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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,013
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,250
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$1016 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.2 143.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.5
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.2
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 72.4
Liftover Height (in) 32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.0 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 118.2 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.5 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.9 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.0 43.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.34 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.10 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code HS8 NA
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5192 5423
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 2250 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 4750 210 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.85 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style 4 Door SUV Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 11.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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