Audi revealed the Asia-exclusive 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April, which we turn our focus towards today.
This is the first time that Audi has paired a TFSI plug-in hybrid powertrain with its signature quattro all-wheel drive system. The plug-in hybrid model features specially designed singleframe grille, air inlets, 19-inch wheels (20-inch wheels optional) and rear diffuser. There are other small but notable visual changes in the exterior, like the underbody guard for instance, but overall it’s mostly like the standard second-generation Q7.
The hybrid powertrain comprises a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine and a disc-shaped electric motor. The petrol engine churns out 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, while the electric motor generates 94 kW (126 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. A net power output of 367 hp and 700 Nm of torque allows the plug-in hybrid to reach from 0 to 100 km/h in in 5.9 seconds, and hit a top speed of 220 km/h.
The electric motor gets power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The battery consists of 168 cells and has a capacity of 17.3 kWh. Measured as per the Chinese specified method, the PHEV does not consume more than 2.5 litres of petrol per 100 km. The electric-only driving range of this plug-in hybrid Q7 is 53 km, while the total driving range is 1,020 km.
The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro is developed specially for China, Singapore and Japan and will be launched in 2016.