New Name, Same Brilliance

We mentioned previously how our partners Audi Centre Fourways recently relocated to a magnificent, state-of-the-art new premises. We are so excited about our continued partnership with them and the fact that our up-coming workshop in June will be hosted here. New DP Thembinkosi Pantsi continues the legacy of humble, knowledgeable and supporter leadership, and is proud to be working with us to grow the drive of women in the industry! Welcome to Audi Centre Bryanston!

The Concept:

Audis’ signature 7-seater in it’ latest incarnation is a big, bold and beautiful SUV!

The Looks:

As the one model in the Audi line-up that really stands out, the Q7 has a single-frame grille with a slightly hexagonal shape. The sweeping lines along the side profile culminate in lovely, languid wheel arches that house some really impressive wheels (up to 21 inch in size if you so desire). I love the improved rear-end that has rectangular tailpipes and LED taillights, which is much more modern and striking than its previous version.

The Feel:

The interior is classic Audi – just stepped up a bit. High-quality materials are used everywhere, and the seating is comfortable (and leather wrapped) with ample space all around. Overall there is a premium feel to this vehicle, and I love the strength that seemingly emanates from the actual car itself.

The Features:

The new dashboard design features a full-length air vent that runs all the way across the length of the dash. An 8.3-inch infotainment system, with Sat Nav as standard, is a huge plus for me, and interacts smoothly with AUX and USB connections (all controlled by a multifunction steering wheel). The ultra-modern instrument cluster looks great too and is really easy to understand. Obvious features include electronic windows, seat adjustment and top-of-the-range safety features that ensure you, and your family, remain protected and secure.

The Drive:

One of the improvements made to the Q7 is a lighter frame and body, making it more fuel efficient as well as a more responsive drive. It’s allegedly also faster, which I believe, but did not personally test. In the 3-litre turbo diesel variant I drove, the output was 183 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque, which is verging on ridiculously powerful. The Q7 can hit 100 kilometres per hour in about 6.3 seconds, whilst still using only around 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres of fuel. Thanks to great air-suspension, the is a really smooth and comfortable vehicle to drive. I have never been disappointed with an Audi, and the Q7 only serves to cement my respect and admiration for the brand.

The Score:

With a seductive drive quality, and the amazing legacy of superior quality manufacturing, we score it a sincere 9 crowns out of 10.

Where to Find It:

The spectacular Q7 is on show at Audi Centre Bryanston. Ask for Jolien Smit at the dealership to give you a first-hand Audi experience!

 

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