Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro
2.0-liter turbo engine
Audi has announced the Q7
e-tron will be offered in United States and China with a gasoline engine.
Currently on display at the Geneva Motor Show, the Q7 e-tron
is Audi's second production plug-in hybrid after the A3
Sportback e-tron. It marries a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbodiesel engine with
an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery but only for the European version
as Audi has announced the Q7 e-tron set to be commercialized in United States
and China will make use of a gasoline engine.
The company's development boss Ulrich Hackenberg said during
a press event at the Geneva Motor Show that a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged
gasoline engine will be used for those two markets, adding that the
diesel-powered version could still make it to U.S. later on if there will be
Audi says the diesel Q7 e-tron will sit on top of the range so
it will be more expensive than the Q7 4.2 TDI which in Germany kicks off at
76,100. It will go on sale next spring while the gasoline version will
probably arrive a few months later.