Audi Q7 Plug-in Hybrid Spied on the Nrburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi is currently working on a plug-in hybrid version of its updated SUV.

Recently spied testing on the Nürburgring, the Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid was spotted not only with high-voltage decals on the side of the prototype, but the additional fuel cap for the charger socket. It’s currently unclear which plug-in hybrid powertrain the German automaker will use on the Q7, but it is likely based on an existing Porsche system.

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Porsche has added the Cayenne S E-Hybrid to its lineup which features a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 paired to an electric motor with 95 hp. The total system output in the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is 333 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque, so expect the Audi Q7 to have similar specifications. The updated Q7 is due next year and the plug-in hybrid variant should be part of the lineup from the start.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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