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Old 11-07-2020, 12:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
I would bet the 2009-2015 Q7 with the 3.0 TDI would get 30 mpg driven reasonably.
I'd take it with a grain of salt, not to mention its engine is too complex. Sure its aerodynamics are better than the Cummins-powered '07 F-250 I drove a couple of times, which might offset any negative impact of the Q7 having an automatic transmission while the F-250 had a manual.

On a sidenote, hadn't it been for cost, complexity and emissions compliance in order to keep it road-legal, a Cummins swap into some large luxury SUV would be tempting...
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