Other than the Audi R8, another Audi product that premiered on the Iron Man movie by Robert Downey Jr. is the Audi Q7. This model is a full-size SUV from Audi and placed in between the A6 and the A8. This SUV is based on the Audi Pikes Peak quattro concept car and though this is marketed as an SUV, this vehicle is designed and crafted more for on-road use rather than off-road use. The 2008 Audi Q7 that is available right now in the market is available in two trims; there’s the Audi Q7 4.2 FSI Premium quattro 350 HP tiptronic and the the 3.6 FSI quattro 280 HP tiptronic. Though these two trims may vary in terms of performance, there are some standards that are common on the two trims.
For example, there’s the Advance anti-theft vehicle alarm system. This feature has a theft deterrent light on the vehicle’s door. An immobilizer is present as well that prevents the engine start when the electronic code feature is not used. The Audi adaptive light is present as well. This light presents a dynamic cornering light that can allow the Audi driver to see ahead in the dark by lighting up corners and bends more effectively. Auto dimming and anti-glare action interior mirror is present and there is also the Audi parking system that includes a rear view camera. The camera can catch an angle of up to 130 degrees and uses electronic correction to effectively avoid lens distortion. For those looking for entertainment while cruising the streets, let it be known that the Q7 allows for an iPod integration. A BOSE Surround Sound System with AudioPilot noise compensation feature is provided for as well. When it comes to safety, the SUV features a dual front seat-mounted side thorax airbags with Sideguard Inflatable Curtain Airbags. Though this vehicle is fitted with these, the Q7 only scored four stars out of five in the Euro NCAP crash test. Audi argued that this was caused by a design error and has been fixed on cars that were manufactured after the test. When the Q7 was tested in the US, the Q7 got five stars from the NHTSA for both front and side impacts. There are a lot of standards that go with every Q7 and for more information you can visit the site.