Audi Q7 Coastline Concept at Geneva

Audi Q7 Coastline Concept
Audi Q7 Coastline Concept / Audi

Ain't no boating around here

Don’t be alarmed by the accompanying pictures of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI. WCF has not gone sinkers on you; we haven’t become a floating website, in a manner of speaking. The Q7 V12 TDI Coastline Concept is meant for the majority of those who may not be able to afford the seven next steps required to buy a real luxury yacht.

For that small crowd of us, Audi has served up the Q7 V12 TDI concept, a study in mixing water and oil. The vehicle is the same V12 TDI seen elsewhere in these pages, with several important visual distinctions. The wood seen all over the interior is reflective of its name Coastline, while the special white finishing is meant to created a the pearl effect of the polar regions.

Several wooden touches are evident, including the gear lever, rear load area and inner door sills. This wood is waxed, as opposed to being varnished for that added ocean sort of feel to it. Pushing the Coastline forward is a V12 TDI motor blasting out 368kW and 1,000Nm of torque.

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Published Mar 2nd, 2008 10:29pm By Thami Masemola

Audi is presenting a very special concept car at the Geneva Motor Show: The Audi Q7 coastline combines the breathtaking power of a twelve-cylinder TDI with the elegant style of an exclusive yacht. A large part of the high-performance SUV’s exterior and interior is bathed in a trendy white. Under the hood resides the world’s strongest diesel engine in a series-production vehicle – the six-liter V12 capable of delivering 368 kW (500 hp) of power.
The Audi Q7 coastline comes in Inuit, a special white that creates a pearl effect reminiscent of the glistening luminance of the polar region. Audi, the leading brand in automotive design, initiated a popular trend with this color years ago – studies such as the white Shooting Brake Concept displayed at the Geneva Motor Show 2006 have become style-setters.

In contrast to the production version of the Q7 V12 TDI, the casing for the exterior mirrors on the Audi Q7 coastline is white as well; the single-frame radiator grill and the side air intake slots come in dark High Gloss Steel. The Audi Q7 coastline has the same body modifications as the Audi Q7 V12 TDI, with widened wheel arches and striking front and back bumpers that immediately catch the eye.
The equally stylish and trendy interior is dominated by alabaster white, a color popular on luxury yachts. Also in luminous white are the carpet, embroidered floor mats made of fine wool, pillar trim, roof lining, seat upholstery made of plush velvet and Valcona leather, seatbelts, steering wheel, the front of the cockpit and the door trim. The majority of the switches and controls as well as the instrument panel with cowl are likewise in this trendy color from Audi.

In the interior, additional accents are set by aluminum elements on components such as the air inlet nozzles and door handles. Further trendy touches include nut brown piping on the seats as well as fine brown piping on the instrument panel and the door. Parts of the armrest, the gearshift lever knob and the inner door sill trims are made of American walnut veneer in which thin strips made of dark smoked oak wood have been embedded as a further maritime reference. The same combination can also be found on the floor of the luggage compartment, which contains two integrated folding boxes. The wood is waxed, not varnished. As a result, the pores in the wood remain open, giving it a uniquely charming feel and silky glow.

Under the hood of the Audi Q7 coastline concept car resides a concentrated powerhouse: The V12 TDI is writing a whole new chapter in the annals of diesel technology. Drawing on 5,934 cm3 of displacement, the six-liter engine delivers 368 kW (500 hp) of power and an impressive 1,000 Nm (757.56 lb-ft) of torque between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. As a result, the vehicle performs like a world-class sportscar – sprinting from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.5 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). On average, the world’s only 12-cylinder diesel engine in a passenger car uses just 11.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (19.77 mpg) – a much better figure than comparable gasoline engines from competitors.
The unique diesel power of the Audi Q7 with V12 TDI engine is not the only factor to render it the ultimate high-performance SUV. Equally sporty in nature are the vehicle’s six-speed tiptronic and quattro drive as well as running gear with adaptive air suspension. Behind the large wheels are ceramic brake disks. A DVD navigation system, a Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System and leather seats with electric heating and adjustment switches are symptomatic of the luxurious standards in the Audi Q7 coastline.

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Comments (9)

Lekz Lekz
T'is got some wood lol. The nose reminds me of a stormtrooper hahaha
Mar 6th, 2008 12:47am
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radmeister radmeister
This reminds me of the 2002 BMW 760 Yachtline, i fell in love with the wood accents on that, and i love this one too.
Mar 4th, 2008 4:00pm
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bernardo bernardo
Nice comment The_wooD_factor.
Mar 4th, 2008 12:13am
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wisp wisp
Deforestation - wood cutters.
Mar 3rd, 2008 4:56pm
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
So much wood in the car.....it begs the question: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Mar 3rd, 2008 4:24pm
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kevoluetion kevoluetion
Mar 3rd, 2008 8:20pm
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Michael-Heinrich Michael-Heinrich
A7 would probably get a large area of wood interior, say the luggage compartment and the backs of the seats, like this Coastline.
Mar 3rd, 2008 12:46pm
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
oops edag not egad
Mar 3rd, 2008 3:35am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
Looks like what the interior of the EGAD luv should look like.
Mar 3rd, 2008 3:34am
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