2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
The VW subsidiary Audi is continuing the electrification strategy with its models. The new Q7 has two new plug-in hybrids.
For example, there is a 3.0 liter TFSI engine with two power levels from the newly launched luxury SUV. The top version of the SUV is offered as a 60 TFSI with 456 hp. In the weaker version, the 55 TFSI delivers 381 hp.
The top version has a maximum system torque of 700 Nm. In boost mode, it sprints to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and enables a top speed of 240 km / h. In electric mode, speeds of up to 135 km / h are possible. Both engines are equipped with an 8-speed Tiptronic that directs the power to all four wheels.
Electric range at just 43 kilometers
The 55 TFSI e quattro provides a system torque of 600 Nm and takes 0.2 seconds longer for the sprint to 100 km / h. Here, too, a top speed of 240 km / h or 135 km / h is possible with the electric motor. The consumption of both vehicles is given as 3.0 to 2.8 liters per 100 kilometers in a third mix. This corresponds to a CO2 value of 69 to 64 g / km.
The range in electric mode is just 43 kilometers for both variants. The electricity for the e-machine comes from a lithium-ion battery built into the underbody with a capacity of 17.3 kWh. In Germany, both plug-in hybrid models from Audi can benefit from the company car regulation: You only have to pay tax on a monetary benefit of 0.5 percent of the gross list price.
Market launch at the end of the year
The range of the two Audis is very modest compared to the Mercedes GLE 350 de Coupé just presented: The SUV from the Swabians has an electric range of over 100 kilometers.
The price list at Audi starts at 74,800 euros for the weaker variant, the more powerful hybrid drive is available from 89,500 euros. The market launch of both models will start at the end of the year. Audi offers a total of six different drives for its luxury SUV. With their electrification strategy, the Ingolstadt-based company is trying to meet the EU's strict CO2 limit values. They provide for a CO2 limit of 95 g / km by 2021. If this fleet target is not met, manufacturers must pay fines.
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