Audi Q7 revealed: it comes with Next-Level Weight Savings and next generation styling
Recently almost every automaker is boasting how they have made weight saving in their vehicles by inducting lightweight car material in place of the traditional heavy metals. Land Rover boasted that it had saved a tremendous 926 pounds in its newest Range rover but out measurements proved only half of it. Similarly Ford claimed that it had saved over 700 pounds from their 2015 F-150 pickups by the use of aluminum in its body. Now it is the turn of Audi saying that the new Q7 SUV would be 717 pounds lighter when it arrives.
Hell of a lot fat to shed that is, but the task was simplified by the over engineered construction of the last generation Q7. The vehicle shared platform with VW’s Touareg and Porsche’s Cayenne, whose underpinnings were created to offer heavy-duty off-roading ability. Owing to this the SUV was heavy boned and fatter than necessary for day to day vehicles.
The new Q7 was not obliged to possess big off-road abilities enabling Audi to remove weight from the MLB II body structure of Q7, transmission and suspension. Lion share of the body is encroached by an amalgamation of ultra high strength steel and the white body of the SUV uses aluminum in other parts such as doors, hood, fenders and tailgate which essentially shed around 209 pounds. The suspension enabled the Audi to remove 221 further pounds which is totally built of aluminum. The car has hallowed front shafts and forged aluminum pieces make up the knuckles. More weight were found and reduced the eight-speed automatic transmission and also by reorganizing the electrical structural design.
The 2017 Q7 looks wider, longer and lower though it is of the same height as the earlier one. The Q7 is more wagon-like which is owed to visual tricked played by the gently tapering roof, matte-aluminum surface finish between rear and front wheels, and forceful fender flares.