The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is 5.05 meters (16.6 ft) long, 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) wide and 1.74 meters (5.7 ft) tall (with steel springs). Its wheelbase measures 2.99 meters (9.8 ft). Despite these generous dimensions, its curb weight is just 2,445 kilograms (5,390.3 lb). 375 kilograms (826.7 lb) thereof is attributable to e-tron specific equipment, such as the high-voltage battery, the electric motor and the power electronics. 35 kilograms (77.2 lb) is due to standard equipment: wheels, 24 liter (6.3 US gal) AdBlue tank, three-zone automatic air conditioning, heat pump. Modifications to the brakes, axles and body due to the vehicle’s higher performance account for 40 kilograms (88.2 lb).
The body plays a decisive role in the relatively low curb weight of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro. Lightweight construction measures touch every area, from the electrical system to the seats. The key factor, however, is the body structure. A new multimaterial construction principle reduces its weight by 71 kilograms (156.5 lb) compared with the previous model series.
Ultra-high-strength parts made of hot-shaped steel form the backbone of the occupant cell. Aluminum castings, extruded sections and panels are used in the front and rear ends as well as the superstructure, comprising 41 percent of the body structure. Also made of aluminum are the doors, which shave 24 kilograms (52.9 lb) of weight, the front fenders, the engine hood and the tailgate.
Three torsion rings reinforce the front end, the area of the C-pillars and the tailgate cutout. They contribute significantly to the body’s greatly improved rigidity, thus providing the foundation for the precise road behavior and superior vibration comfort in the interior.
Crash safety and occupant protection are also on the highest level. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro has a drag coefficient of just 0.34. Its underfloor is nearly completely lined; a small spoiler in the area of the rear axle reduces lift. Even the acoustic insulation is very sophisticated. The interaction of various vehicle components such as the exterior mirrors and the seals result in the best aeroacoustics in the class.
Masculine look: exterior design
The design of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is masculine and determined – all lines and surfaces emphasize the width and solidity of the spacious SUV.
The three-dimensional Singleframe grille with the wide frame is organically integrated into the front end. Led headlights are standard; Audi optionally offers Matrix LED technology, which enables millions of light distribution patterns. The daytime running lights are in the form of a double arrow, and the rear lights include dynamic turn signals, another Audi innovation. Three aluminum-look crossbars divide the air inlets to form the typical e-tron signature. This is offered standard and in the Q7 series exclusively for the Q7 e-tron quattro. It is illuminated permanently and additionally to the familiar LED daytime running lights.
Horizontal lines above the wheels, called blisters, recall the classic quattro models from Audi. The exterior mirrors are mounted on the shoulders of the doors; the blades in the lower section of the doors bear embossed quattro logos.
The tailgate wraps around the massive, steeply raked D‑pillars, a typical feature of the Q models from Audi. The standard 19‑inch wheels are monochrome, the 20‑inch wheels partly polished. Their e-tron-specific design offers little wind resistance.
New look: trim strips and add-on parts
The trim strips of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro are finished in matt aluminum-look; with its structure, the finish on the grille of the Singleframe underscores the SUV’s off-road character. Add-on parts such as the door blades and underbody protection up front are silver; as an option, the bottom sections of the bumpers and the wheel arches are painted in the body color. There is a choice of 11 exterior colors.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.