2017 Audi Q7 2.0T now available in the US, pricing starts from $49,950 image

Starting early next year, the Audi Q7 prospective buyers will have a new option – a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which is $6,000 cheaper than the current base version.

Equipped with the 2.0T, the Audi Q7 will have 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet of torque (369 Newton-meters), with the engine being exclusively paired to an eight-speed automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive, with the estimated average fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon. Choose the optional towing package and you’ll also be able to haul up to 4,400 pounds. Pricing kicks off at $49,950, including $950 destination, for the entry-level Premium trim, while the Premium Plus model will retail for $53,950.

The new four cylinder option will reach US dealers early 2017 and buyers will also be able to specify options such as full LED headlights and driver assistance systems. The current Qt 3.0T is available for $55,750 with the same Premium trim, which is $5,800 more than the 2.0T – but you do get 333 hp (248 kW) and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) and an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.