Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro: orders for the new plug-in hybrid SUV are underway
Audi starts Italy presale of the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, the first of the new plug-in models from Audi.
Able to combine sporting performance, high efficiency and typical versatility of Audi SUVs, the Q5 PHEV version comprises a 2.0 TFSI, a four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine producing 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque, and an electric motor. The permanently excited synchronous motor has a peak output of 143 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm. It and the separating clutch are integrated into the seven-speed S tronic, which uses ultra technology to transfer the drive torque to the quattro drivetrain. The hybrid SUV impresses with a system output of 367 hp and total torque of 500 Nm just above idle, namely from 1,250 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.3 seconds; top speed is 239 km/h. According to the standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel consumption is 2.1 l/100 km corresponding to 48 grams CO2 per kilometer.
The SUV’s lithium-ion battery is located under the luggage compartment floor. It stores 14.1 kWh of energy. The new drive concept Its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 45 kilometers. The maximum charging power is 7.2 kW, while the socket is positioned above the rear left wheel arch. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro comes standard with the Compact charging system plus a Mode 3 cable with Type 2 plug for use at public charging stations. The Compact charging system comprises cables for household and industrial outlets plus a control unit. Audi also offers the optional wall-mounted holder clip, a lockable holder for the charging system. The integrated charger charges the lithium ion battery in two hours with a maximum power of 7.2 kW. But even at a 220 V household outlet, an empty battery can be fully and conveniently recharged overnight in roughly six hours.
The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro combines with generous list of standard equipment. LED headlights, sport seats, three-zone automatic climate control, convenience key, DIS with color display, PHEV-specific displays and 18-inch wheels in a five-arm turbine design are standard. The rear seats can be shifted longitudinally and their seat back angle adjusted. Sporty details from the S line exterior package hone the dynamic look: S line bumpers front and rear, a diffuser with a double clasp at the rear and a unique design in the Singleframe grille with various elements in dark chrome.
Orders are now being accepted for the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro at a base price of 63,300 euros. Market introduction begins in the third quarter of 2019.