As it stands, the system produces enviable power and economy. The net system output is rated at 367 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, which gives the full-size SUV the wherewithal to run from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. It manages this fleet turn of speed while sipping a claimed average of 2.5 L/100 kilometres.
It also has an electric-only driving range of up to 53 kilometres using the juice from its 17.3-kilowatt/hour lithium-ion battery. Of more interest is the fact the hybrid system actively taps into the navigation system’s data to predict which of the four driving modes will deliver the best use of energy.
With everything working towards producing the best efficiency, Audi says the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI Quattro has a total driving range of 1,020 kilometres. It goes on sale in Asia early next year.