NEW FOR 2012:

– Premium models add standard 19-inch wheels, metallic paint, full painted bumpers and aluminum inlay
– Premium Plus models add standard metallic paint, full painted bumpers, aluminum door sills, Navigation Package and Technology Package
– 3.0 Sport adds standard aluminum inlay, Navigation Package and Technology Package

For 2012, changes to the Audi Q7 are in trim upgrades. The Premium lines now use 19-inch wheels instead of 18-inch and their wood inlay is replaced with aluminum, while the Premium Plus and Sport models receive a standard Navigation Package and a Technology Package that adds a garage door opener, adaptive headlights, pushbutton start and blind spot assist.

The Audi Q7 comes with a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 making 272 horsepower; a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 making 333 horsepower in the Sport; and a 3.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection V6 diesel. All use an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive with a 42:58 torque split.

The 3.0 Sport has standard three-row seating, while the third row can be optioned on all other models.

Features on the 3.0 include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, tire pressure monitoring system, heated washer nozzles, privacy glass, front and rear fog lamps, cruise control, auto up/down windows, power mirrors with integrated turn signals, illuminated vanity mirrors, four-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, heated leather seats, 12-way power driver’s seat, heated rear seats, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, driver information centre, rain-sensing wipers, rear wiper, six-CD/MP3 stereo, Sirius satellite radio and iPod interface.

The 3.0 Premium adds 19-inch alloy wheels, heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic, self-levelling bi-xenon headlamps with washers, LED daytime running lights, power tailgate, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, advanced parking system with rearview camera, 12-way power passenger seat, driver’s side memory, genuine wood trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, voice recognition system, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Premium Plus adds navigation system, garage door opener, adaptive headlights, pushbutton start and blind spot assist.

The 3.0 Sport adds 21-inch alloy wheels, three-panel panorama sunroof, Metallic/Pearl Effect paint, S-line trim, manual rear sunshades, three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, 50/50 split-folding third-row seat, and Bose premium surround sound system.

The TDI is equipped similarly to the 3.0.

The TDI Premium and Premium Plus models are equipped similarly to the 3.0 models.

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