Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro Overview And Test Drive – Video

9 months ago by Mark Kane 8

A recent visit to the UK to test drive and review the new Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro was undertaken by TEVA (Toronto Electric Vehicle Association) last month.

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro | TEVAdrive

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro | TEVAdrive

The electrified version of the Q7 is expected to arrive in the U.S. and Canada in the next couple months – although Audi has been rather quiet of late regarding that timeline.

When it does arrive, a gasoline engine will replace the diesel setup found in Europe, however it will have tough competition from the growing number of premium plug-in SUVs now offered on the North American market.

“Here’s our first drive and impressions of AUDI’s TDI version of their Q7 e-tron. However, we drove it in the UK. So, the Canadian model may slightly differ. Enjoy!”

Specs:

  • System power  275 kW (373 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft), AWD
  • Drivetrain: 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel 190 kW (258 hp) of power and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque plus disk-shaped electric motor 94 kW and 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft) of torque, integrated into the eight-speed tiptronic
  • 0 to 62 miles (100 km/h) in 6 seconds
  • Top speed 140 mph (225 km/h)
  • Up to 34.8 miles (56 km) all-electric range
  • 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Total range more than 1,410 kilometers (876 miles) / 1.7 liters of diesel for every 100 kilometers (or 118 MPGe in the US)

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8 responses to "Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro Overview And Test Drive – Video"

  1. Rick says:

    Wow, that range is insane.

    1. Mikael says:

      Not really. It’s pretty normal for a diesel.

      My last diesel car a few years back did ~1000 miles on a tank. I never even learned which side the tank opening was on. 😛

  2. suresh says:

    diesel you say? O K.

  3. pjwood1 says:

    Inside EVs is too kind to Audi. The diesel snafu happened, followed by a commitment to right the environmental ship. Talk of this vehicle coming to the U.S. goes back at least 2 years, with the end result being like other Audi stories. Nothing happening:

    http://insideevs.com/audi-releases-details-gas-version-q7-e-tron-phev/

    Without images or discussion of a ~17kwh gas-powered PHEV Q7, we’re looking at more vapor.

  4. tom911 says:

    I got 1700 miles on my last tank of fuel in my X5 40 plug in 🙂

  5. trackdaze says:

    Correct me if im wrong but that battery 17.3kwhr is twice the size of the ones in the bmw x5e?

  6. CAB says:

    It is nice that we are seeing some larger PHEVs with more significant range (i.e. > 20) in the Q7, Chrysler Pacifica Mini Van, and the upcoming Cadillac CT6. Americans aren’t going to stop buying larger vehicles any time soon and ultimately EVs will have to bleed into this space to find buyers.

  7. richard says:

    One of my friends was looking at the BMW X5 phev, the Volvo XC90 T8 and this.

    I sat in one when I visited the local Audi dealer last month. It was nice, but the one on display was £75,000 (ouch!)
    They did not have an E-tron to do test drives in, only the standard diesel Q7.

    They have taken some orders, for business users, who will never plug them in, but want this model because of the tax incentives, which (probably) expire on the 31st March, so may not get the car in time.

    I have last years model of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

    A couple of weeks ago, my friend eventually bought a used (6 month dealer demo car?) new shape Outlander PHEV.