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February 21, 2005

Source: Audi AG

Escorted by bodyguards like a superstar, it fulfilled its
first official engagement in front of hundreds of media
representatives: the Audi Q7, the prototype of a new SUV
generation, put in a surprise appearance at the “quattro Night”
on February 21, 2005 when it rolled onto the piazza of the Audi
Forum in Ingolstadt.

A fitting highlight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of quattro
permanent four-wheel drive: because together with the top
athlete Audi RS4, the multi-talented Q7 with off-road
capabilities symbolises the wide-ranging talents of quattro
technology. Both superlative driveability on asphalt and optimum
traction off the beaten track are characteristic features of the
once-revolutionary drive concept that has since been installed
on production models an incredible 1.8 million times.

The production version of the “Pikes Peak quattro” study will
appear on the market at the start of 2006 in the guise of the
Audi Q7. High-performance petrol and TDI engines will then
guarantee excellent road performance; quattro permanent
four-wheel drive and the cutting-edge suspension will translate
it into optimum grip and maximum driving pleasure on any

Until it makes its international exhibition debut at the 2005
Frankfurt Motor Show, all further appearances of the Q7 will
take place exclusively behind closed doors. Over the next few
months, Q7 prototypes will be undergoing intensive tests in the
toughest conditions imaginable, including in Arctic regions and
burning deserts: proving grounds to guarantee a successful
production launch.

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