First plug-in hybrid in the world equipped with engine V6 TDI and the traction of quattro, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro, has just arrived in Portugal, with prices from 93.330€. Value justified not only by the luxury, quality and strength offered in the product, as well as the more gains how are the 1.8 l/100 km advertised for consumption, aware of the possibility of travel up to 56 km with no emissions.
According to the model of the family e-tron, a designation by which today are known the models the plug-in hybrids from Audi, as is the case of the A3 with the same name, the Audi Q7 e-tron represents the materialization of some of the most advanced technologies developed by the manufacturer of Ingolstadt. They came to make this giant of the asphalt a car even more attractive.
in the Meantime and after the presentation to the international media at the end of 2015, an event in which Digital Diary was present, and, behold, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro will be available also in Portugal, although not exactly with the aim of make volume or boost sales, but mainly to prove that the innovation capacity and potential of the technological advances achieved in recent years by the manufacturer.
among the numerous aspects able to surprise, highlighting to the 373 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque advertised, together, by the turbodiesel V6 3.0 liters and the electric motor, the latter supported in a lithium ion battery 17.3 kWh, placed under the floor of the luggage compartment (which is why this version can only offer five places… when in Portugal is the version of seven that brings together more than 90% of sales!), and that allow to model, for example, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6,2 seconds, so as to achieve the maximum speed (advertised) 225 km/h. All of this, with consumption in the trajectory matched that of the brand fixed at not more than 1.8 l/100 km, allowing an autonomy of approximately 1,400 kilometres – including the approximately 56-km that the model can perform in a mode exclusively electric.
As for the battery, which can be charged through a simple electrical outlet or charging stations already exist in various parts of the Country (the cables are part of the standard equipment), needing to do this about two and a half hours, account is still with the argument extra is the factory warranty of eight years or 160.000 km. Basically, twice the years and miles advertised for the car.
Regarding the equipment, highlighted by the fact that the more efficient of the Q7 arise in Portugal with headlights, LED, navigation system MMI plus with MMI all-in-touch, Audi virtual cockpit (with the possibility of a specific layout), Audi connect with Internet connection across the LTE module’s high-speed, Audi connect safety & service and Audi connect e-tron. Which, in conjunction with the app, Audi MMI connect, allows you to control remotely, via a smartphone, the process of load and temperature control in the passenger compartment, as well as access to data relating to previous trips.
In Portugal, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is now available for sale, with prices starting from 93.330€.