PHOTO CAPTION: Audi Q7 E-tron Quattro world feature 369HP diesel engine with electric drive.

Audi Q7 to Get Diesel Electric Hybrid SUV Option in 2015

Audi Q7 E-tron Quattro will likely be priced comparable to similar diesel plug-in from Volvo at around $70K

Published: 19-Dec-2014

Audi will introduce a new more powerful, lighter and more fuel-efficient version of its Q7 sports utility vehicle at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January. Here’s the big news for plug-in fans: the new Q7 will be offered with a powerful one-two combination of plug-in capability and a 3-liter V-6 diesel engine.

The Audi Q7 E-tron Quattro—which will come sometime after the no-plug gas-powered version arrives in early 2015—will be a beast of an SUV: cranking 369 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque from the diesel-electric combo.

In Perspective


2015 Audi A3 e-tron electric hybrid

Automobile magazine's Michael Jordan, not the basketball star, reviews the 2015 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback after zipping around So. Cal's Pacific coastline.

Illustration of Audi All-Road Shooting Brake concept with e-tron electric hybrid drive.

The compact crossover concept would be offered with three different powerplant options including the e-tron electric hybrid drive rated at the equivalent of 123.8 mpg.

Audi A3 e-tron charging port in front grill.

David Undercoffler concludes the A3 e-tron's success will depend on how Audi prices the electric hybrid that has an EV-range of up to 30+ miles.


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