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  1. Any owners of Q7 e-tron here 
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    Hi all. I'm new here, considering a Q7 e-tron. Did a test drive today and found it quite impressive. I don't need the extra seats, but need a super-comfortable load lugger around town (on battery) and something to cruise on motorway trips. I know the V6 tdi from my current car, a VW Phaeton that has served fantastically well but now owes me nothing @165,000 miles! I see well speced ex-demo e-tron around 50 to 55k which is ok for me.
    I am in Ireland, and our weird car-taxation system makes this quite attractive.

    What is the view on the e-tron. Any happy/ unhappy owners on here.

    Many thanks
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    I have an e-tron for 5 months now and drove around 10.000 kms with it. Almost all short trips can be done on the battery. For the longer trips the long range of the diesel engine is perfect. I had a Volvo XC90 T8 (hybrid) for 18 months before I switched to the Audi. I never looked back. The Audi is the far superior car to the Volvo. You won't regret it!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thavipah View Post
    I have an e-tron for 5 months now and drove around 10.000 kms with it. Almost all short trips can be done on the battery. For the longer trips the long range of the diesel engine is perfect. I had a Volvo XC90 T8 (hybrid) for 18 months before I switched to the Audi. I never looked back. The Audi is the far superior car to the Volvo. You won't regret it!
    Many thanks for that. I am in Ireland: I checked, there are 3 Q7 e-tron registered in Ireland, and I believe 2 are in dealers showrooms! I took a test-drive this week and I knew more than the salesman, just from reading the brochure. So in Ireland I would be an "early adopter" :-/ I see you are in Germany: what is uptake like in Europe. But on paper this car looks perfect for me as I live 18km from Dublin city centre, and most days are short city trips, and a few days a week on the motorway. Audi in Ireland just do not appear that interested in the Q7 e-tron.
    Do you get close to the 50Km electric range?
    Approximately what range do you see on a long trip on the diesel engine.
    I have an older version of that V6 engine (VW Phaeton with 250,000Km, and like new) and on a 130kph motorway trip will see up to 7.0l/100km. It's a super-smooth engine.

    Do you know of any Q7 e-tron discussion forum: I am keen to know more before making a commitment.

    Many thanks from Ireland
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    I'm located in The Netherlands. Electric and hybrid vehicles are more common over here since the government tax advantages are big on these cars. On an average I get around 40km's of electric range with the Q7. This is without trying hard to drive economical. The haptic acceleratorpedal helps driving solely on the electric motor.

    On the motorway I get around 8.0l/100km. The past 800 km's my average consumption is around 2.0l/100km. Almost all short trips can be done on the battery and that's a big plus for me.

    I'm not aware of a dedicated e-tron discussion forum. On the German Motor-Talk forum is one other guy with an e-tron but he hardly ever posts any messages.

    My experience with the e-tron are extremely positive. The car is very quiet, can drive up to 130km/h on the electric motor. And is super, super, super comfortable. Because the electric motor is combined with the gearbox the car is also 4WD when driving on the battery. That's a big plus since I also use the car several times a year in Austria.

    Based on my experience a partner in one of my company's also switched to an e-tron. Today we went for lunch together in his car. His experience is the same. It's the best car he ever had, he enjoyes the quietness and comfort of the car a lot.
    He charges the car with the supplied 220V charger and it takes around 8 hours for him to charge his car. I have a dedicated charger at my house and it charges the car under 2,5 hours. So on an average day it is possible for me to drive 60 to 80 km's on the battery.

    I do have to say that my car has the airsuspension and a lot of bells and wistles (massage seats, B&O, heated steeringwheel and the pano roof) that makes the car extra comfortable.

    If you go for the e-tron I'm sure you won't regret it.
     
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    Many thanks!
    I also like my comfort, good stereo, etc. For strange (CO2) tax reasons, the efficient way to get one is Ireland is to buy in UK with 4,000km (demo from Audi) and import to Ireland. The low CO2 makes it good value. Some UK Audi garages have high spec launch versions with air suspension, B&O sound, touring pack, matrix LED, etc ++. with a large discount from list. None with Pano roof, and all in black :-(
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    Hi...sorry for the late reply, not been on the site for afew months. I picked up my etron in April this year.... the primary reason for purchase being its low company car tax bracket for a 4x4 (in the UK). I was also interested in the electric range for my short commute to work of 6 miles (each way) daily.

    I could say I'm getting this mpg and this battery range but I feel any person in any car when discussing this subject needs to add qualifying information.

    1. I do between 800 and 1000 miles a month.....mainly short to medium journeys.

    2. I did start by using the battery only for my commute but although the journey is quite short 75% of it is on a dual carriage way so I started to question is that an efficient use of it??? Since then I've started to use the hybrid setting more and let the car decide...subsequently I can return 50-60mpg on my commute while using around 10th of the battery per journey. Not bad from a cold start too if you ask me. I was getting around 2 1/2 return journeys out of a full charge but again I'm sure you realise this is specific to me and the roads I drive on.

    Ultimately, I've returned 48mpg since I've had the car which seems good to be....my last car...an evoque did 28pmg for the same usage.
     
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    I looked at the e-tron but was a bit disappointed when I discovered there's no 3rd row of seats. I understand that's where the battery is but the XC90 hybrid still as a 3rd row so it was kind of a deal breaker for me, so I put my hybrid aspirations on hold and plumped for the 3.0 diesel. On a run yesterday I averaged 45mpg, so I think the battery range would have to increase and the average mpg improve before I seriously considered a hybrid. Maybe when my PCP runs out in 3 years time I'll consider it then depending on how the battery technology has improved.
     
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    Gents (assumption!)
    thanks for that useful input.
    My reasons for considering the e-tron are a bit mixed:
    1) I could do lots of my running around Dublin on electric (live about 10 miles from city centre), so that's appealing.
    2) I can pickup a high spec ex-demo UK e-tron with decent spec (maybe even B&O sound) for around 50k, and through the silliness of our (CO2 based) import taxes in Ireland, pay a fraction of the import tax on the e-tron than I would on an equivalent Q7 tdi.

    Fronty: quite stunned to hear 45mpg on a run, did that take exceptional driving style, or readily achievable??

    I don't need the 3rd row & seats ( 2 teenage kids) but do need a luxury car that doubles as an occasional high volume load hauler/ tow car, thus ruling out A8/ 730, etc

    So a UK ex demo Q7, moved to Dublin, ticks all the boxes and saves . Only problem none available have the panoramic roof combined with the other nice launch spec goodies ( touring pack/ ACC/ HUD/ Bose or B&O/ air suspension) : 1st world problem...:-)

    Thanks for feedback.
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    Yep I was quite surprised too! I did a 70 mile run along the M4/M25/A1M with ACC enabled all the way and mostly running in "efficiency" mode. I think I only touched the accelerator and brake at the start and end of the journey. As the traffic was heavy I was only going at between 50-60 mph the entire way but it was constant, and the journey still took the same amount of time as it usually did.

    So when I saw the consumption figure was just under 45mpg I was quite stunned (I barely got 30 out of my old car). On the way back the traffic was more stop/start and I did a bit more "manual" driving, I still achieved over 40mpg though.

    I did consider a Passat GTE Estate but I'd already fallen for a Q7 in my local Audi showroom by then. Maybe next time. First world problems indeed! :-)
     
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    Hi all
    just purchased a demo Q7 e-tron today, collecting next Friday. It's a launch version, Touring pack, Matrix Led, Air Suspension, Phone box, Keyless, etc

    A significant change from my elegant but aged Phaeton, so time will tell. I think I will have only the 3 or 4th Q7 e-tron in Ireland :-(

    Many thanks to the useful comments here, a significant part of the decision.

    Regards
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