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    • The next generation Audi Q7 to go on a serious diet, set to be 700+ pounds lighter

      The current Audi Q7 (4L) is simply a heavy pig at 5,291 pounds. Car and Driver reports Audi wishes to use a greater amount of aluminum in the next generation Q7 reducing weight by about 700 pounds. That is a lot of weight to lose but we like the thinking. Will they be able to shave that much off of it? We are not sure as that would mean they would be aiming for a sub 4600 pound curb weight which certainly is attainable. Porsche was able to shave over 400 pounds off the Cayenne so Audi is clearly thinking along the same lines. Shedding that kind of weight will have a much greater impact driving dynamics and performance than just adding horsepower.


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        M3_WC -
        It is nice because Audi said their goal is shave weight on all their upcoming cars.

        Not many companies are doing that. BMW's are gaining weight.
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        It is nice because Audi said their goal is shave weight on all their upcoming cars.

        Not many companies are doing that. BMW's are gaining weight.
        Exactly, and nice to see from Audi that traditionally has been the heaviest.

        I don't know why BMW is ballooning while Audi and Porsche are getting slimmer.