And they certainly don’t perform that way either. quattro is essentially a mechanical system devised around a torque-sensing, self-locking center differentialthat shifts torque instantaneously to where it’s needed. This means quattro is adjusting power between front and rear axles more than a hundred times a second, ensuring torque is delivered to the wheels where traction exists.

In normal driving situations, quattro distributes the power between each axle by sending 40 percent to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels, enhancing the driving dynamics while maintaining optimum control. Constantly assessing grip, quattro helps ensure the best possible combination of traction and handling regardless of the road conditions.

Six Standard Airbags

The six standard, second-generation airbags provide an additional measure of safety. They include front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger and are designed to help protect the head. Seat-mounted, side-impact airbags for the front seat occupants are designed to help protect the thorax in a collision. And the side-curtain airbags offer front and rear occupants head protection in the event of a side collision or rollover.
Reacting to rear collision forces, the head restraintss help cradle the occupant’s head in an effort to reduce the likelihood of a whiplash injury.

Audi parking system plus with Rearview Camera

The Q7 offers the advanced technology of the Audi parking system. The system uses front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors to measure the distance to the nearest object, while intermittent audible tones indicate the distance to the driver.

ESC

Audi has always held firm the belief that prevention is the best safety feature of all. And the Audi Q7 offers an abundance of features designed to help keep you out of harm’s way. For instance, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps make the vehicle easier to control in handling situations close to the limit. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps keep the vehicle traveling in its intended direction by utilizing ABS, the traction control of ASR and the electronic brake force distribution of EBD. ESC senses when the roof rail crossbars are in use and instantly alerts ESC to compensate for the vehicle’s higher center of gravity. The ESC has a special offroad mode that can be switched on and off by pressing the “ESC off” switch. This adapts the ESC, ASR and ABS to offroad driving conditions such as mud, gravel, deep snow and more.

Advanced Braking System

Audi has implemented a number of ingenious features to help maximize braking effectiveness. In wet conditions, the brake disc wiping system gently pulses the brakes to help dissipate water buildup. Keeping the discs as dry as possible helps promote the most effective braking. Additionally, the brake assist system is able to detect an attempt at full braking and apply full stopping power when required. The advantage is that braking distance is significantly reduced.

High-strength Steel Body with Energy-absorbing Crumple Zones

When prevention isn’t enough, the combination of crumple zones and high-strength steel helps deliver a tremendous level of protection for the driver and passengers. Crumple zones, at the front and rear of the vehicle, are designed to help dissipate the energy and force of a collision by deforming upon impact. The high-strength steel used in and around the occupant cell is designed to protect the integrity of the passenger compartment and those within it.

Audi adaptive cruise control

This available system enhances conventional cruise control by monitoring the distance to the vehicle ahead via radar sensors. The system automatically reduces or resumes speed to maintain the safe distance selected by the driver. Should braking be necessary, the system will automatically return to its preset speed when able. In certain conditions, the system will even bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Audi side assist

Active at speeds over 19 MPH, available Audi side assist monitors blind spots and fast-approaching vehicles at a range of 150 ft. When a vehicle is present within the monitored area, the system warns you via LED lights in the exterior mirrors.

Efficiency

Clean Diesel Technology

For more than 20 years, TDI® has been the leader in diesel technology. It’s powerful and efficient, and is extremely quiet. In fact, as a testament to its benefits, vehicles powered by diesel account for 50 percent of all vehicle sales in Western Europe.

Its efficiency was proven in 2008 during the Audi Mileage Marathon. The Audi Q7 TDI averaged an extraordinary 28 MPG on a cross-country trip from New York to Los Angeles. By using the most advanced technology of Turbo Diesel Injection, or TDI, diesel is quickly gaining popularity in the United States for several good reasons.

3.0 V6 Offers Power and Efficiency

With the potent combination of direct injection and turbocharging, the 3.0 liter TDI® clean diesel engine delivers an impressive 406 lb-ft. of torqueTorqueTorque is what causes rotational speed to change. Just as greater net forces cause greater linear accelerations, greater torques cause greater rotational or angular accelerations.Torque and produces 225hp. That is the power of a comparable V8 gasoline engine. Additionally, the TDI® provides a range of more than 600 miles from a full tank that holds 26.4 gallons of fuel.

Ultra-low Emissions System

Long gone are the days of dirty, smoking diesel engines. Audi TDI clean diesel is responsible for the cleanest diesel engines in the world, with 20 percent fewer CO2 emissions than comparable gasoline engines, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline power. One reason TDI clean diesel is so clean is because of the AdBlue technology found in the TDI clean diesel exhausting system. AdBlue uses a urea-based solution that scrubs the exhaust gases and removes 90 percent of the nitrogen oxides and 20 percent of carbon emissions, making it compliant with ULEV II BIN 5. The result is a significant reduction in emissions that contribute to global warming.

Variable Vane Turbine Technology

TDI clean diesel gains its incredible power from a number of innovative technologies. The turbo itself offers Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), which allows more of the power generated by the turbo to be used at lower engine speeds. That means quicker acceleration off-the-line.

Maruti Kizashi priced at Rs. 16.5 – 17.5 Lakhs in India



Finally, the wait is over! India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, launched the much awaited luxury sedan Maruti Kizashi with an introductory price of upto Rs 17.5 lakh, today. The car marks the entry of Maruti into the luxury car segment which has been the talking point since long time in media. The car would be available in two variants, manual transmission priced at Rs 16.5 lakh and automatic transmission which will cost Rs 17.5 lakh.

 

Maruti Kizashi is powered by a 2.4 litre petrol engine which will produce a maximum power of 178 PS @ 6,500rpm. Whereas the peak torque offered with this engine amounts to 230Nm @ 4,000rpm in both type of transmission. The manual manual version the Kizashi is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds flat. CVT will increase time  by a second to 8.8 seconds to do the dash. Top speeds are 215km/h and 205km/h for the manual and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) versions respectively.
Maruti Suzuki has claimed fuel efficiency for Kizashi is 12.53 kmpl for the CVT and 12.45 kmpl for the manual transmission. It will be available in ‘Snow White Pearl’, ‘Super Black Pearl’ and ‘Premium Silver Metallic’ colors.  Maruti Kizashi is launched in Indian auto market with Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive options.

  • Recipient of five star rating in US NCAP crash tests.
  • 6 Air bags (Driver & Co-driver, 2- Front Side, 2-curtain)
  • *ESP® :Electronic Stability Program with traction control
  • ABS with EBD
  • Projector Headlamp
  • Hill Hold Control (HHC) in CVT variant
  • ISO fix child seat anchorage
  • *ESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler AG.
Maruti Kizashi Comfort & Convenience:-
  • 10-way power seat for driver with 3-position memory
  • 4-way power seat for Co-driver
  • Smart key entry & advanced keyless push start system
  • Paddle shift in CVT variant
  • Tilt & Telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Multi-functional steering wheel with Audio Control and Cruise Control switches
  • CD/MP3/USB Audio system
  • One touch Up/Down front power windows with Anti-pinch function
  • Sunvisor with Illuminated vanity mirror
  • Glove box with illumination
  • Electrically adjustable and retractable ORVM