Audi releases first video with Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro

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).

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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).

Adrian Padeanu

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