Audi Q7 e‑tron 3.0 TDI Quattro & A3 e-tron At 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

SEP 16 2015 BY MARK KANE 6

Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

The 300+ mile, e-tron Quattro Concept utility vehicle unveiled at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) grabbed most of the attention for Audi.

But also on the Audi stage were two other plug-in hybrids: A3 e-tron and Q7 e‑tron quattro (3.0 TDI for European market).

And while A3 e-tron is already on the market, the plug-in Q7 (3.0 TDI in Europe and 2.0 TFSI in Asia and US) still awaits its introduction in 2016.

“The Q7 e‑tron 3.0 TDI quattro is the first TDI plug-in hybrid with quattro drive from Audi. With 275 kW (373 hp) of system power, it accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.0 seconds. Its NEDC fuel consumption is 1.7 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km (138.4 US mpg), and it can be driven up to 56 km (34.8 mi) all-electrically – quietly, powerfully and with zero local emissions.”

Key data:

  • 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 6.0 seconds
  • Top speed 140 mph (225 km/h)
  • Up to 34.8 miles (56 km) all-electric range (we expect this to net out to around 27-28 miles of “real world”/EPA driving)
  • 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)
Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

Audi A3 e-tron:

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

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6 Comments on "Audi Q7 e‑tron 3.0 TDI Quattro & A3 e-tron At 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show"

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Please install this powertrain in an A6 avant or All-road and I’m in.. Q7 not my thing

This powertrain is a conventional AWD system that has all the same efficiency penalty that those systems normally have. In a smaller vehicle with less off-road expectations, they should implement a through the road hybrid system (like Volvo) that has a small motor-generator in the FWD ICE drivetrain and a separate stronger electric motor on the rear axle. This is a technically superior system.

V6 Diesel + electric = interesting combination that nobody else is doing, curious to see the pricing vs. XC90 plug-in

I think the V60 PHEV I-4 Diesel + Electric is just as interesting and likely technically superior due to e-AWD instead of old-school traditional AWD.

I would absolutely buy the Q7 e-tron IF Audi brought the diesel PHEV to the US. That would be a towing workhorse and allow me to use a single SUV instead of having a pickup for towing and an SUV for daily driving. I am not convinced the gasoline engine could handle the slack when the battery runs low on a large hill climb, towing a heavy trailer. I think that is a deal breaker for me. Bring me a diesel PHEV SUV and I will buy it tomorrow! Audi is so close, but so far! Ship diesel to USA! Special order?

do not want