Audi will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 in Geneva

Audi will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 in Geneva

February 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The official presentation of environmental innovations from Audi will be held at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show (March 2019). These hybrids complement the future range of all-electric Audi e-tron models.

Perhaps we start with the most expensive car from the announced. This is an extended version of the flagship Audi A8 sedan, which will receive the designation L 60 TFSI e quattro. This version of the car is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6, which is connected to a synchronous electric motor, a 14.1 kWh battery and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox. The total power is 443 hp (699 Nm of torque), and with a fully charged battery, Audi’s hybrid spaceship can travel 40 km in a fully electric mode.

  The Audi Q5 50 TFSI e “comfort”, A6 TFSI 50 e “comfort” and the A7 50 TFSI e “comfort” will receive a 295 hp hybrid motor. and 450 Nm of torque as standard equipment. In addition, for the Q5, A6 and A7, you can choose the version 55 TFSI e with 363 hp power and 500 Nm of torque.

All four hybrid models from Audi are equipped with the same 14.1 kWh battery and got an electric motor that is built into the dual-clutch gearbox. In addition, new items can restore energy when braking.

  Hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 will offer three driving modes: EV, Auto and Hold. In EV mode, the car runs exclusively on electricity, and in Auto mode, the system intelligently uses the electric motor and the internal combustion engine for maximum efficiency. In Hold mode, the motor operates in such a way as to ensure a high battery charge for as long as possible.

  So far, the press service of Audi has not published pricing information for any of the hybrid models, but claims that they will be available for order later this year.

Not so long ago, we wrote that Audi presented the SQ5 crossover with a diesel engine.