After an online reveal the other day, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is now being showcased in Geneva. The Ingolstadt-based automaker announced an e-tron version of its flagship SUV when the conventional-powered model came out a few months ago and now the car can be seen in the metal at the Swiss auto show featuring just about the same exterior design.
However, it does have a slightly different front grille and updated air intakes while at the back in hosts a reworked diffuser. It has also gained more aerodynamic 19-inch alloys and on the inside the standard MMI navigation plus will work closely with the hybrid setup to use the navigation data as well as the real-time traffic info in order to detect and select the most fuel efficient mode available given the road conditions.
The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is equipped with a six-cylinder turbodiesel 3.0-liter engine working closely with an electric motor as well as a lithium-ion battery pack. It can provide a combined output of 373 HP (275 kW) and a generous peak torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). Despite its sheer size and weight, the hybridized full-size SUV has an average fuel consumption of just 1.7 liters / 100 km and will run exclusively on electric power for as much as 56 km before running out of battery juice while a full recharge takes 2h 30min when using a rapid charger.
If you are more interested in performance, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro won’t disappoint as it runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in as little as 6 seconds and tops out at 139 mph (225 km/h).