The 2007 Audi Q7 luxury crossover SUV has just received a new Abt AS7 tuning program that includes a ghetto-style wide-body appearance kit, as well as an upgrade program for its 3.0-liter diesel engine.
Compared with the previous iteration of the body kit that was revealed back in February, 2006, this time the German tuner Abt Sportsline offers you the same set of plastic parts (only with some minor differences here and there) that are painted in a somewhat awkward-looking black-and-orange color scheme. The ECU module for the base 3.0-liter oil-burner seems to also be the same.
The Abt AS7 tuning kit, as you can see on the photos, consists of new Single Frame grille, front spoiler lip, wide front and rear fenders and side skirts.
Abt has also introduced some changes to the Q7’s 3.0-liter TDI diesel powerplant, boosting its maximum power output from 233 to 272 hp and revving its maximum torque from 500 to 580 Nm, which makes the engine more adequate for the heavy-weight seven-seater.
A double twin-pipe exhaust system with 84 mm pipe diameter was also added to give the turbocharged engine some more breathing space and to make the changes more visually impressive.
According to the official press release, the Abt AS7 tuning kit may be ordered with 20- or 22-inch alloy wheels with tyres 275/45 R20 or 295/30 R22 Conti CrossContact. Another wheel option is the 22-inch SP-wheel.
There is still no info neither about AS7’s price nor its fuel efficiency (which, probably, suffered thanks to the increase in power and torque.)
Photos: Abt Sportsline