The recently unveiled Audi Q7 e-tron will be offered in the United States and in China with a gasoline burner under its hood.
The German based automaker Audi is currently planning on introducing the new Q7 e-tron Quattro Plug-in Hybrid with a gasoline engine under its hood in markets such as the United States and China. The model in question has been announced by Ulrich Hackenberg, the company’s development boss, during a press event at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and this will be adopting a 4-cylinder 2.0 liter gasoline unit in the two markets, dropping the 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine from the current Q7 e-tron.
The brand new Audi Q7 e-tron currently on display in Geneva has a 3.0 liter TDI engine under its hood, which is backed up by an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The total output produced by this assembly stands at 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The model can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 6.0 seconds and it has a top speed of 225 km/h (139 mph) and it will be burning 1.7 liters of fuel every 100 km, or the equivalent of 166 mpg UK / 138 mpg US. This can apparently travel on electricity alone for up to 56 km (35 miles) and it has a total range of up to 1,410 km (876 miles). Recharging the battery will take just 2.5 hours from a rapid charger.
Source: Automotive News Europe