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The Q7 petrol is bundled with a host of safety features

Safety and After Sales Service – The Q7 40 TFSI packs in 8 airbags, ABS, Hill Descent Control and Electronic Stability Control. The German automaker has a good reach across the major metro cities in India and is further improving at it. While there are no two thoughts on the quality of service, the cost of ownership and maintenance is slightly on the higher side but that is expected from all luxury cars.

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The petrol-powered Q7 will appeal to very less buyers

Verdict – The Audi Q7 petrol is car that will find fewer number of buyers, especially in India. It makes sense to get the Q7 45 TDI especially after considering the fact it costs just around Rs. 6 lakhs more than the petrol version. The 45 TDI is more powerful offering great performance and also is very fuel-efficient than the 40 TFSI and thus the diesel variant continues to be our preferred choice over the petrol Q7.

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Though the Q7 has lost some bulk, it still has immense road presence

What’s Cool

* Interiors are classy and premium, feel very good
* Ton of safety features offered
* Smooth gearbox

What’s Not So Cool

* 2.0-litre TFSI is small for an SUV as large as Q7
* Inappropriate placing of the spare wheel

Alternatives: Land Rover Discovery

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Audi should have offered the 3.0-litre 6-cylinder petrol motor instead of the 2.0-litre TFSI

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Further Reading –

Audi Q7 TDI Review