A plug-in hybrid version of the new Q7 SUV is coming next year, but Audi is yet to be confirmed what engine will be used for the component to the vehicle internal combustion. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Audi Q7 shown a plug-in hybrid with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel. Now, the automaker unveiled a version with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol turbo mill.
The latest version is called the e-tron quattro Q7 2.0 TFSI (the previous was a Q7 e-tron quattro 3.0 TDI), and right now it’s only been confirmed for a few select Asian markets such as China, Japan and Singapore. The disposal of plug-in hybrid system is common to diesel-based model unveiled in Geneva. Internal combustion engine is at the front, while an electric motor disc shaped is interposed between the engine and the automatic transmission eight vehicle speeds. The reader is then routed to all four wheels via quattro all-wheel drive system.
Drive may come from either the electric motor or engine, but by working together the peak output is an impressive 367 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque. That’s enough for 0-62mph acceleration in just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph little less.
Audi Q7 says the e-tron quattro 2.0 TFSI will return a fuel economy of 94.1 mpge and all-electric mode should be able to cover about 33 miles. With both the engine and the engine operation, total travel amounts to 633 miles. The vehicle battery is a lithium-ion 17.3 kWh unit, and as with most plug-in hybrid vehicle battery can be charged at home or on the run using the engine brake regeneration or the energy (mainly motor rotates a generator, to help slow the vehicle while charging the battery).
Use parameter most extreme regenerative vehicle, the electric motor starts energy recovery as soon as the driver releases the accelerator. The driver can gradually influence the degree of recovery using the shift paddles on the steering wheel, as in the Cadillac ELR and new PHEV CT6. According to Audi, most of the braking is done via the electric motor to drive typical with conventional hydraulic brakes used only for moderate or sharper deceleration.
A component of the added efficiency of note is a heat pump. Specially developed for the plug-in hybrid Q7 family, this function allows the waste heat of the electric motor and a battery to be available in the cabin. This reduces energy consumption, and strengthens overall range. (1214)