Audi Announces Full Specs And Pricing For Q7 e-tron TDI


The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI is the world’s first 6-cylinder, diesel, permanent AWD, plug in hybrid. It will be released in Germany in March and start from €80,500 ($88,000 USD)

The vehicle will premier in Australia later in the year. The odds of seeing this diesel PHEV ever coming to North America seem extremely slim.  The range of the PHEV is estimated at 55 km/35 miles via a 17.3 kWh battery.

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A look inside the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI

Though Audi hasn’t officially announced details, Mark Dahncke, Audi of America’s senior communications manager for product and technology, announced:

“We are confident it’s coming” to the States during the 2018 calendar year—and “perhaps even in 2017.” The decision on whether to use the 2.0-liter TSFI four-cylinder gasoline engine or the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel “is not decided yet.”

Of course we know that Mr. Dahncke, was hedging his knowledge of the Q7 e-tron release date, as a recent leak apparently pegs the launch specifically for October of 2017.

Most sources are placing their bets on the gasoline engine.


    • 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6
    • 94 kw electric motor
    • 8 speed automatic transmission
    • Combined output is 373 PS (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque
    • Top speed 225 km/h (140 MPH)
    • 130 mpg combined fuel consumption
    • 55 km (34.8 miles) range on electric only (NEDC)
    • 1,400 km (870 miles) in total range
    • 0-100 km/h (0-62 MPH) in 6.2 seconds
    • 17.3 kWh Lithium ion battery
    • CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km
    • Four hours and 45 minutes to a full charge from a standard outlet
    • Full LED headlamps
    • Virtual cockpit with Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and Wi-fi

The Q7 uses a new Predictive Energy Assistant that will cut diesel consumption. It will also utilize a heat pump that draws heat from the engine to more efficiently warm the cabin.

Unfortunately, due to the needed space for batteries, there will be no third row seating. Audi has also developed an app for controlling the vehicle remotely.

With pricing comparable to the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, it is surely not within reach as a standard family SUV.

Source: AE, Motoring, Green Car Reports

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13 Comments on "Audi Announces Full Specs And Pricing For Q7 e-tron TDI"

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Yeah, we really don’t need any more diesels here. It’s too expensive for me to care, anyway.

870 miles of total range…not very useful but one gets used to it. I have about 570 miles real world range now and it will require some self persuasion to go down, like to 300 (EV) miles…I will eventually do it, but not yet, not yet…I drive long distances a lot, around Europe.


128 hp to move something that heavy?

Specific energy at the pack level of only 86 Wh/kg, or about half of Tesla’s existing top line packs.

The 130 mpg number doesn’t seem right at all… I wonder how that number came about.

The same way Chevy got 230 mpg for the Volt .. by neglecting to report the electricity used (or the duty cycle of generator operation).

That’s not misleading at all!

Note that it’s truly MPG, not MPGe.

Should say something like: 400 Wh mile / 25 MPG (completely made up values).

It’s expected that many trips will be fully electric ending up with this real world milage. Does not count electric use.

Diesel … Ugh!!!

I wonder when everyone not named Tesla will stop building these pointless, redundant, overpriced dinosaurs… Car companies are terrified to go to a better model, Tesla won’t have to start worrying about real competition for a LONG time.

€80,500 price is not much different from Model X price and it has 870 miles range, so I don’t understand what are you complaining about. It has just average commuting distance long electric range, but it is obviously more practical to go anywhere long distance, go camping far from any chargers, tow, or put something on roof comparing to Model X. We don’t know what options will be included in base price.

This is a car from the same company that lied about emissions. If they can lie about emissions they can lie about range. Don’t recommend purchasing this car till real world tests are done on it.

If you have an affinity toward ICE then the differences between the Audi and the Model X would favor simply more range from the Audi. Most folks at this site aren’t really enchanted with driving 870 miles straight without stopping. My humans don’t drive that far without stopping. My 2012 Volt can go almost 400 miles without stopping, and you can save almost $100k over the Audi. Or spend the same amount and have a total performance machine with the Model X, and merely have to wait about 30 minutes to get 80% of your range back and continue on your merry way. Unless, of course, you need to race back onto the road to go 870 miles, then the Audi’s right in your wheel house..

Oh and by the way, if I spend a buck and change for a car it better not be running within a second of a Chevy Volt to 60..

This car is actually awesome as a PHEV, but has one problem…it is a large, family-sized SUV…THAT THEY HAD TO ELIMINATE THE THIRD ROW SEATS IN! When, I first saw the EV range specs against the Volvo XC90 T8, I thought “The XC90 really came up short” in comparison, but what’s the point of the larger SUV (over SUVs like the Xc60, Q5, X3) if the people hauling capacity ends up being the same. I’d still go for an XC90 T8 over this if I needed a vehicle in this size class.