Plug-in hybrid with 34-mile electric-only range and 156mpg capability makes Swiss curtain call before UK ordering begins in May

  • First plug-in hybrid model from the Audi Q family for the European market
  • Expected to open for order in the UK in May priced at circa £65,000 OTR
  • Spacious five-seater with SUV agility and remarkable hybrid efficiency

New product teasers, rumours or news from the Four Ringed Brand are coming thick and fast at the moment and today is no exception and the Audi Q7 e-tron will soon be a familiar sight on UK roads, albeit often without a familiar sound as it travels in near silence for up to 34 miles under electric power alone. Ahead of next week’s Geneva Motor Show, in which the premium plug-in hybrid will play a starring role on the Audi stand, pricing for the German market has just been confirmed ready for ordering to commence in March. The UK will follow suit in May, with pricing set to start in the region of £65,000 OTR.

Combining a powerful V6 TDI engine with a 94kW electric motor and quattro all-wheel-drive, the Q7 e‑tron 3.0 TDI quattro sets standards with 275 kW (373 hp) of system power and 700 Nm (516.3 lb‑ft) of system torque. It accelerates from a standing start to 62mph in 6.2 seconds and returns up to 156.9mpg based on NEDC test results. Its lithium-ion battery can be charged from the socket and stores 17.3 kWh. With its electric range of up to 34 miles, the SUV delivers compromise-free everyday mobility.

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