As of today, Audi starts taking orders for the latest 2007 Audi Q7 performance SUV equipped with a new 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine. First presented around a year ago when Volkswagen started selling its sixth generation VW Passat, the new VR6 powerplant is based on the design developed by the German car manufacturing conglomerate more than 20 years ago.
Compared to the unit that powers the European-spec Passat, Audi’s new 3.6-liter gasoline engine is a great deal more powerful producing a maximum of 280 hp of power at 6,200 rpm and providing the driver with 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque available between 2,500 through 5,000 rpm.
That’s enough to accelerate the heavy Q7 from zero to 62 mph in only 8.5 seconds and ensure a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
The Audi Q7 3.6 FSI Quattro SUV will go on sale in early 2007. The company plans to charge €49,100 for the basic trim.
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