Even though the all-new Audi Q7 hasn't really become a hit with car enthusiasts around the world, it's still a very solid and innovative SUV that's sure to impress you once you start driving it.
The new Q7 has been working out. Or better yet, has been dieting while working out, and so it has dropped 325 kg (716 lbs), tipping the scales at just 1,995 kg (4,398 lbs) - which actually makes it a lighter car than the BMW X5.
Then you've got all the gizmos and gadgets on board such as Audi's new 12.3" TFT instrument display, latest generation MMI infotainment system, Audi-branded tablets for passengers sitting behind you and so on.
It is an impressive car, especially when looking at the e-tron version. Still, some people just can't get over the fact that it doesn't look at good as most of us were expecting.
Having said that, Audi Forum Neckarsulm thought to put this particular Florett Silver Q7 on display until May 16. It's packing a 3.0 TDI turbo-diesel engine, which has 272 HP and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque - good enough to get you from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds.
That's more power and better performance than you get from a BMW X5 xDrive30d, which also happens to weigh almost 100 kg (220 lbs) more.
Overall, we don't mind the how this particular S-line model looks. We like the color, it's typical Audi. We also like the 21" '5-arm turbine' design wheels, but let's keep in mind that the Q7 has never wanted to be the one that puts the "Sports" in "Sports Utility Vehicle". It's a proper family SUV that doesn't try to be something it's not. Or at least that's one way to make up an excuse for the way it looks.
Plus, we're fine with letting BMW and Porsche have their way in trying to out-duel each other in this segment.