Audi has just announced the price for its new Q7 TDI SUV here in America. The 2009 Audi Q7 TDI Premium will carry a base price of $50,900, plus a destination charge of $825, taxes, title and dealer charges. That’s a pretty hefty sum, but it might be made (very) slightly more palatable by a $1,150 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, which the IRS has granted the machine due to its fuel savings over a comparable gas-powered model. For what it’s worth, the standard Q7 comes with a 3.6L gasoline V6 and starts at $43,500.
Audi’s 50-state-legal 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel puts out 240 hp and, more importantly, 406 lb-ft of torque, so its ability to move the mammoth Q7 at high rates of speed is not in question. We are a little surprised by the Q7 TDI’s official EPA fuel mileage rating of 17 city and 25 mpg highway, as previous estimates had put the city mileage at 19. We took part in a cross-country trip sponsored by Audi last year where the Q7 TDI averaged mileage figures in the low-20s to low-30s. This proves, once again, that your mileage may vary. Full press release after the break.
Gallery: ABG Garage: Audi Q7 TDI 4.2
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