Audi Q7 V12– A More Powerful Version Of Q7 At The 2012 Auto Expo


Audi has left no opportunity to amaze its Indian fans at the 2012 Auto Expo and after the Audi A3 e-tron and Audi Q3, the next car that came as a surprise was the Audi Q7 V12. As the name suggests the car has a V12 engine and when we say V12, it means a lot of power. With the Q7 V12, Audi claims to take its TDI diesel engine technology to new heights and by claim it is the world’s most powerful diesel engined SUV.

The 12 Cylinder engine is not only known for its immense power but also for its astounding efficiency and consumes an average of just 11.3 litres of fuel per 100 km which is quite impressive considering the size and power output of the engine.

Audi-Q7_V12_TDI front

image – Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV front

Looking at the exterior the car is no different from the standard Q7 except for a couple of remarkable changes for the considerably big engine. The car’s bumper has been restyled and now features highly polished side air intake units. The wheel arches have been widened to fit those 20-inch alloys. Dimension wise the car is 5063 mm in length, 2000 mm in width and 1737 mm in height giving the car the sportiest dimensions in its class.


image – Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV rear

Talking about the features of the car, the V12 gets the following:

  • A luxurious leather package
  • Leather multifunction sports steering wheel
  • Black roof lining
  • Folding exterior mirrors
  • DVD navigation system
  • Bose Surround Sound system with CD changer
  • Bluetooth mobile phone preparation
  • Alarm system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • The tailgate opens and closes electrically
  • Deluxe automatic air conditioning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Audi lane assist
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi parking system
  • Audi music interface, a convenient connection point for the customer’s iPod
  • Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen(On request)
  • Exclusive leather coverings for the dashboard and centre console
  • Large glass sunroof

Audi-Q7_V12_TDI top

image – Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV top

Coming to the technical part and talking about the most interesting thing of the car, its engine, the 6.0 litre TDI diesel engine can sprint the car from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and offers an electronically controlled top speed of 250 km/h. The engine delivers a mighty 500 BHP of max power and a breathtaking 1000 Nm of peak torque.

Audi-Q7_V12_TDI interiors

image – Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV

Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV Technical Specifications


  • V12 TDI with displacement of six litres, 368 kW (500 hp) output and 1,000 Nm torque
  • Common rail injection with a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar for highly cultivated operation and smooth combustion
  • 0 – 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (electronically limited)


  • Enhanced six-speed tiptronic with superior shifting comfort
  • quattro four-wheel drive with dynamic torque split


  • Adaptive air suspension and electronically controlled shock absorbers as standard
  • 20-inch wheels, with option of 21-inch wheels
  • High-performance disk brakes made of carbon-fibre ceramic as standard


  • Striking changes to exterior design
  • Leather-covered seats, carbon fibre inlays


  • Sporty, luxurious equipment, seats electrically adjusted and heated Bose Sound System, electric tailgate

Audi Q7 V12 Engine

image – Audi Q7 V12 Quattro SUV engine

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