Available to order from September 12 and on the sale in the UK from early 2006, the Q7 3.0 TDI in Germany will be priced at €48,900 (£33,249).
The seven-seater comes with a choice of two six-speed tiptronic engines from launch: a 4.2-litre V8 350bhp with FSI petrol direct injection and a 3.0 TDI 233bhp six-cylinder engine, which features a common rail injection system.
The Q7 is equipped as standard with quattro permanent four-wheel drive.
18-inch light alloy wheels are fitted as standard, with optional 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. Also available on request is adaptive air suspension.
On board the performance SUV a number of innovative driver assistance systems are available on request. These include side assist with radar technology for lane-changing manoeuvres and a parking system with optical/acoustic guidance and rear-view camera.
The Q7 ESP includes new functions such as hill descent assist, an off-road mode which optimises brake performance and traction on loose surfaces and a trailer stabilisation system.