2019 Audi SQ7 Vorsprung review

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2019 Audi SQ7 Vorsprung review

really, the idea is: we tell you five hopefully interesting things about a brand new car that we’ve got our hands on for the very first time. Sometimes

towers in London, and others will be here at our Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. It’s where we do all of our high-speed, performance, and handling tests. The

sort of stuff that it really wouldn’t be safe to do on the road. Now, this isn’t intended to be an in-depth review so if you want that for any car you see a five

things video on, you’ll need to head over save you quite a lot of money in the process. To find out the latest discounts available on any new car, just click the

link up there in the top right hand corner. So, onto the car in the spotlight today, and it’s the new Audi Q7 Vorsprung. Now if you aren’t familiar with

the Q7, it’s Audi’s biggest 4×4 and it’s been our favourite luxury SUV since its launch in 2015, thanks to its supremely comfortable ride, whisper quiet cruising
manners, a classy interior, and seven seat

practicality. Number one, What exactl is the Vorsprung? Well Audi’s been usin the strap line ‘Vorsprung durch Technik which roughly translates to: Progress

through technology, in its advertisin campaigns for decades. But this is th first time it’s actually used the tag, o part of it at least, on one of its cars.

Now you can buy a Vorsprung edition of th 3-litre TDI 272 diesel, or th range-topping 4-litre V8 called the SQ7. There’s no Vorsprung version of the Q7

e-tron, that’s the plug-in hybrid version, or the entry-level 3-litre TDI 218. Whichever engine you choose, things like the engine & gearbox are unchanged,

although if you go for the 3-litre TDI you’ll get adaptive air sport suspension. It’s slightly lower than the optional air suspension that you can have on the

S line model, so it doesn’t waft you over bumps quite as brilliantly, although it’s still a really comfortable car. You also get (deep breath)

huge 22 inch alloys, a black styling pack, Matrix LED headlights, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, Valcona leather seats – that are heated in the front and in

the back, a full leather package – which includes, well, leather just about everywhere really, an electrically adjustable steering wheel,

a panoramic roof, an electric tonneau cover, a head-up display, wireless phone charging, a BOSE 3D sound system, keyless entry, a self parking system, a 360-degree

camera, adaptive cruise control, and just about every modern safety aid you can think of. That’s on top of everything you get a standard with the regular S line trim.

So how much does it cost? Yep, you’ve probably guessed it, all those standard luxuries, and that cutting edge safety gear, doesn’t come cheap.

You’ll pay – wait for it – more than 21 thousand pounds (£21,000) more for a Vorsprung, than you will a 3-litre TDI 272 in S line trim, the total bill just over

seventy nine thousand pounds (£79,000) If you go for the SQ7 Vorsprung, the premium is fifteen thousand pounds (£15,000) over the regular SQ7, pushing the price up to just

under ninety thousand pounds (£90,000). It is worth remembering though that although that’s an enormous amount of money, it’s still less than you’d pay for an equivalent

Range Rover, let alone a Bentley Bentayga. You can already get around eight percent off the price without any haggling by using our New Car Buying

service. That’s a load of cash if you’re paying upfront, or much lower monthly repayments if you aren’t. Number three, how fast is it? now if you’re thinking, what

is he on about? Who really cares how fast a big seven seat SUV is? Well that’s a fair point, if you’re thinking about the 3-litre TDI model, I mean performance

is brisk enough, 0-60 takes about six and a half seconds, but it’s nothing to make a big song and dance about. But, this isn’t the 3-litre TDI, it’s the

4-litre V8 SQ7, and it has nearly 430 brake horsepower. Now we’ve got a mile long straight here at our proving ground, so, rather than talking too much about it,

it’s probably best if I just demonstrate what this car can do… So, all you do, just put the car in Drive, put your left foot hard on the brake, right foot hard on the

accelerator pedal and then release thebrake. And, we’re doing 60 miles an hour in 4.6 seconds. Look, there’s the proof. That’s as quick as a Porsche Cayman, in a seven-seate five metre long SUV, that weighs more

than two tons. That’s ridiculous Number four, will it cost me more to run? Actually yes, but not by much. You see going for a Vorsprun edition might not get you any more power,

but those huge 22 inch alloys don’t d fuel economy or CO2 emissions any favours. Expect to get around two miles less the gallon if you go for the SQ7, and

three miles less if you go for the les powerful 3-litre TDI 272. CO2 emissions jump by enough to put you into higher company car tax band, if you go

for the 3-litre TDI, but not if you choose the SQ7 Finally, number five, should you bu one? Should you buy a Q7? Absolutely, the looks might not be to everyone’s tastes,

but objectively it’s one of the very best cars you can buy, no matter how much money you’ve got to spend. But should you buy a Vorsprung? Well, unless you’re the

kind of person who just can’t resist ticking every single option box when you buy a new car, you’ll get better value by choosing the 3-litre TDI 272 in S line

trim, or if you want bonkers performance the regular SQ7. If you are buying a 3-litre TDI S line though, just make sure you cough up extra for optional air

suspension, because it makes the Q7 one of the most comfortable cars on the planet. So that’s it, thanks for watching, and if you’ve enjoyed this video then please do give us a like, and if there

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