The 2015 Audi Q7 e-tron is celebrating its world debut at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2015. The new Q7 e-tron is a hybrid and joins the Audi R8 e-tron as the German firm’s second hybrid to debut at Geneva. We made sure to see it in person.
Beneath the skin, the 2015 Audi Q7 e-tron features a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine delivering a total of 373 hp and 700 Nm of torque when combined with the electric motor. As a result of this, the car will accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in a respectable 6 seconds and onto a top speed of 225 km/h. Beyond these impressive performance specs, the Audi Q7 e-tron averages just 1.7 litres of diesel per 100 km as well as fewer than 50 grams of CO2 emissions every kilometre. The pure electric range sits at 56 km.
The lithium-ion battery pack used by the 2015 Audi Q7 e-tron features 168 individual battery cells and is liquid cooled. It has a 17.3 kWh capacity and that helps achieve the aforementioned 56 km electric range. The total range of the Q7 e-tron is 1410 km.
Mated to this powertrain is an eight-speed tiptronic transmission which has been designed specifically to provide efficiency and low weight. It also combines a torque vectoring system and when combined with the active engine mounts, helps to ensure that the Q7 e-tron is a capable handler despite its size. While no weight figures have been revealed, it seems inevitable that it will tip the scales at more than other Audi Q7 variants.