A diesel with a custom-tuned soundtrack.
The new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI has the all the tech, luxury, and power you could ask for in a turbodiesel premium SUV. However, just like all diesel motors, the exhaust note is rather drab. Simply installing a new exhaust doesn’t exactly fix things either, but CL by Christian Lübke – Exhaust Systems has the recipe for excitement.
Christian Lübke and his team wanted to give the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI and other diesel drivers the ability to have an ear-catching sound that grabs attention coming through their tailpipes. So, the CL by Christian Lübke – Exhaust Systems team developed a full Active Sound Generator system that is programmed with the engine to match its rev band for an accurate but thrilling note.
The new Active Sound Generator is controlled by the driver through a mobile phone app. Here, drivers can choose the start-up sound of the engine, the volume, and the type of sound that is emitted based on the desired number of cylinders. Instead of a humming and churning V-6 turbodiesel, a roaring V-8 note can be blasted through the system for all to hear.
In cooperation with the new Active Sound Generator, a new CL by Christian Lübke full hand-built stainless steel exhaust system is also added. The complex manufacturing process with ISO-certified stainless steel and incredible attention-to-detail comes with TUV certification and is limited to just 100 units for the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI.
In addition to the new exhaust and sound generation, CL by Christian Lübke enlisted the help of their tuning partner, SKN Performance to optimize the ECU software for better performance. The result was a healthy 320 horsepower and 509 lb-ft. of peak torque.
Finishing the entire project off are optional color-coded, 22-inch exclusive Schmidt alloy wheels that add a custom touch to the luxury SUV.
The entire range of upgrades for the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI including the Active Sound Generator and full exhaust system are currently available with the latter being strictly limited to just 100 units.
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI by Christian Lübke Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: 320 / 235 kW
Maximum Torque: 509 lb-ft. / 690 Nm
-SKN Performance ECU tune
-CL by Christian Lübke Active Sound Generator
-CL by Christian Lübke stainless steel exhaust system
-Schmidt Revolution with color-coded finish
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI CL by Christian Lübke Gallery
Source: CL by Christian Lübke – Exhaust Systems