words: Bill, photos: Daniel VanHeusden
Product planners configure vehicles to see what they think will work or not. Occasionally, they will spec out a vehicle that that is loaded with options normally not seen on American shores. When the product planning team is done with it, it’s reconditioned and sent out for sale. This Q7 S line is one of those vehicles. It truly is a 1 of 1 in this option in the US.
In addition to this Q7 having the “normal” USA fully loaded equipment, it also has the suspension found in the European S line Q7 that we didn’t get , the 21in RS style wheels, and SQ7 black wood layered with aluminum. Here the ad for the rest of the description:
Only true S line in the states.
Everything about this vehicle as far as modifications and upgrades were are all from the factory, nothing was aftermarket. It comes equipped with nearly every option available at the time and also includes some unique features that are unavailable for purchase anywhere in the USA. These include a sports suspension setting under the adaptive chassis similar to what you would find on the SQ7 in Europe, this suspension is 1” lower than the standard one which gives the car a sportier look and also will have more aggressive handling than a traditional Q7.
The car also has the 21” High Gloss RS style wheels which you would normally find on the RS7. These are very different than the wheels available on the standard Black Optic package. The Exclusive development package also includes a suite of cosmetic differences to the standard Q7 including different hood, bumper and inlays than what is available for purchase on any other Q7 in the country. The interior under the exclusive development package would now add up to be a $25000 upgrade if you were to order the interior the same way.
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You can find the ad here on our Audi Club North America – Classifieds page on Facebook