Audi has revealed details of its upcoming plug-in hybrid, the Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro.

The popular Q7 SUV has been revealed with hybrid technology onboard, meaning that it is now being offered with a 94kW motor alongside a V6 diesel engine. This means that although it can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds, it can also return 156mpg and reach an all-electric range of 34 miles.

The e-tron is the first plug-in hybrid model for Audi, and is due to be fully revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. UK orders will then commence in May. Prices are due to start at around £65,000.

An impressive feature that the e-tron incorporates is predictive efficiency assistant, which works by assessing the upcoming route and adapting the car to produce the lowest possible emissions in built-up areas. The car will also let the driver know when would be a good time to reduce speed, such as before bends or approaching the entrance to towns.

The e-tron will be capable of being charged at the owner’s home, with its battery able to be replenished through an ordinary plug.

Inside, the e-tron features MMI navigation and Audi’s virtual cockpit, as well as Apple Car Play or Google Android Auto, which allows drivers to fully sync their phone to the car’s infotainment.

Although the new Q1 e-tron features just five seats compared to the standard car’s seven, interior space is still high, with plenty of boot room – ideal for active families.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

February 25, 2016

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