The Audi Q7 Hybrid Concept is an exceptional hybrid concept vehicle created by Audi’s research and development team that utilizes the company’s well-known FSI direct injection gasoline engine, which produces a remarkable 350 horsepower and 440 Newton-meters of torque. Like every other hybrid, it combines top-notch combustion engine with an electric motor. Fundamentally, a battery located underneath the vehicle’s floor pan supplies power to the electric motor. The Q7 hybrid concept car’s acceleration is not negatively impacted by the electric motor and battery, owing to the fact that they don’t have much weight. Overall, the concept is an all-round preferred machine for environmentalists who are concerned about sacrificing firepower while going green.
The efficiency and dynamics of the drive system:
Using an original technology of FSI direct injection engine and electric motor, the hybrid drive system consumes very low quantity of gasoline. The concept’s full-drive Quattro mechanism channels the remarkable output of the engine to each of the four (4) wheels, yielding unmatched safety and dynamics. Similar attributes help the hybrid concept to metamorphose into an all-round multipurpose vehicle with a bent on sports. The car is capable of accelerating to incredible 100 kilometers per hour in only 6.8 seconds. What is even more impressive about this high performance SUV is its pulling power – while in the 5th gear, the car quickly propels from 80 to 120 kilometers per hour in pointedly seven (7) seconds. When you consider how the vehicle sprints on the road and the relative fuel consumption, you will find out that the consumption is 13 percent less than that of the regular Audi Q7 design.
FSI petrol direct injection system:
The Q7 hybrid concept incorporates a dynamic 4.2-liter V8 FSI engine with the capacity of 350 bhp and 325 lb-ft. The benefits of using an FSI engine are that it produces more dynamism and firepower than an ordinary engine that has an indirect injection capability, and it is far more economical to maintain. The V8 was apparently tuned differently to suit the mechanism of the Q7 hybrid concept vehicle.
The electric motor is perfectly inserted into the driveline between the torque converter of the automatic transmission and the V8 engine, to yield a capacity of 44 bhp at 148 lb-ft. By linking the FSI engine through a cut-out clutch, the electric motor can either be independently utilized unaided to propel the concept vehicle, or combine together with the V8 gasoline engine to generate power.
The battery system:
The nickel-metal hydride battery system located at the rear side of the concept car below the luggage compartment floor supplies power to the electric motor. This optimal placement of the battery ensures efficient economy of space, in the sense that it doesn’t interfere with the whole of the occupant space, which includes the roomy luggage compartment. The battery has the capability to move the vehicle in a complete electric mode at a speed of around 30 kilometers per hour. Application of brakes and coasting supplies extra energy to the battery system. When the battery’s power degrades to the lowest capacity limit, the V8 combustion engine inconspicuously steps in to recharge it.