Audi spoke about the “green” version of the A8 sedan and Q7 crossoverOctober 8, 2019
Not so long ago, an electrified version of the large Q7 crossover, as well as the flagship A8 sedan, was shown. Both cars look almost the same as those versions that are equipped with conventional internal combustion engines, but there are still differences, and in this article we will discuss them.
After the release of plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5 crossover and the stylish A7 Sportback earlier this year, the German company Audi decided to increase the number of its eco-friendly models.
In more environmentally friendly versions of the Q7 crossover and the A8 sedan, slightly modified bumpers and an additional cover for the charging port appeared, while the cabin has a slightly different dashboard – now there is a “window” that displays the necessary information related to the electrical component of the hybrid motor. One of the most notable additions is the EV button on the lower touch screen, allowing the Q7 and A8 to be used exclusively for electricity, but true for short distances. Both vehicles can cover more than 40 kilometers on electric traction (measurements were carried out according to the current WLTP standard).
The official name of the new versions of German cars sounds like this – Q7 60 TFSIe (crossover) and A8 60 TFSIe (sedan). Under their hoods is a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine, working together with an electric motor, and the total power is 443 hp. (700 Nm).
The transmission comes exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission that works with Quattro all-wheel drive. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is an average of six seconds, and the maximum speed is 241 km / h.
While the crossover uses a slightly larger lithium-ion battery (17.3 kWh), the sedan will receive a 14.1 kWh block. In both cases, liquid-cooled batteries are located under the cargo floor. An electric motor is located between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. Audi will offer the A8 sedan with plug-in hybrid powertrain in both standard and extended versions (A8L).
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