Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Anderson Germany introduces 550hp Audi Q7 V12 TDI "Family Edition"

. Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Many of us may experience a point in life where our family out-grows that sporty TT, R8 or cherished Audi sedan in the garage. Luckily, Audi offers a line of SUV's that are both sporty and good looking. But let's say you're looking for more aggressive styling and a few extra horses under the hood of your four-ringed family SUV. How about 550 horses? Dusseldorf-based tuner, Anderson Germany has revealed what they call, the Audi Q7 V12 TDI "Family Edition." This is sure to be the most bad ass people-hauler ever driven to junior's soccer practice.

Sure, the Audi Q7 V12 TDI packs quite a punch in its own right. However, as we've seen with other creations from Anderson Germany (namely their R8 "Race Edition"), there's always room for improvement. First off, Anderson's ECU treatment and high-flow air filters add fifty more horses to the Q7's venerable V12 TDI, boosting the total output to 550 horsepower (a 10% increase).

Anderson's Audi Q7 V12 TDI also features an extensive list of exterior and interior aesthetic upgrades, mainly in form of gratuitous carbon fiber accents. Outside, carbon fiber is found on the grille, front and rear diffusers, side mirrors, and roof rails. Inside, the Q7's steering wheel, parking brake handle, vents, switch guide plates and door handles all receive a unique white-carbon treatment. In addition to the carbon accents, Anderson's Q7 boasts black Alcantara and leather seats (with white stitching), dimmable LED floor lighting and even a matching Alcantara child's racing seat.

Rounding out the package are black (with white edges) 22" wheels housing monstrous brakes with red calipers. And of course, all tuners have to have stance. Anderson Germany's Audi Q7 V12 TDI also features a lowered, module-adjusted suspension. Be sure to check out the rest of the photos and official (translated from German) press release below.

Press Release:


Since Sports Utility Vehicles resounded throughout the land, rightly or wrongly, should not be discussed at this point it was only a matter of time, until the company ANDERSON GERMANY from Dusseldorf their Interpretation of such SUV would present. That again has been elected the "Big from Ingolstadt", namely the Audi Q7 V12 TDI Family Edition, is not surprising.

Lets begin with the visible externals for everyone. There is a carbon exterior package to admire for the bordergrill, front- and backdiffusor , the mirrorcaps, and the roof drip moldings. Grill grate and Logos were painted in a shiny black lacquer.
The panes, as the taillights are .darkened. Also the exhaust ends got this black that seems to be not transparent. For the most permanent contact with the road cares a set of glittering black rims with a white edge in 10x22 inch with 295/30-22 tyres all around. Behind the rims easily can be recognized red painted brake calipers. Because of the not insignificant total weight the Q7 got - among other things for better behavior in curves - a module to set the car lower. Under the hood runs by the way a twelve-cylinder dieselengine, which has got by special air cleaners and software optimizations 10 per cent more engine performance than the serial version 500 HP to now 550 HP .

Also the salon of the Q7 gives the ipression of full exclusivity. Using white carbon-applications to the Ventilation shafts, the Parking brake grasp, the switching jacks, the armature edges, on the steering wheel, the door handle inserts, the switch guide plate and the edge of the illumination of the salon at the roof, has been set new styles. The ventilation edges, the steering wheel, the shift levers, the center console, the speedometer and the radio screen as well as the trim in the doors with carbon applications are coloured opposite in black. The furniture is partly upholsterred with black Alcantara, partly with black leather, whereby in doors and seats white seams provide loosening-up. A dimmable LED floor space lighting fits in front and in the back perfectly into the surrounding field. Even the child seat was improved exclusively and orients itselves in such a way at the design of the interior.

And as the addition „Family edition“ of the presented model already states, quite family-suited, this Q7…

Source: Anderson Germany