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Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro announced for Asian markets

The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro has made its online debut and is now heading to Auto Shanghai 2015 which starts next week. While the European model has a 6-cylinder 3.0 TDI engine, this one comes with a smaller 4-cylinder 2.0 TFSI motor which is capable of developing 252 PS and 370 Nm. It works together with an electric motor that puts out 128 PS and 350 Nm, thus granting the plug-in hybrid SUV with a combined output of 367 PS and 700 Nm.

Audi hasn’t said anything about the car’s weight but chances are it surpasses the 2,000 kg mark but even so it manages to be quite quick as the 0-100 km/h run is done in just 5.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 220 km/h. It’s very economical as well as the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro will consume a mere 2.5 liters / 100 km which equates to CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km.

It can be driven in electric mode for as much as 53 km thanks to a lithium-ion battery pack which has a 17.3 kWh capacity. When used as a hybrid, the model can cover up to 1,020 km which makes it a great choice for long trips. A full recharge of the batteries takes only two and a half hours thanks to the built-in two-phase technology granting charging with up to 7.2 kW.

Sales of the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro are programmed to begin next year.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.