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Audi Releases Details On Gas Extended Version Of Q7 e-tron PHEV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Xpress, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Xpress

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    Audi Releases Details On Gas Extended Version Of Q7 e-tron PHEV

    Specs:

    • 2.0 four-cylinder petrol engine 185 kW (252 hp) of power and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque
    • eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission
    • disk-shaped electric motor 94 kW and 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft) of torque integrated into the transmission
    • total system power 270 kW (367 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of system torque
    • 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds
    • top speed 220 km/h 137 mph)
    • 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    • all-electric range 53 kilometers (32.9 mi)
    • consuming just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.1 US mpg) – method specified in China for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV)
     
  2. 30seconds

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    I think this part is important
    "28.3 – 41.3 US mpg"

    Although better than a current Q7 (19-28 mpg) it really isn't a massive advantage when compared to the complexity of the overall drive system. Keeping a normal audi running more than a four or five years past warranty is an expensive proposition (scheduled maintenance can run into the thousands of dollars depending on service interval), I wouldn't even want to imagine what this would be like.

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    and it's likely going to be heavier and have less cargo room than the normal Q7. and cost more.
     
  3. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I'm going to pick nits and split hairs now.
    When the the thing has an 8 speed automatic transmission, and the electric motor is less than 40% of the hp of the ICE and integrated into the transmission - I don't think it is a "gas extended" anything, it is a hybrid.
    Dogma police!
     
  4. Breezy

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    More generally, it's often argued here that there is no such thing as a gas extended anything period.
    But yes, with a 94 kW electric motor vs. 270 kW total system power, I think all can agree this is a plug-in hybrid pure and simple.
     
  5. gregincal

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    Actually except for the Diesel version (which has quite a bit less power than the hybrid), the normal Q7 gets 16-22 mpg.
     
  6. brianman

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    "Totally unacceptable for the Autobahn. How can they look themselves in the mirror every morning with such a vehicle?"
     
  7. mnx

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    The Q7 e-tron has a larger battery and a more powerful electric motor than the Volvo XC90 T8 or the BMW x5 40e. Based on that it's my favourite electricified SUV out there (except for the Model X of course). Will be interesting to see how price and availability compares between the two.
     

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