While we showed you the Audi A6 e-tron which returns 45.44 km/l, here is another petrol-electric hybrid from the Ingolstadt based carmaker. The Audi Q7 e-tron will make its debut at the Shangai Motor Show. This will also mark the first time that the company has combined a TFSI plug-in hybrid with the Quattro all-wheel drive system. According to the measurement method specified in China for PHEVs, the q7 e-tron TFSI 2.0 can cover up to 53 kilometers solely on the electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery – quietly, powerfully and with zero local emissions. Total range is a whopping 1,020 kilometers.
The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro has enough grunt to embarass some D segment sedans. Its 2.0 TFSI and electric when working in tandem crank out 367 hp and 700 Nm of torque which propel the big SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and make it reach a top whack of 220 km/h. The electric motor is incorporated into the eight-speed tiptronic transmission and produces 126 hp out of the total 367 hp.
The Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI will be differentiated from other Q7 by new designs for the single frame grille, the air inlets, the 19-inch or optional 20-inch wheels and the rear diffuser. On the inside, standard equipment will include the Audi virtual cockpit, automatic air-conditioning and satellite navigation.
The new Q7 e-tron quattro is equipped with the new two-phase charging technology that permits charging with up to 7.2 kW of power. Depending on the infrastructure and with a correspondingly high-powered industrial outlet and charging cable, the customer can fully charge the battery in around 2.5 hours.