The first ever plug-in hybrid model from the Audi Q family has been specifically designed for the European buyers.
Full details of the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI were recently released. The Audi Q7 e-tron will be officially launched at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Q7 e-tron is a full-size plug-in hybrid SUV.
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The SUV can travel 55km on pure-electric power and can average just 1.8L/100km. Audi has released full details of its new plug-in hybrid version. The Audi Q7 e-tron is a big SUV which features a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine.
The engine of the Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI is combined with a 94kW electric motor. According to Audi the Q7 e-tron generates an impressive 275kW/700Nm. It sees the hybrid Q7 jump to 100km/h, from rest, in just 6.2 seconds.
The Audi Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid is capable of travelling up to 55km on pure-electric power alone. Needless to say the electric power train is adequate for most people’s commute.
The Audi Q7 e-tron only takes four hours and 45 minutes to charge the17.3kWh lithium ion battery. The charging can be carried out from a standard plug socket.
According to Audi the Q7 e-tron has real-world efficiency called Predictive Efficiency Assistant. The new fuel-saving feature cuts diesel consumption by 10%.
The fuel saving system uses data from the satnav and live information. It also alerts the driver when to reduce speed to save fuel.
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The system also calculates when to switch the Q7’s eight-speed automatic into its free-wheeling mode. The Audi Q7 e-tron will be priced in Europe from around $120,000. The Audi Q7 e-tron will arrive in Europe by March 2016.