Recently, each automaker is boasting huge weight savings realized from redesigning traditionally heavy cars using additional lightweight components. Land Rover stated to get shaved as much as 926 pounds from the latest Range Rover-our scales revealed probably 50 percent which savings-and Ford has trumpeted the 2015 F-150’s aluminum body as saving 700 pounds versus its predecessor. Now Audi’s all-new Q7 Sports utility vehicle arrives touting a curb weight that’s 717 pounds lesser than previous to.
That’s a lot of fat to trim, nevertheless simplifying the task had been the fact that the last-gen Q7 was veritably overengineered. It sat on the platform shared with Volkswagen’s Touareg and Porsche’s Cayenne, underpinnings designed to deliver big-time off-road ability; as a result, a bones could be heavier and also beefier than required for these vehicles’ day-to-day activities.
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