Luxury, space and efficiency: The Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro

* Information on fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions as good as potency classes in ranges depending on a tires and amalgamate circle rims used.
** The common fuel expenditure values of all models named and accessible on a German marketplace can be found in a list supposing during a finish of this MediaInfo.

The foundation beginning during Audi is in full swing. Four new models with plug-in hybrid expostulate – in a Q5, A8, A6 and A7 Sportback indication lines – will entrance on a European marketplace in a second half of 2019 alone. The new Q7 TFSI e quattro** continues this series. The plug-in hybrid SUV bears a “TFSI e” logo.

Two appetite units and a quattro drivetrain: expostulate and transmission

Like any plug-in hybrid model, a Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro** relies on a appetite of a dual hearts. One of a brand’s many complicated engines serves as a explosion engine – a 3.0 TFSI. The turbocharged, polished V6 delivers an outlay of 250 kW (340 PS) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque. It is approved according to a Euro 6d-TEMP glimmer customary and is propitious with a gasoline particulate filter as standard. A henceforth vehement synchronous engine (PSM), that is characterized by a high appetite firmness and compress design, serves as a electric motor. The PSM, that delivers a rise outlay of 94 kW and 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft) of torque, is integrated in a housing of a eight-speed tiptronic. Together with a coupling, that connects a explosion engine to a drivetrain, it forms what is famous as a hybrid module.

The appetite for a electric engine is granted by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that is positioned underneath a luggage cell building and provides an appetite ability of 17.3 kWh during a voltage of 308 volts. Its 168 kaleidoscopic cells are divided into 14 modules that distortion on tip of any other on dual levels. The battery cooling system, that also covers a charger, forms a apart low-temperature circuit. If necessary, it can be connected to a coolant circuit for a atmosphere conditioning complement or a second low-temperature circuit, that cools a electric engine and appetite electronics. It translates a approach stream from a high-voltage battery (HV) into three-phase stream to appetite a electric motor. During recuperation, a electric engine functions as an alternator and feeds approach stream behind to a lithium-ion battery.

A discerning and uniformly changeable eight-speed tiptronic transfers a army of a dual motors around a quattro drivetrain to all 4 wheels. It is versed with an electric oil siphon that ensures lubrication in all doing states. The core of a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate is a core differential with quite automatic law that distributes a torque between a front and behind axles during a ratio of 40:60 in normal pushing operation. When required, it transfers a infancy of it to a spindle with a improved traction.

Two appetite levels: a Q7 60 TFSI e with 335 kW and a Q7 55 TFSI e with 280 kW

The conflicting designs of a electric engine concede Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro** business to name between dual appetite levels that differ in terms of their boost strategy, for example. The Q7 60 TFSI e quattro** achieves a complement outlay of 335 kW (456 PS) and has a complement torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; total electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 22.9–22.2; total CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64) – that’s 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) some-more than a TFSI generates alone. When both appetite units work together in boost mode, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.7 seconds and reaches an electronically singular tip speed of 240 km/h (155.3 mph). Up to speeds of 135 km/h (83.9 mph) a electric engine can beget a expostulate alone. The Q7 55 TFSI e quattro** delivers 280 kW (381 PS) and a complement torque of 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; total electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 22.4–21.9; total CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64). It sprints to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds. The electric engine can also beget a car’s expostulate alone adult to a speed of 135 km/h (83.9 mph), and a speed of 240 km/h (155.3 mph) can be reached in team-work with a explosion engine.

In electric operation, both Q7 variants grasp a same operation of adult to 43 kilometers in suitability with a WLTP procedure. In many countries and cities, their owners can advantage from taxation advantages or even suffer internal trade privileges such as giveaway parking or pushing in a train lane. In Germany, both plug-in hybrid models advantage from a association automobile law for electric cars: The automobile is taxed usually during a prosaic rate of 0.5% of a sum list price.

For limit efficiency: a predictive doing strategy

Whether we are pushing brief or prolonged distances, in a city, on nation roads or a highway: The hybrid government of a Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro** choses a best doing plan for any tour automatically. It is designed such that drivers can cover a vast territory of their daily journeys on electric power. The “EV” soothing pivotal in a reduce of a dual MMI displays allows them to confirm possibly and how they wish to adjust a communication of a dual appetite units during any time.

The SUV starts in entirely electric “EV” mode. A loudspeaker in a right circle arch emits a fake e-sound to advise pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. In suitability with a EU guidelines, this acoustic automobile alerting complement (AVAS) can be listened clearly adult to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) and gradually fades out as a speed increases. The gasoline engine is activated usually when a motorist depresses a right-hand pedal, a “active accelerator pedal,” over a specific turn of resistance.

“Hybrid” mode offers dual doing modes: “Auto” and “Hold”. In “Auto” mode, a predictive doing plan is activated automatically when track superintendence is started in a customary MMI navigation plus. The battery assign is widespread cleverly along a route, with vast electric portions in a city and in stop-and-go traffic. In many cases, a TFSI engine accelerates a automobile and a electric engine provides support as needed. When accelerating from low rotational speeds, for example, it bridges those tenths of a second that a turbocharger needs to build adult pressure, ensuring that a expostulate has a really extemporaneous response. Generally speaking, a predictive doing plan endeavors to expostulate as distant as probable on electric appetite and to use a accessible battery assign totally by a time a finish is reached.

A conflicting plan is used in “Hold” mode: In this case, a battery’s existent state of assign is kept during a stream turn with usually smallest fluctuations. This is finished by recuperating stop energy, i.e. recuperation and changeable a bucket prove – in other words, by means of targeted interventions in a government of a 3.0 TFSI. Following a long-distance tour that is driven a required way, for example, this allows a successive civic expostulate to be lonesome on quite electric power, i.e. though emissions and scarcely silent.

The vehicle’s doing plan skeleton a government of a drives and uses a accumulation of data, always with a aim of optimizing float comfort and shortening a appetite expenditure and CO2 emissions. When it comes to formulation long-distance journeys, it takes a length and form of a track as good as online trade information and a driver’s pushing impression into account. In a short-term forecast, that runs in parallel, a customary predictive potency support (PEA) complement contributes information from a evident sourroundings taken from a navigation data, for instance speed limits, forms of roads and ascending and downhill gradients. The information from a camera and radar that guard a trade forward is also enclosed here.

Even larger efficiency: freewheeling and recuperation

The phases in that a motorist takes their feet off a accelerator pedal are also critical for a potency of a Q7 with plug-in hybrid drive. The PEA takes over a law in such situations. In further to a navigation data, it also takes a stretch to a automobile in front into comment and afterwards decides between freewheeling with a TFSI switched off (“gliding”) and recuperation, i.e. a liberation of kinetic appetite and a acclimatisation into electric energy. In overshoot mode, a Q7 TFSI e quattro** can redeem adult to 25 kW of appetite and feed it behind to a lithium-ion battery.

When operated as an alternator, a electric engine performs all light and middle stop applications adult to 0.3 g, that make adult some-more than 90% of all deceleration processes in bland patron operation. The hydraulic circle brakes are activated usually in a box of heavier deceleration processes. Thanks to worldly excellent tuning, a transition, also famous as “blending,” between a electric and hydraulic brakes is probably imperceptible; a stop pedal always provides good feedback and can so be modulated precisely. During a stop application, a hybrid SUV achieves a recuperation appetite of adult to 80 kW.

When a discretionary adaptive journey support including a radar journey control is active, a PEA assists a motorist not usually with decelerating though also with fuel-efficient acceleration. If it is switched off, a motorist receives prompts that prove when it would be essential to take their feet off a right-hand pedal. The motorist feels an incentive in a active accelerator pedal and sees information displayed in a Audi practical cockpit (standard) and on a head-up arrangement (optional). Detailed symbols, e.g. for intersections, city signs and vehicles pushing in front, explain a reason for a rebate in speed.

In a Audi practical cockpit and on a arrangement of a customary doing complement MMI hold response, a motorist can perspective a accumulation of information on electric driving: appetite meter, operation and a stream appetite flows of a dual expostulate units. As a executive arrangement element, a appetite scale provides information on a limit electric opening as good as coasting or braking recuperation, for example.

Up to 7 float characters: a Audi expostulate name system

In further to a “EV” soothing key, a motorist of a Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro** can change a float impression during a second level: a Audi expostulate name system. The motorist can use a float profiles “comfort,” “efficiency,” “auto,” “dynamic,” “individual,” “allroad” (with a discretionary adaptive atmosphere suspension) and “offroad” to change a setup of a drive, atmosphere open cessation and steering.

Depending on a settings, a approach in that a drives work together changes when a motorist depresses a accelerator pedal. In a “dynamic” form of Audi expostulate name and in delivery mode “S,” a electric engine supports a 3.0 TFSI with a conspicuous boost duty for high levels of impetus and agility. When a feet is taken off a accelerator pedal, freewheeling is blocked in this setting; a electric engine so recuperates whenever a feet is taken off a right-hand pedal.

Sporty character: a Q7 60 TFSI e quattro

The Audi Q7 60 TFSI e quattro delivers a complement outlay of 335 kW (456 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of complement torque. Its sporty interest is reinforced by a customary S line extraneous with a full paint finish in a physique tone and distinguished pattern sum during a front and behind ends. The demeanour is finished by a black styling package and a Matrix LED headlights. Red stop calipers are commissioned behind a 20-inch wheels and a adaptive atmosphere cessation provides a good operation from frozen doing to gentle rolling.

The interior of a Q7 60 TFSI e quattro** facilities a interior S line/S line competition package. This includes competition seats with S line embossing, black headlining and aluminum inlays. When a doors are opened, LED lights in a doorway sills plan a 4 rings onto a ground. Most apparatus facilities are also accessible for a Audi Q7 55 TFSI e quattro** on request.

Convenient charging on a road

The charging hollow of a new plug-in variety is located in a behind territory of a left sidewall, conflicting a tank filler neck. The Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro** can be charged conveniently during open charging terminals while on a road, regulating a customary mode 3 wire with a form 2 connector. Upon request, Audi’s possess charging service, a e-tron Charging Service, provides entrance to some-more than 110,000 charging points in Europe. Customers can use a singular label to assign during terminals from countless conflicting providers.

Charge government from a couch: a myAudi app

The myAudi app allows business to use a services from a Audi bond portfolio on their smartphones. They can also check a battery and operation status, start charging processes, module a assign timer and perspective a assign and expenditure statistics. The charging stations are listed in both a app and a vehicle’s navigation system.

Another duty of a myAudi app is a pre-entry meridian control even before environment off. For this function, a compressor of a atmosphere conditioning complement and a customary thermoelectric heater upholder in a automobile use appetite from a high-voltage battery or a socket. Customers can establish how a interior should be exhilarated or cooled while a SUV is parked or a battery is being charged. Depending on a equipment, they can also activate a steering circle and chair heating as good as a chair movement regulating a pre-entry meridian control system, possibly around a myAudi app or around a timer in a vehicle.

The Audi Q7 60 TFSI e quattro** can now be systematic during a bottom cost of EUR 89,500 in Germany and a Audi Q7 55 TFSI e quattro** is accessible for a bottom cost of EUR 74,800. The marketplace introduction will start during a finish of 2019.

Fuel expenditure of a models listed
(Fuel consumption, CO2 glimmer total and potency classes given in ranges count on a tires/wheels used)

Audi Q7 60 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 3.0–2.8; Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 22.9–22.2; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 69–64

Audi Q7 55 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 3.0–2.8; Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 22.4–21.9; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 69–64