At least that’s how Carbuyer found out after averaging just 42 UK mpg (35 US mpg, 6.7 lt/100 km) in a mixture of city and motorway driving. In other words, nowhere near Audi’s official numbers.
When Audi first introduced us to the Q7 e-tron, they were boasting about its excellent range of 138.4 US mpg (1.7 l/100km / 166.3 UK mpg), but this figure was measured in a laboratory over ideal conditions that are, to put it mildly, unrealistic. So in real world traffic, you might find that the e-tron doesn’t hold such a massive advantage over the regular 3.0-liter TDI version.
The rest of the car is, of course, familiar to anyone who’s seen the full-size premium SUV. You get the same looks both outside and in, although once you pop open the trunk, you’ll notice you have more space than in a regular Q7, as there is no third row of seats.
Whether that’s a plus or a minus, is up to each individual customer. What everyone will enjoy, however, is the Q7 e-tron’s performance. Thanks to a combined 373 horsepower and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, this plug-in hybrid Audi SUV will get from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6 seconds flat. Not bad for such a heavy vehicle, is it?