Used 2011 AudiQ7 TDI Premium 3.0 DIESEL SUV

  • VIN: WA1LMAFE1BD008415
  • Stock: 11877G

Audi Q7
  • Certified
    133,879 miles
    Fuel Economy
    17.0/25.0 mpg City/Hwy
    Exterior Color
    Interior Color
    SUV/7 seats
    8 speed automatic
    quattro all-wheel drive

    Included Packages & Options

    • Premium Plus Package$6,000
      • Audi Parking System Plus w/Rearview Camera
      • Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
      • Audi Xenon Plus w/LED DRL & Turn Signals
      • Auto-Dimming Power-Folding Exterior Mirrors
      • Bose Surround Sound System
      • Memory for Driver's Seat & Mirror Adjustments
      • 3-Panel Panorama Sunroof
      • HD Radio

    Highlighted Features

    • Leather upholstery
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Wireless phone connectivity
    • Front dual zone A/C
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • 3rd row seats
    • Split folding rear seat

    Dealer Notes


    Leather / Heated Seating 
    Bose Premium Sound System
    Rear Parking Camera 
    Xenon Headlamps 
    3RD Row Seating 
    Sunroof / Moonroof 
    3.0L V6 F DOHC 24V DIESEL

    2011 Audi Q7

    Snowstorms are what we live for at the Globe. Our metro staff gets to ask travelers trapped at Logan Airport how their day is going. Our photographers snap people falling on ice, and if there’s a Pats game, the sports writers watch it from heated, refreshment-filled box seats.

    Over in the automotive section, we’re out with the plows, trying to sort the wannabe winter cars and trucks (any Jaguar or unladen pickup) from the truly great ones (hint: they’re not just Subarus).

    My storm trooper during the day-after-Christmas blizzard was Audi’s seven-passenger Q7, equipped in TDI trim with its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6. Ordinarily, it’s a delightful car to slog through snow.

    The quattro all-wheel-drive, paired with a hefty set of 20-inch winter Dunlops, routed power so seamlessly that sometimes I was unaware I was slipping in the first place. The 406 lb.-ft of torque got this rig to speed in no time, and the 8-speed automatic kept everything hush-hush. The front seats offered six levels of heat, and the four-zone climate control kept my parents and girlfriend comfortable while the wipers iced up from the freezing bursts of wind on I-91.

    So what, with its stability and slick, Tron-like LED headlamp accents, kept the Q7 from being the easy foul-weather cruiser it should be?

    Well, I did, when I knocked the wiper off, that’s what.

    My girlfriend argued I shouldn’t have pulled on a moving wiper. But she’s from south Texas, and the wiper flick is a pretty standard, albeit crude, procedure in the Northeast. When ice sticks to the blade and no longer wipes the glass clean, you reach your arm out and lift the blade when it sweeps near, slapping the ice off without having to pull over.

    But on the third try, the Q7’s wiper snapped in two. Being German, it was impossible to reattach like a normal wiper, forcing me into a gangster-lean the rest of the drive home.

    Most wipers stand these flicks without fail. But the Audi wipers are a two-piece design. Instead of the blade attaching to the wiper arm, this one slides into a plastic strap that hangs limply off the arm, and it’s secured together with two clamps. This makes for mighty wiping in regular conditions since the base of the arms pivot, allowing the blades to flex and sweep a wider angle. What I wouldn’t have given for our $71,800 Audi to have instead offered wiper deicers on the base of the windshield, like those on a $26,000 Hyundai Tucson.

    Maybe I should have kept my hand in the car. After all, this is a vehicle over-engineered to the point where Bang & Olufsen tweeters rise out of the dash and the navigation system renders the Boston Globe building down to the Gothic letters on the wall.

    Even the glovebox doesn’t open like a glovebox. Like in Jaguars, the locking mechanism is electronic, just like the fussy automatic towel dispensers in public bathrooms that have you waving your wet hands around like an idiot. The Audi box trapped my dad’s phone inside and wouldn’t budge until he pressed the open switch (an obscure icon to the right of the LCD monitor) about 30 times. Then the glovebox wouldn’t close another dozen or so times, even after emptying it.

    Surely, those all-in-one HVAC knobs that control temperature, 12 fan speeds, 9 fan directions, and the heated and cooled seats will be more reliable? And the myriad of vehicle configurations buried within menus and submenus of the MMI system will hold up? Maybe there’s a reason Audi programmed every service department in the country into the GPS.

    All this doesn’t erode the Q7’s worthy drive, however. Like all Audis, the chassis feels forged from a solid block of steel (though at a belt-popping 5,567 pounds, it should be from an aluminum block like the A8). The interior isn’t as intuitive as the Porsche Cayenne’s, but it’s all very handsome, high-quality, and well-lit. The panoramic sunroof turns the Q7 into a rolling greenhouse, and handling and ride quality are exemplary for such a large vehicle.

    Like nearly every big SUV, the Q7 sits atop an optional air suspension that keeps the body level, offers height adjustment, and tailors firmness to the driver’s style. It’s not as off-road pretentious as the Range Rover — nor would it be as capable — but the Q7’s shocks deliver a creamy ride with minimal brake dive and body roll. The quick steering seems to shrink the Q7 down to Q5-size, especially when parking. Many midsize sedans don’t handle and steer this well.

    While I saw an indicated 30-mpg average on the highway, the diesel’s low-end torque and fuel savings are exhausted by the excess weight. The EPA 17/25 rating of the TDI is barely higher than that of the two supercharged gasoline models, at 16/22. That problem should be left to Porsche, now under Audi corporate, which cut a whopping 408 pounds off its new Cayenne.

    If Audi does that to the next Q7, it’ll have a seven-seat segment leader. Let’s hope they add a few pounds to the wipers.

    2011 Audi Q7 TDI

    Price, base/as tested (with destination): $50,900 / $71,800
    Fuel economy, EPA estimated: 17 city/25 highway
    Fuel economy, Globe observed: 20 mpg
    Drivetrain: 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, 8-speed automatic, front-engine, all-wheel-drive
    Body: 4-door, 7-passenger SUV

    Horsepower: 225 @ 3,750 rpm
    Torque: 406 ft.-lbs @ 1,750 rpm
    Overall length: 200.3 inches
    Wheelbase: 118.2 inches
    Height: 68.4 inches
    Width: 85.7 inches (with mirrors)
    Curb weight: 5,567 pounds

    Style, ride, traction, and powertrain are top of the class

    Too heavy to realize diesel benefits, questionable electronics and ergonomics

    A good SUV that tries too hard to be great.

    Mercedes-Benz G350 BlueTEC, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX56, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln MKT

    Detailed Specifications

    • 1-touch down
    • 1-touch up
    • Air conditioning
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Driver door bin
    • Driver vanity mirror
    • Front beverage holders
    • Front dual zone A/C
    • Garage door transmitter: HomeLink
    • Illuminated entry
    • Overhead console
    • Passenger door bin
    • Passenger vanity mirror
    • Power windows
    • Rear beverage holders
    • Rear door bins
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Residual heat recirculation
    • Speed control
    • Telescoping steering wheel
    • Tilt steering wheel
    • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
    • Alloy wheels
    • Four wheel independent suspension
    • Front anti-roll bar
    • Power steering
    • Rear anti-roll bar
    • Speed-sensing steering
    • 1st row LCD monitors: 1
    • AM/FM radio: SIRIUS
    • CD player
    • Diversity antenna
    • Radio data system
    • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
    • Wireless phone connectivity: Bluetooth
    • 3rd row seats: bench
    • Driver seat mounted armrest
    • Front seats: bucket
    • Genuine wood console insert
    • Genuine wood dashboard insert
    • Genuine wood door panel insert
    • Heated front seats
    • Leather shift knob
    • Leather steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Max seating capacity: 7
    • Passenger seat mounted armrest
    • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
    • Power 4-way passenger lumbar support
    • Power driver seat
    • Power passenger seat
    • Rear seat center armrest
    • Rear seats: split-bench
    • Rear seats Folding position: fold forward seatback
    • Split folding rear seat
    • Compressor: intercooled turbo
    • Cylinder configuration: V-6
    • Drive type: quattro all-wheel drive
    • Engine liters: 3.0
    • Engine location: front
    • Fuel economy city: 17mpg
    • Fuel economy highway: 25mpg
    • Fuel tank capacity: 26.4gal.
    • Horsepower: 225hp @ 3,750RPM
    • Manual-shift auto: Tiptronic
    • Mode select transmission
    • Number of valves: 24
    • Recommended fuel: Diesel
    • Torque: 406 lb.-ft. @ 1,750RPM
    • Transmission: 8 speed automatic
    • Variable valve control
    • Ground clearance (min): 206mm (8.1")
    • Bumpers: body-color
    • Door mirrors: body-color
    • Heated door mirrors
    • Power door mirrors
    • Power liftgate
    • Rear cargo: power liftgate
    • Spoiler
    • Tailpipe finisher: polished
    • Turn signal indicator mirrors
    • 3rd row legroom: 742mm (29.2")
    • 3rd row shoulder room: 1,234mm (48.6")
    • Air Pollution Score (AP): 5
    • Compression ratio: 16.80 to 1
    • Curb weight: 2,525kg (5,567lbs)
    • Engine bore x stroke: 83.0mm x 91.4mm (3.27" x 3.60")
    • Engine displacement: 3.0 L
    • Engine horsepower: 225hp @ 3,750RPM
    • Engine torque: 406 lb.-ft. @ 1,750RPM
    • Exterior body width: 1,984mm (78.1")
    • Exterior height: 1,737mm (68.4")
    • Exterior length: 5,088mm (200.3")
    • Front legroom: 1,049mm (41.3")
    • Front shoulder room: 1,491mm (58.7")
    • GVWR: 3,195kg (7,044lbs)
    • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 3
    • Interior cargo volume: 309 L (11 cu.ft.)
    • Interior maximum cargo volume: 2,053 L (72 cu.ft.)
    • Passenger volume: 3,772L (133.2 cu.ft.)
    • Payload: 580kg (1,279lbs)
    • Rear legroom: 942mm (37.1")
    • Rear shoulder room: 1,476mm (58.1")
    • Turning radius: 6.0m (19.7')
    • Wheelbase: 3,002mm (118.2")
    • Compass
    • Delay-off headlights
    • Display: analog
    • Front fog lights
    • Front reading lights
    • Fully automatic headlights
    • Low tire pressure warning
    • Outside temperature display
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Rear fog lights
    • Rear reading lights
    • Rear window defroster
    • Rear window wiper
    • Tachometer
    • Trip computer
    • Variably intermittent wipers
    • 4 wheel disc brakes
    • ABS brakes
    • Adjustable head restraints: driver and passenger w/tilt
    • Brake assist
    • Dual front impact airbags
    • Dual front side impact airbags
    • Electronic stability
    • Ignition disable
    • Occupant sensing airbag
    • Overhead airbag
    • Panic alarm
    • Perimeter/approach lights
    • Security system
    • Traction control Consumer Reviews

    Kelley Blue Book -
    Overall4.4Out of 5
    • So good I'm buying another Q7!

      By Bubby on Monday, November 04, 2019

      Excellent performance and pickup. This car goes up steep mountain roads easily and has pulled me out of many slippery roads (I'm a Realtor). Very sturdy, quiet, comfortable and easy to drive. Totally pleased with performance and ease of care. Stays good looking even when dirty!
    • Unreliable electrics, worst customer service

      By manosp on Saturday, December 22, 2018

      I purchased a new Audi Q7 S-Line in 2011. Multiple repairs and recalls during and after warranty period. Electrical is particularly problematic. Changed first sensor door handle in 2014, under warranty. Now, with just over 70,000, all FOUR handles failed, had to replace new battery AND all four handles, total cost over $2,500. Clearly a manufacturer defect and if you search you'll find multiple complaints about the problem, so I called Audi Customer Service. The car was always dealer-maintained and repaired, with all records, but they've been "researching my inquiry" for over a month now with no decision. NOT what I would have expected of a "premium" car brand
    • Love this car

      By Bill on Thursday, September 10, 2009

      Going from an 04 Range Rover to this was initially a tough decision, but since I've had the Q7 I've loved it. Great leg room, I'm 6'6", so this was key. There isn't as much storgage space, but that's what roof racks are for on trips right. Definitely recommend this car because of the handling, comfort, and quality that Audi has delivered.
    Some of the equipment on the vehicle may not apply.  Customer must check all equipment and option of the vehicle in person as the Dealer is not responsible for any items that are not in the vehicle.  Dealer reserve the right to change the price of the vehicle at any time without notice.

    Price   excludes tax, tags & plates.

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