Updated Audi A7 received a plug-in hybrid version

Updated Audi A7 received a plug-in hybrid version

October 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Audi has unveiled the new 2021 A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid model in the US, bringing the number of PHEVs sold in the country to three.

The A7 plug-in hybrid joins the refreshed 2021 Q5 55 TFSI e and A8 60 TFSI e in the brand’s US lineup. All three plug-in hybrids are already on sale as part of Audi USA’s commitment to electrify 30% of its portfolio by 2025.

The revamped A7 55 TFSI e sedan shares a plug-in hybrid powertrain with the Q5 55 TFSI e, namely a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor that together produce 362 hp. and 500 Nm of torque. Power is sent via a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels via quattro all-wheel drive with Ultra technology.

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The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e features a sharper design and the latest infotainment architecture MIB 3 as part of the update. The 14.1 kWh battery provides an all-electric range of 38.6 km from the EPA. Prices start at $ 51,900 for the 55 TFSI e Premium and $ 74,900 for the 2021 A7 55 TFSI e Premium Plus. Both models are eligible for the $ 6,712 federal tax credit and are eligible for HOV lane access in multiple states.

As for the 2021 Audi A8 60 TFSI e, it combines a 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor delivering 443 hp in total. and 699 Nm of torque. and the Sedan is equipped with standard quattro AWD and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid luxury sedan features the same 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery as the PHEV Q5 and A7, and can travel 29 km in all-electric mode. 2021 A8 60 TFSI e starts at $ 95,900.