The Audi Q7 will be the first model from the Volkswagen Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe.

The Q7 will debut next year with gasoline and diesel powertrains. A plug-in diesel will come later and it will be sold in Europe and the U.S., the source said. The addition will give Audi a technology edge over rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which currently offer plug-ins mated with gasoline engines.

The Q7 will be the second plug-in diesel offered in Europe after the Volvo V60. The Swedish automaker debuted the car last year and has sold more than 10,000 units of the V60 variant, which starts at 56,200 euros in Germany.

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Audi Q7 To Become Luxury Brands First Plugin Diesel

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