Lately, each car maker is promising huge weight discounts noticed from redesigning traditionally heavy cars using more lightweight materials. Land Rover claimed to get shaved as much as 926 pounds from the latest Range Rover-our scales revealed probably 50 percent that savings-and Ford has trumpeted the 2015 F-150’s aluminum body as saving 700 pounds versus its predecessor. Today Audi’s all-new Q7 SUV arrives touting the control weight that’s 717 pounds lighter compared to previous to.
That’s plenty of fat to trim, although simplifying the duty is the fact that the last-gen Q7 was veritably overengineered. It sat on the platform given to Volkswagen’s Touareg and Porsche’s Cayenne, underpinnings designed to provide big-time off-road capability; as such, the bones could be more heavy plus beefier compared to needed for these vehicles’ day-to-day tasks.
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