A mild hybrid powertrain will be standard on the new Audi Q7

A mild hybrid powertrain will be standard on the new Audi Q7

In September 2019, Audi will bring to market an updated model of the popular crossover Q7, which will be equipped with technology mild hybrid powertrain (48V MHEV).

Initially the car will be available only with diesel engines, but later the market will be released hybrid and plug-in hybrid petrol version.

Standard mild hybrid technology plays an important role in the efficiency of engines. When working, this technology can reduce consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100 kilometres. Its Central component, a starter alternator (BAS), feeds 48-volt main electrical system in which a compact lithium-ion battery to store the energy. During braking, the BAS can recover up to 8 kW of power and feeding it back into the battery. If the driver removes his foot from the accelerator at speeds from 55 to 160 km/h Audi Q7 restores energy, rotates at idle or stops. BAS restarts the engine when the key is pressed down on the accelerator and makes it faster and smoother than the conventional starter. The range of the start-stop system starts with a 22 km/h.

Audi has not yet disclosed other features of the model, including specifications Q7 PHEV, so add a new model to the rapidly expanding list of electrified models of the brand:

Electric Audi models:

  • Audi e-tron quattro (already in production, delivery in early 2019)
  • Audi e-tron Sportback (debuts in 2019)
  • Audi Q2 L e-tron (2019, for the Chinese market)
  • Audi e-tron GT (end 2020)
  • Audi A3 EV (soon to be submitted)
  • Q4 Audi e-tron on the basis of the MEB (from late 2020 or early 2021)

Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models Audi:

  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (discontinued)
  • Audi Q5 TFSI quattro 55 e (two versions – comfort and performance, from the third quarter of 2019)
  • Audi Q7 PHEV (possibly in late 2019 – early 2020)
  • Audi A6 TFSI e (two versions – comfort and performance, soon to be submitted)
  • Audi A7 Sportback TFSI e (two versions – comfort and performance, soon to be submitted)
  • Audi A8 TFSI e (soon to be submitted)
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