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Audi unveils Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro at Auto Shanghai

After last week’s online reveal, the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro has made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2015. This version is addressed to Asian markets and instead of the Euro-spec 3.0 TDI engine it comes with a smaller 2.0 TFSI. In this application, the four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline motor develops 252 PS and 370 Nm while the electric motor churns an additional 128 PS and 350 Nm. This grants the plug-in hybrid SUV with a combined output of 367 PS and 700 Nm.

Audi says the hardware arrangement enables the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.9 seconds before the vehicle tops out at 137 mph (220 km/h). Perhaps even more important is the fuel consumption which stands at an astonishing 2.5 liters / 100 km so the vehicle emits less than 60 g/km.

It’s also great for short city commutes as the 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has enough juice for an all-electric range of 33 miles (53 km). For longer journeys, the hybrid setup enables the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro cover as much as 634 miles (1,020 km).

Sales of the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro are scheduled to kick off in 2016.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.