The 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron had its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The German automaker has now announced that the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid variant of the second generation Q7 will go on sale in early 2016 in Netherlands. The plug-in hybrid variant’s final pricing is not known at this moment, but the company says that the figure will be around €85,000. Its deliveries will commence in Q1 2016. Sales in Germany will commence in Spring 2016.
Interested Dutch customers will get an exclusive preview of the Q7 e-tron this month. The company has arranged 33 dealer previews this month to rake in the bookings.
The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro’s plug-in hybrid powertrain comprises a 3.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine and an electric motor that produce together 275 kW (373 hp) and 700 Nm of torque. The combustion engine alone produces 190 kW (258 hp) and 600 Nm of torque, while the disk-shaped electric motor generates 94 kW (126 hp) and 350 Nm of torque individually. The electric motor is powered by a 17.3-kWh lithium-ion battery that consists of 168 battery cells.
The plug-in hybrid variant can be driven for 56 km on electric power alone and 1,410 km overall. It delivers an exceptional fuel economy of 58.82 km/l. CO2 emissions rating stands below 50 g/km. The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds flat and hit a top speed of 225 km/h.