Following an announcement made more than a month ago, Audi has unveiled the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro for Asian markets.

Following an announcement made more than a month ago, Audi has unveiled the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro for Asian markets.

Unlike the Euro-spec version which marries a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder TDI engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery, the Asian version is equipped with a smaller 252 PS (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TFSI engine teamed up with an electric motor rated at 128 PS (94 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). It has a combined output 367 PS (270 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) which is enough muscle for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.9 seconds and a 137 mph (220 km/h) maximum speed.

What really matters in any e-tron version is the fuel consumption which in this case stands at just 2.5 liters / 100 km (94.1 mpg US or 113 mpg UK), corresponding to CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km. The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro gets a 17.3 kWh battery granting a range in zero-emissions electric mode for up to 33 miles (53 km) while as a hybrid it will do as much as 634 miles (1,020 km) before running out of gasoline and battery juice.

A full recharge takes approximately two and a half hours thanks to the newly developed two-phase technology allowing charging with up to 7.2 kW of power.

The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro is scheduled to hit Asian markets sometime next year. Chances are the same version will also be commercialized in United States where Audi is currently analyzing the prospects of selling the TDI-equipped version as well.

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