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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 3.0T 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 $55,753 $59,950
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
AWD 4-Door 35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,013
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,250
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$792 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.2 102.4
Third Leg Room (in) 29.2 NA
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Head Room (in) 35.6 NA
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 48.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 118.2 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.0 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.5 75.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 42.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 990 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6600 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5291 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 2250 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 4920 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.85 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q7 BMW X5
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.6
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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