Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro S line Plus
Key specs: £60,600. 340 bhp and 560 lb /ft.
So, you want a big fat 4 wheel drive car that has enough power to make the world spin backwards? Makes sense. After all, you want to look like a footballer. Or somebody successful. Or you hate estates.
Aside from Land Rovers and Range Rovers which offer real purpose, many would tell you to buy anything but a big flash Audi Q7. The problem with them is that they are just too big for no reason. They aren't a top choice for off-road, I can't think of a single car enthusiast that owns one, and they're very expensive. Even by Audi standards.
Still, if I had to choose a Q7, the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro S line Plus would be my pick of the range. At £60,000 it's fairly affordable and certainly in footballer reach. That means you can tower over other cars and smirk at their weakness.
With a 4.2-litre TDI engine the Q7 will go from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 mph. That's incredibly fast for a car that weighs about the same as a house. It will do all of that whilst returning a claimed manufacturer figure of 31 mpg, too, leading to a 675 mile range.
So the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro S line Plus is fast and big. Or big and fast, depending on what's most important to you. But what's it like to live with?
Well, it has an 8-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox and 7 seats. That means you can hold 5 passengers and your dog. It's very much a family orientated car this, and it shows, with a boot capacity of 765 litres.
It's safe too. It comes with anti lock brakes, ESP, front seat belt pre-tensioners, airbags for passengers and driver, and of course a huge kerb weight of 2440kg. Should you hit anything else, it's safe to say you won't come off the worst.
It looks the part as well like a big, fat, oversized Audi A3. This particular trim level features 21-inch 7 spoke alloys on 296/35 rubber, and inside you'll find climate control, cruise control, numerous cup holders, a multi function steering wheel, BOSE sound system, the new Audi music interface and built in satellite navigation.
Also the Q7 will go off road but in this specification, with those alloys, I don't recommend heavy mud.
Is a brand new Audi Q7 at 60k better than a second hand Range Rover Sport at the same price? I'm not sure. Still, it could be worse, you could be an X5 driver.