Audi has announced that V6 version of its new Q7 sport utility will base for a price of $39,900. The 3.6 Premium models start higher at $45,900. This version of the Q7 is powered by the brand's 3.6-liter FSI engine that produces 280 hp and 266 ft-lbs. of torque. The only transmission offered will be the six-speed Tiptronic automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive is, of course, standard. Boasting many standard features, the Q7 3.6 option list is limited to seven-passenger seating, Sirius satellite radio, a panorama sunroof, rear side airbags and a 6,600 lb. towing package on the Premium model.

Your other engine option for the Q7 is Audi's 4.2-liter V8 that produces 350 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. It can get the Q7 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds flat, whereas the 3.6-liter V6 requires 8.6 seconds. The Q7 4.2, however, has a base price of $49,900. Decisions, decisions.

(European model shown, full press release after the jump)

[Source: Audi]

Press release:


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2007 Audi Q7 3.6 models equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine. The Audi Q7 3.6 has a base price of $39,900, with 3.6 Premium models starting at $45,900. Both models have a $720 destination charge that's not included in the base price.

The Audi Q7 3.6 features a 3.6-liter V6 FSI engine with gasoline direct injection technology. The engine produces 280 hp at 6200 rpm and 266 ft.-lbs. of torque at between 2500 and 5000 rpm. This powerful and efficient new engine is mated to a standard six-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and full-time quattro® all-wheel drive.

Smartly equipped, the Audi Q7 3.6 comes with such features like dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, leather seating surfaces (standard on Premium), 10 cup and bottle holders, 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a 5500 pound towing capacity, Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI®), and an eight-speaker audio system with CD player come as standard. Optional features like seven-passenger seating, Sirius® satellite radio, panorama sunroof, rear side airbags, and a 6600 pound towing package (Premium only) help to add even more luxury and utility for the all-new performance SUV from Audi.

Audi of America is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and markets a line of luxury cars built in plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Györ, Hungary. The parent company, Audi AG, is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany.

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