The brand new Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI will go on sale in Europe next spring and is going to cost €80,500 in Germany. It looks pretty much the same as a regular Q7, but has an entirely different powertrain as underneath the familiar skin is a TDI V6 3.0-liter engine with 258 PS and 600 Nm that works together with an electric motor to enable a combined output of 373 PS and 700 Nm sent to a newly developed quattro all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed tiptronic transmissions. This hardware setup enables the plug-in hybrid Q7 cover the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just six seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro aims to provide a fuel consumption of just 1.7 liters / 100 km which corresponds to 138.4 mpg US or 166 mpg UK and 46 g/km of CO2 emissions. The full-size SUV from Ingolstadt can be driven solely on electric power for up to 56 km (35 miles) thanks to its 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery while the total range in hybrid mode stands at approximately 1,400 km (870 miles).
Among the optional goodies on offer we mention the matrix LED headlights and a fancy Bang & Olufsen audio system with 1,920-watt power and no less than 23 speakers.