Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro Details Surface

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

New details have been revealed by Audi about the German company’s upcoming 6-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid — the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro.

System output for the new model is reportedly 373 horsepower and 516 pound-feet (700 Nm) of torque — split between an electric motor accounting for 126 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, and a turbo diesel engine, reportedly accounting for 258 horsepower and 600 Nm. The model is supposed to feature around 56 kilometers (~35 miles) of all-electric range per full charge. When in all-electric mode, performance is limited to just 126 horsepower peak output.

Audi Q7 e-tron phev

Accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 100 kilometers per hour) occurs in just 6 seconds, reportedly.

The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is currently scheduled to be released in the European market sometime in early 2016. Starting retail pricing in Germany will reportedly be €80,500.

It will be interesting to see what happens as far as sales go. Given the fact that Audi’s reputation has taken quite a hit as of late (via the Volkswagen Group scandal, of course), and that this PHEV model is a diesel one, I’m skeptical that the sales will be very good.

Audi Q7 e-tron phev

Audi Q7 e-tron phev

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7 thoughts on “Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro Details Surface

  • What, no mention of the magical electronics? As you said, I can’t imagine many people will buy these. At least I hope not.

  • That view of the drivetrain(s) without bodywork in the way gives a vivid idea of just how complex a modern ICE and gearbox is compared to the electric drive in the rear hidden under the battery pack and flanked for and aft by the ICE fuel tank and silencer (muffler).

  • Yawn. More blah blah blah on hi end luxury and high performance marginal EVs. PHEVs with less than 18 kWH of battery are nonsense especially in an SUV. Skip the ego trip and build something more practical.

    • Haha. I agree with you, but funny that we get this kind of thing when covering anything non-Tesla and we get complaints about Tesla coverage for covering so much genuinely exciting Tesla news. 😀

  • It would be interesting to see how much PR-damage Audi and the other companies in the VW-Group(who aren’t named VW) have taken. Interesting fact on the side the Chevy Volt has two electric motors one with 149hp and one with 74hp Now I am not sure how that translates into how much the car develops but since this here is an SUV I can’t help but think 126hp is a joke. Also I can’t help but feel like “0-60mph under 6seconds” is rather impossible with 126hp in an SUV.

  • Be interesting if this will make it to the US given that even the 3.0L TDI is suspect by the EPA. At this price level, if I have the money I’m more incline to get a Tesla Model X. (I have an A3 e-tron on order).

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