Audi announces €80,500 starting price for Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro in Germany, drops massive gallery

Audi will start selling the Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro in Europe next spring and they are asking €80,500 in Germany.

The first ever e-tron version of the Q7 made its debut back in March at the Geneva Motor Show and will be sold on the old continent with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine paired to an electric motor to offer a combined output of 373 PS and 700 Nm. Despite its sheer size and weight, Audi says the plug-in hybrid SUV completes the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) task in just 6 seconds and tops out at a more than decent 225 km/h (140 mph).

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The fuel consumption numbers are borderline incredible as the Q7 e-tron (Euro-spec) will apparently consume just 1.7 liters / 100 km (almost 139 mpg US) and emit a mere 46 g/km. Featuring a 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, the hybridized SUV can even be operated as a pure electric vehicle for up to 56 km (35 miles). Used as a hybrid, the Q7 e-tron will be able to travel for as much as 1,400 km (870 miles) before running out of diesel and battery juice.

It should be mentioned Audi’s engineers developed a new quattro all-wheel drive arrangement specifically for this model which comes exclusively with an 8-speed tiptronic transmission.

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Audi has prepared a second version of the Q7 e-tron tailored American and Asian markets with a 2.0 TFSI engine coupled to an electric motor to generate a combined 367 PS and 700 Nm. As expected, this one is a bit more thirsty as it will need 2.5 liters / 100 km (94 mpg US), but it’s still very impressive. This one runs the 0-100 km/h journey in 5.9 seconds and can do 220 km/h (137 mph) while CO2 emissions stand at less than 60 g/km.

Adrian Padeanu

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