The electrification initiative at Audi is in full swing. Four new models with plug-in hybrid drive – in the Q5, A8, A6 and A7 Sportback model lines – has been launched. The new Q7 TFSI e quattro continues this series. The plug-in hybrid SUV bears the “TFSI e” logo.
Q7 Drive and transmission
Like every plug-in hybrid model, the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro relies on the power of its heart. One of the brand’s most modern engines serves as the combustion engine – the 3.0 TFSI. The turbocharged, refined V6 delivers an output of 250 kW (340 PS) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque.
The power for the electric motor is supplied by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that is positioned under the luggage compartment floor and provides an energy capacity of 17.3 kWh at a voltage of 308 volts.
For maximum efficiency: the predictive operating strategy
Whether you are driving short or long distances, in the city, on country roads or the highway: The hybrid management of the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro chooses the optimum operating strategy for each journey automatically.
It is designed such that drivers can cover a large section of their daily journeys on electric power. The “EV” soft key in the lower of the two MMI displays allows them to decide whether and how they want to adjust the interaction of the two power units at any time.
The SUV starts in fully electric “EV” mode. A loudspeaker in the right wheel arch emits a synthetic e-sound to warn pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. In accordance with the EU guidelines, this acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS) can be heard clearly up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) and gradually fades out as the speed increases. The gasoline engine is activated only when the driver depresses the right-hand pedal, the “active accelerator pedal,” beyond a specific level of resistance.
“Hybrid” mode offers two operating modes: “Auto” and “Hold”. In “Auto” mode, the predictive operating strategy is activated automatically when route guidance is started in the standard MMI navigation plus.
The battery charge is spread intelligently along the route, with large electric portions in the city and in stop-and-go traffic.
Charge management from the couch: the myAudi app
The myAudi app allows customers to use the services from the Audi connect portfolio on their smartphones. They can also check the battery and range status, start charging processes, program the charge timer and view the charge and consumption statistics. The charging stations are listed in both the app and the vehicle’s navigation system.
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Another function of the myAudi app is the pre-entry climate control even before setting off. For this function, the compressor of the air conditioning system and the standard thermoelectric heater booster in the vehicle use power from the high-voltage battery or the socket.
Style And Substance
All V-6 Q7s arrive with the second-generation of Audi Virtual Cockpit, navigation, and a trial subscription to Audi Connect, the automaker’s suite of travel-related apps, including info for traffic, parking, calendars, and Yelp.
There’s also a heap of driver assistance systems to ensure both car and family arrives unbruised, starting with standard automatic wipers and frontal collision warning. Of course, start ticking order form boxes, and the Q7 arrives with electronic bubble wrap like adaptive cruise, traffic sign recognition, night vision assist, head-up display, active lane assist, collision avoidance, and rear-cross traffic alert.
Customers can determine how the interior should be heated or cooled while the SUV is parked or the battery is being charged. Depending on the equipment, they can also activate the steering wheel and seat heating as well as the seat ventilation using the pre-entry climate control system, either via the myAudi app or via the timer in the vehicle.
- New turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6
- 44 lb-ft more torque than outgoing supercharged V-6
- New front and rear bumper design
- Interior upgrades from Audi Q8
- Excellent handling for size and segment
- Strong acceleration, great power
- Best interior design in the biz
ENGINE 3.0L 24-valve turbocharged V-6/335 hp @ 5000 – 6400
rpm, 369 lb-ft @ 1370 – 4500 rpm
The Audi Q7 60 TFSI e quattro can now be ordered at a base price of EUR 89,500 or 15,900,000 Pakistani Rupees and it is available in the market.