The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro offers the longest interior in its class, with luxurious head, shoulder and knee room. The three seats in the second row come standard with adjustable backrests; optionally all three seats can slide forward or backward by up to 110 millimeters (4.3 in). Isofix‑/i‑Size fixtures for child seats are standard; roller shades and dark privacy glazing are optionally available for the rear. The panoramic glass sunroof, another option, brings even more light and air to the interior.
The luggage compartment has a capacity of 650 liters (23.0 cu ft) in the standard configuration. With the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,835 liters (64.8 cu ft). An electric drive for the tailgate is standard; in combination with the convenience key there is also gesture control: the tailgate opens and closes when the owner makes a kicking motion beneath the bumper. Audi also offers a power luggage compartment cover, a rail system with load-securing kit and power door closers as options.
Broadly stretched lines: interior design
The controls are rimmed with fine aluminum lines and are perfectly coordinated with the architecture of the interior. The instrument panel is visually separated from the center console. This solution underscores the elegant spaciousness. Stretching in a big arc between the front doors and below the windshield is the wrap-around.
The front seats offer a lot of space and comfort. Like the rear seats, they are very lightweight. Audi offers them in numerous variants, including multiway adjustable sport seats and fully climate-controlled, customized contour seats with up to 18 adjustment possibilities. Their optional massage function includes five programs and five intensity levels.
Newly developed: automatic air conditioning with heat pump
Audi delivers the hybrid SUV with a newly developed, three-zone automatic air conditioning system. A black TFT display, which indicates the status of key functions, imbues its control panel with a sophisticated look. The capacitive toggle switches below together with the animated graphics in the display facilitate operation. Temperature displays are integrated directly into the rotary control, and a display with capacitive toggle switches shows the status of important functions. In the right zone of the instrument panel is a continuous air vent strip that discharges the air indirectly and draft-free. Rear passengers have their own control panel.
The automatic air conditioning in the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is supplied by a heat pump, a technology not found in any other plug-in hybrid car. It systematically collects the waste heat from the high-voltage components of the electric drivetrain and uses a coolant loop to bring it to an appropriate temperature. Heat pump technology makes it possible to use this waste heat to heat or cool the interior.
The heat pump is impressively efficient: its electric-powered compressor produces up to three kilowatts of thermal output from just one kilowatt of electric power. Compared with a conventional air conditioning system, it expands the electric range of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro by around six kilometers (3.7 mi). For operation at very low outside temperatures, the SUV also has a powerful, high-voltage electric auxiliary heater on board. Audi also offers a classic auxiliary heater.
Colors and materials: maximum individuality
The colors and materials in the interior are a new, modern expression of lightness, sportiness and comfort. There is a choice of seven colors. The instrument panel is two-tone: darker in the upper section and lighter in the lower. The two-piece application strips – a feature from the luxury class – are also available in various combinations. Besides sophisticated effect finishes, there is also a choice of multiple aluminum and wood variants, including layered Beaufort walnut. Audi offers a choice of fabric, Alcantara, robust Cricket leather and fine Valcona leather for the seat coverings.
Customers looking for even more individuality can choose from three leather packages, six leather upholstery and trim options and the Audi design selection. This includes a full-leather interior with contrast stitching, an Alcantara headlining, luxury velour floor mats and exclusive color and material combinations. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro can be personalized even further with the Audi exclusive program.
Even the interior lighting reflects the style and luxury of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro. With ambient lighting, ultra-narrow light guides follow the contours of the instrument panel, in the doors and on the tunnel of the center console. The MMI control system is used to control the lighting according to multiple profiles and zones, as well as to switch between 32 colors. These vary depending on the mode set in Audi drive select.
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.