Audi Q7 e-tron To Get Gas (Not Diesel) Engine In U.S. Spec

MAR 29 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

Audi Q7 e-tron

Audi Q7 e-tron

The Audi Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid presented in Geneva is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel and eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.

As it turns out, such a configuration is scheduled only for Europe, while the US and China will get an Audi Q7 e-tron with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

Audi development boss Ulrich Hackenberg stated:

“We have a modular system that allows us to react to the different needs of the world.”

“In the U.S. we are having success with diesel cars. We are analyzing the market so maybe we will also have a diesel hybrid.”

The second plug-in hybrid from Audi after the A3 e-tron will go on sale in Germany in Spring of 2016. Launch timing for other markets wasn’t disclosed.

All-electric range on its 17.3 kWh battery is up to 34.8 miles (56 km).

Source: Automotive News Europe

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9 Comments on "Audi Q7 e-tron To Get Gas (Not Diesel) Engine In U.S. Spec"

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17.3 kWh battery? I think that’s the first reference I’ve seen to the Q7’s battery capacity. That’s a lot bigger than the other German PHEVs, as they tend to be 8-11 kWh. So 35 mile range looks indeed possible.

Yeah as far as PHEV’s go, pretty good for a VW. Almost as good as an ELR or VOLT.

SO how much??

With a times two behavior of the battery capacity from one model to the other we will finally arrive to the 100 miles ev range. Perhaps the next Porsche e Cayenne for instance, but then we are back to square millionaire only, so we are turning in circles. Yet another winning day for the oilies.

A 3 liter diesel in 2015! Yak.
What is the WHO thinking of that?

With a 2 liter gasoline engine it suddenly could become an interesting car! Too bad I live in Europe…

I saw a new diesel/gasoline high price ratio, with per gallon at $4.19 vs. $2.99 (in HI). Going with gas is smart, for operating cost. Same, with Volt going from Premium, to regular (crushing it, at 41mpg combined, despite the lower octane).

35mpg using dino-juice, give or take 5mpgs, still is pretty meaningless, to increasing your EV miles on the 17.3kwh that come with this car. That’s what matters, here. I just read it is to be 700 pounds lighter than the current Q7’s more SUV-like stance.

In Europe diesel cost is artificially turned upside down, it is by ways off tax difference sold at the pump at an even lower price than gasoline. 5 $/gallon versus 6 $/gallon.
So you pay less the more particulates you send in the city atmosphere. Fuzzy logic that is leaving Paris in the dust literally.

I assume this will be the same battery used across the new Audi plug-in line of cars (2016 Q5, etc.).

Finally a potential answer (Q5 plug-in) to those of us who are tired of waiting for GM to produce a plug-in SUV similar to the Volt we own and love.

No mention about AWD vs front only. I read somewhere the A3 etron will initially not be offered with AWD.

Hello, manufacturers… I want an AWD plug in that doesn’t cost $100k. Anyone?