Audi has released a new video in which they explain how the plug-in hybrid system works in the Q7 e-tron quattro. It’s the first diesel electric hybrid model released by the German marque and is motivated by a six-cylinder 3.0 TDI engine working together with an electric motor incorporated into the eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. The conventional engine puts out 258 HP (190 kW) whereas the electric motor generates an additional 94 kW to grant the vehicle with a combined output of 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
When driven in hybrid mode, the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in only 6 seconds while in electric mode it needs 6.1 seconds to get from 0 to 37 mph (60 km/h). In electric model, the full-size SUV will hit a top speed of 139.8 mph (225 km/h) while in hybrid mode it has an average fuel consumption of 1.7 liters / 100 km (138.4 mpg) with 50 g/km of CO2 emissions. Running solely on electric power, the model will have a maximum range of up to 34.8 miles (56 km) before the 17.3 kWh lithium-ion batteries are fully depleted.
The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro and the rest of the versions will go on sale this spring, with pricing for the base model kicking off at around €61,000. Deliveries are slated to commence this summer.