Audi has expanded the new Q7 lineup in Asia with the introduction of the Q7 E-Tron 2.0 TFSI hybrid. The new SUV represents the first time the Four Rings has combined a turbocharged engine with a plug-in hybrid system and all-wheel drive and is far from the last Audi vehicle to use such a setup.
The powertrain is comprised of a 252 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 126 horsepower (94 kW) disc-shaped electric motor for a maximum output of 367 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The result, Audi says, is a three-row SUV that will accelerate from 0-62 in 5.9 seconds and achieve up to 94 miles per gallon. The total range will also stand at 633 miles, 33 of which are under electric power only.
Apart from the drivetrain, the rest of the Q7 TFSI is much of the same as we saw on the standard Q7 at the North America international Auto Show in Detroit. There’s Audi’s virtual cockpit system, its second-generation modular infotainment system, MMI navigation and more. All Q7 TFSI models come standard in top-level trim, but a heads-up display, tinted privacy glazing and a panoramic glass sunroof remain options.
The Q7 TFSI will be sold in Asian markets only, with the majority of its buyers predicted to come from China, Singapore and Japan.