I think i saw one of these the other day down my street. This bloke down my street is an Audi dealer and there was his usual A4 on the driveway accompanied by a Q5 and a Q7 which looked very similar to this.
Now thats an engine!
Looks pretty sharp, and personally I think the idea of a torquey V12 will sway many buyers from an X5 M.
why didn’t they just call it an RSQ7 – or something with the RS label.
whoa, someone give me next weeks winning Lotto numbers, that’s awesome torque.
Adds new meaning to “toorak tractor ” wow what a motor , saddle up the plow lets till some paddocks .
Till the paddock, you could move the paddock with that much torque. Well done Audi, now drop that donk in your sedans!
The Q7s are some of my favourite cars on the road, and this V12 TDI is even better! It’s certainly the pick of the School-Run 4WDs (I call them bitchwagons because where I live, most of the drivers are!) as it has lots standard but it’s relatively cheap too. The 3.0TDI would be my pick (a grey S-Line please :D) if I was on a budget, obviously the V12 if not…the V12 is great in Forza 3!
0-100 in 5.5 seconds isn’t that impressive relative to the price, why because its a tank. This thing weighs well north of 2.5 tonnes, is vastly over-priced and for “big noters” only.
Really either of the 4.2 litre versions at less than half the money do just the same job and are as quick as anyone even remotely needs for an extremly heavy SUV.
If you must have an overweight SUV like this, and must have high performance why not buy either of the 4.2 litre powered versions and a Nissan GTR with the change ? Then at least you get really serious performance AND a SUV rather than just one SUV masquerading as something it can never be.
Some people just like the wank value I guess
Shoehorn this engine into the Q5 !!!!
what i call a beast
OMG OMG…..so much love this car, but my only area i can fault it is in the back of the car looks abit outdated, needs abit more spoiler under the number plate but other than that WOW.. any other like or dislike the boot area ??
Please, someone tell me how this could possibly be worth 130k more than the already brilliant 4.2 TDI version?
The 4.2 TDI already has a huge range of options on-board as standard, so you can’t tell me that an engine and a few more extras are worth 130k. Price gouging at its best, done basically because they can i.e. people with too much money will buy it regardless to show up their mates Cayenne Turbos and BMW X5M’s.
I’d say it’s based on the R&D cost of developing the V12 vs how many units world wide they think they would sell. Companies are not in business to lose money.
It is an epic car, but for less money you could have a top of the line Range Rover Vogue which looks better, has a nicer interior, is better off road, is much more luxurious, is more tasteful and much more prestigious too. It’s not exactly lacking in the engine department either.
But that doesn’t change the fact that this is an amazing car. I think it’s ugly, but that’s not the point. From what I’ve read, there’s nothing quite like this engine and I’d really like to try one out. I only wish they’d put it in the R8.
They did have a concept R8 V12 diesel but it got canned. as I believe it, the car was capable of 0-100 in low 4′s, could hit 300km/h and had a fuel consumtion in the region of 10 to 10.5 litres per 100km, unfortunately Audi believed the engine to be too heavy for the R8.
For people complaining about price, it’s because of the tiny production numbers, not simply because they can charge that much.
My god thats ugly !
X6 ,yes please.
X6 now thats ugly
That is the only SUV I would love to go for a drive in
anti social conspicuous consumption tank like all such suvs that never see a farm. how can we lecture china about frugality and low footprint living while not penalizing our own citizens for making such obscene choices in private transport. when I am elected these things would attract a 20k a year “bad choice dude” road tax.
Yep every pinko , green , whale loving ,tree hugging embicile will hate it , who cares its epic
Spotted leaving the Audi Center Sydney along South Dowling at about 9am on the 9th of November alongside a RS6 Sedan (?, ie. Not Avant, not sure if they have a techno name for sedan). Easily spotted by brushed (frosted?) metal exterior mirror covers. Not sure if I agree with this, should be strictly available on “S” and “RS” (not S-Line) models only, as has been, up until this Q7.
I love how people underestimate the sheer size of the Q7. The number of taped on exterior mirrors i’ve seen is more than I can count on my fingers and toes.
Edit – Forgot to mention, spotted in the above dark blue colour. Also believe it has Carbon Ceramics.
Definately got Carbon Ceramics.
At least the one I was drooling over outside the hotel in Milan,
last Christmas did.
The one in question was white.
Especially in Italy against all their city cars everywhere.
Germans used to channel all this engineering into awesome war machines.
Now they do things like this.
Aggree with you about the annual road tax justin. However, I would much rather a person who has enough money to buy all organic food, clothing and who catches the train Monday to Friday into the city, while on the weekend reserving to drive this rather than two people who drive uninteresting generic small car to every destination they need to go every day of the week.
Not a fan of crossovers my self, but this one looks good!
Has a fairly gothic look to it!
This is the most ridiculous car on the road today, a 2.5 tonne suv with a 6L V12 twin turbo diesel engine, it is absolutely mad. As an engineering exercise, a brilliant piece of kit, but I honestly don’t see the point of it at all, there are other better fast SUVs on the market. X5M, ML63, Cayenne Turbo are all better choices, I’d even prefer a Range Rover Sport with the supercharged V8 over this.
Or even better, if you need a fast car with lots of space, RS6/E63 wagon/M5 wagon (sadly not sold here)
It also does 11L/100km combined!
Some people would disagree with you Alan, those that want a faster capable SUV would buy the X5M, ML63 or the Cayenne Turbo over this, because they are better in that regard, others who want a big powerful SUV, but don’t want one that is as polluting ( and there are people out there) as those three will choose this. After all it has 12% lower emmissions than the X5M, 20% lower than the Porsche and 31% lower than the ML. I know it is far more expensive than it’s rival, but with the biggest fuel tank and far greater fuel economy, the convenience of not stopping every 600km or less to fill up would be appealing. This SUV will get you at least 800k’s before you have to tank it. It will certainly get from Melbourne to Sydney on one tank, the others won’t.
dangerous combo in such a high based car like that…in my opinion…!!!!
Another very competent piece of kit from Volkswagen garage.
The fact that it weighs 2.5 tonnes and does 0-100km in 5.5 is impressive.
74 year old retired Hoon here! I WANNIT! IWANNIT! IWANNIT! The car is a ridiculous BEASTIE…like me!
I just realised this does tread on the toes of the RS6. The RS6 is quicker, and IMO looks better. It can also carry pretty much the same amount, and as Top Gear showed, this thing aint that good off-road. But i guess 1000 Nm is hard to argue with…