Audi has published the first video depicting the Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro which originally premiered at the beginning of March during the Geneva Motor Show. The first generation of the Q7 was never offered as a plug-in hybrid, but now you can get it with the e-tron badge which combines a 6-cylinder 3.0 TDI turbodiesel engine with an electric motor, 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and a lithium-ion battery that has a 17.3 kWh capacity.
The combustion engine is capable of delivering 258 PS (190 kW) and a massive torque of 600 Nm (442 lbs) while the electric motor provides an additional 128 PS (94 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro has a combined output of 373 PS (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) which is enough muscle for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in a mere six seconds before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h).
Audi says their Q7 plug-in hybrid will consume only 1.7 liters / 100 km (138 mpg US / 166 mpg UK) and emit less than 50 g/km. You can also drive it in electric mode for as much as 56 km (34.8 miles) and in hybrid mode it can travel for up to 1,410 km (876.1 miles).