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Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro Details Surface

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.

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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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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


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