2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron quattro : hybrid versions of the new crossover

Do not have time to discuss the observers provided in the framework of the international motor show in Detroit is a novelty in the face of the long-awaited new generation 2018-2019 Audi Q7, the German auto giant came to the exhibition in Geneva.

It was first shown an interesting modification of the SUV, equipped with a hybrid power plant. It should be noted that the 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron is a specific branch, and not just one of the variations of the standard vehicle equipment.

Because hybrid deserves a separate review, which we will gladly prepare for their readers.

We can not say that the machine is greatly changed in appearance or has received some unusual innovations inside. But still some finishing touches on the background isolated hybrid SUV with traditional motors.

Let’s take a closer look at Hybrid Kew 7 of the second generation, in order to understand what to expect from the car of the future car owners.

Let’s start the tradition with the appearance, then look at the salon, then shall sound, and the list of equipment options. We conclude our review of the most interesting point – the technical characteristics.

The appearance of the new 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron

In principle, the exterior remains the same, if not to take into account the small touches.


Photo front 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron

The front end boasts adjust bumper impressive air intakes, powerful false hexagonal grille with chrome numerous bridges. Narrowed optics with multiple LEDs, fog lights, additional underbody protection – all that remains of the standard crossover.

The side of the crossover

Side of the car also retains its original appearance. But this does not take away the fact that the SUV is the perfect side doors provide comfortable access to any number of seats. Also, the car is decorated with stylish rear-view mirrors, slightly swollen wheel arches, designer wheels on the choice of customers, designed specifically for the hybrid version.

Photo Ku7 2018-2019 Audi E-Tron back

Powerful rear of the bumper has experienced slight modifications. Everything else is as before – calibrated perfectly, strictly and elegantly. Particularly attractive looks back optics, size and brake lights. Impressive tailgate provide easy loading and unloading.

We can say that somewhat resembles a large SUV wagon. Good or bad – hard to judge. But against his formidable predecessor, the second generation of the 2018-2019 Audi Q 7 was a good-natured, soft. From this, his appeal did not diminish. Rather, on the contrary, the fans, the model has become even greater.

Adjust the exterior had no effect on the dimensions of the car, so for 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron relevant following indicators are:

  • length – 5052 mm;
  • width – 1968 mm;
  • height – 1740 mm (subject to the standard equipment on the suspension springs);
  • wheelbase – 2990 mm;
  • ground clearance – 190 mm.
About the clearance should be discussed separately. The fact that it also depends on whether the suspension is used. Since the spring, it remains unchanged at 190 millimeters. If air suspension, then ground clearance can be controlled in the range of 145 to 235 mm is selected.

Clearly more aerodynamic body than its predecessor allows to show a new generation of the SUV an impressive drag coefficient, which is equal to 0.32 Cx.

Photo interea salon

Wait for some major changes in terms of interior design is hardly worth it, because the machine only recently was first shown to the public.

Since a standard SUV presentation to show its hybrid version was not long. Besides, why should adjust the already perfect interior?

Driver’s seat

Inside the 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron, you can enjoy a modern multifunction steering wheel, behind which is a digital instrument panel with trip computer mnogofukntsionalnym. Because it uses a hybrid propulsion system, the dashboard made some adjustments, so that it was possible to obtain data on the engine.

I get a very attractive central tunnel that separates the driver and front passenger. A variety of controls, shift knob, original architecture makes this tunnel interior decoration.

The center console looks not quite standard, because it is clearly not enough display multimedia complex. Here settled a climate controls, music and some other systems. But the touch screen is still there, but it appears from the front, advancing on the driver’s request.

High-quality trim

As you know, living in the 2018-2019 Audi Q 7, the second generation has a seven-seater configuration, but also offered a five-seater arrangement of seats. Of course, from this directly depends on the size of the luggage compartment. For example, in the seven-seat cabin trunk can take 295 liters of cargo, and if you omit all the seats except the front, the space will increase in 2075 liters. As for the five-seater saloon, it will allow to count on the free space of 890 liters.

Even basic trunk lid can be opened by a simple flick of the feet under the rear bumper.

Filling vndorozhnika 2018-2019 Audi Q7 E-Tron

Without a doubt, for hybrid equipment will be very busy. It is not known if 2018-2019 Audi is going to offer some fixed complete sets, or just offer 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron at the maximum equipment.

One way or another, but the equipment there promises to be extremely filled with all sorts of chips and equipment. Some of them are:

  1. leather upholstery;
  2. multi-function steering wheel;
  3. digital multifunction instrument panel with a screen of 12.3 inches;
  4. Head-Up Display;
  5. dual-zone climate control;
  6. four-zone climate control;
  7. adaptive cruise control;
  8. multimedia complex;
  9. color touch screen multimedia 7 or 8.3 inches;
  10. advanced audio system;
  11. LED backlighting salon;
  12. front seats with heating, ventilation, massage and electric adjustment;
  13. phone;
  14. navigation system;
  15. access to the Internet;
  16. Wi-Fi access point;
  17. electric handbrake;
  18. parking sensors;
  19. system of automatic movement in traffic;
  20. help system when reversing;
  21. help system with parallel and perpendicular parking;
  22. system of tracking the physical condition of the driver;
  23. detection system of road signs;
  24. night vision camera, and so on.

To list all the available options can be infinite, because dwell on this list.

The price of the SUV 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron with salon

Sorry, but about the prices on 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron is unknown. The thing is that the manufacturer says not enough near the start of sales. Tentatively, the first customers in Europe will be able to get a hybrid SUV next spring.

Therefore, the cost is still too early to call. We recall only that the basic version of the SUV with conventional powertrains will cost the Europeans at least 61,000 euros. Can you imagine the price tags in Russia. Although it is unlikely to interfere with 2018-2019 Audi to show solid sales performance in all markets, which is going to spread its presence in the German automaker.

Specifications Q7 e-tron 2016

So we got to the most important thing that distinguishes the 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron from the usual second generation Q7 – car specifications.

To begin with, the car combines an electric motor with a diesel engine work, and this is not such a frequent occurrence.

The role of the traditional internal combustion engine in a hybrid installation plays a turbocharged diesel engine capacity of 3.0 liter capacity of 258 horsepower and a torque of 600 Nm. With him working electric motor whose output is 94 kW, and torque – 350 Nm.

This is a total of an impressive 373 horsepower and no less impressive torque of 700 Nm.

Hybrid installation works together with vosmidiapazonnoy automatic Tiptronic transmission. This makes it possible to demonstrate the excellent dynamics of overclocking. 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour and accelerates in just 6 seconds. Maximum speed is limited, apparently, electronics, as is 225 kilometers per hour.

The electric motor is powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 17.3 kW, supplemented by liquid cooling system. Interestingly, for a hybrid SUV, engineers came up with a rather ingenious system. When heated, the battery part of the heat goes into heating the internal cabin space, if required.

If you travel only by electric traction, then the machine will be able to travel 56 kilometers. It is enough to get to the nearest gas station, for example. And in the case of the diesel engine-building with a full tank and charged batteries, you will be able to overcome some 1,400 kilometers without arrival at the gas station.

The manufacturer claims about the incredible efficiency of its hybrid car. According to 2018-2019 Audi, the combined cycle power plant would require only 1.7 liters of diesel per hundred kilometers of distance traveled.

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Conclusion

Interestingly enough, the delayed presentation of the 2018-2019 Audi 2018-2019 Audi Q7 e-tron at the Geneva Motor Show and presented separately from the hybrid SUV Q7 with traditional engines.

At the moment he makes a very good impression. Let the hybrid, and not much different in appearance from the fellow, and is almost identical in terms of interior design, still specifications compensate identity with the second-generation Q7.

I wonder if 2018-2019 Audi is going to organize the delivery of the hybrid in Russia. Alas, we still do not have that level of infrastructure for hybrid vehicles, as in the same Germany. Because the Russians cautiously acquire such vehicles.

And wait for the response would be long. Sales start in the spring of 2016, and they will start first in Germany, and only then will be shipped to other markets. The list of countries where German automaker will direct its hybrid SUV, currently remains unknown. Apparently, he will be more modest than the geography of conventional Q7.