Following a public reveal in Geneva earlier this month, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is now making its video debut.

Following a public reveal in Geneva earlier this month, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is now making its video debut.

Now in its second generation, the full-size SUV from Ingolstadt has gained a diesel-electric hybrid version which mixes up a 3.0 TDI six-cylinder with an electric motor, a 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery and an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The conventional engine puts out 258 HP (190 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) while the disk-shaped electric motor which is integrated in the gearbox develops 128 HP (94 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

This gives the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro a combined output of 373 HP (275 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6 seconds and a 140 mph (225 km/h) top speed. More importantly, the plug-in hybrid SUV will return an amazing 138 mpg US (166 mpg UK or 1.7 liters / 100 km) with corresponding CO2 emissions of less than 50 g/km. It can also be driven solely on electric power for up to 34.8 miles (56 km) while in hybrid mode it has a total range of 876.1 miles (1,410 km).

We remind you Audi recently announced the version set to be commercialized in United States and China will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The company's development boss Ulrich Hackenberg added the diesel-electric hybrid version could still make it stateside if there will be enough demand.

The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in the spring of 2016 and will compete with the recently introduced BMW X5 xDrive40e and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 500e.

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