Adding kit and features on existing models is an easy way to bump sales, at least on a temporary basis. In the UK, Audi is following this practice with the release of the Q7 S Line Style and S Line Sport special editions that build on the specifications of the S Line Plus trim grade, which itself is based on the S Line – we know, that’s one too many “S Lines” there…
Both new S Line models are available with a choice of two diesel engines, a 242bhp (245PS) 3.0-liter V6 and a 335bhp (340PS) 4.2-liter V8.
The S Line Plus Edition carries a premium of £1,500 over the S line Plus and comes with exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and an off-road styling package that includes stainless steel underbody protectors all-around and extended wheel arches flowing into bumpers with modified lower sections.
A choice of seven solid, metallic or pearl effect paints are offered as standard (Night black, Teak brown, Lava grey, Orca black, Graphite grey, Daytona grey or Scuba blue).
Said to be inspired by the more muscular 500PS Q7 V12 TDI from 2010, the S line Sport Edition adds £3,000 to the price of the S line Plus. What you get are a titanium finish for the 21-inch wheels, and a sport styling package with body-coloured wheelarch extensions, bigger front air intakes with high gloss slats, lower bumper spoilers, stainless steel underbody protection and dual oval exhaust tailpipes.
Included in the price is the exterior paint, with buyers having the choice of all thirteen of the solid, metallic or pearl effect paints available for the Q7 range.
On-the-road prices for the new special edition Q7s range from £52,975 to £64,100.