Sharing the spotlight in Frankfurt with the A3 Sportback e-tron quattro, the second generation Q7 is being showcased at the auto event in the same e-tron quattro specification.
Right from the start it should be specified we are looking at the European version of the model which originally debuted back in March at the Geneva Motor Show and won’t go on sale until the spring of 2016. It uses a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder TDI engine working together with an electric motor to ensure a combined output of 373 PS (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. That should be enough for a 0-100 km/h run in 6 seconds and a 225 km/h top speed.
Despite its sheer size and weight, the Euro-spec Q7 e-tron quattro needs just 1.7 liters / 100 km and thanks to the lithium-ion battery it can travel for as much as 56 km before running out of energy. With the gas tank and battery full, the full-size electrified SUV from Ingolstadt can travel for as much as 1,410 km.
Keep in mind there’s also a second version for United States and Asian markets that uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TFSI engine working with an electric motor to grant a combined output of 367 PS (270 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). It runs the 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.9 seconds and a 220 km/h top speed.
It’s a little bit thirstier as it requires 2.5 liters / 100 km and has CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km. The electric range stands at 53 km while the total range is quoted to be 1,020 km.
This one too is programmed to hit the market sometime in 2016.