Audi launches new plug-in hybrid powertrains for some A series models – A6, A7, A8, as well as the Q5. New ‘TFSI e’ badged versions will go on sale later this year. Meanwhile, they are showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Four Audi models will be PHEVs equipped with new TFSI e drivetrains. After premieres at the automotive event in Switzerland taking place these days, they will be available for order.
Customers can choose between 50 TFSI e and 55 TFSI e modifications of the A6, A7 and Q5. All cars are four-wheel-drive ones using a 7-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission, a gearbox-mounted electric motor and a gasoline engine, which is a 2.0-liter turbo V4 for the 50 TFSI e and a 3.0-liter V6 for the 55 TFSI e. Combined output is 295hp (332 lb-ft/450 Nm) or 362hp (369 lb-ft/500Nm) respectively.
A 14.1kWh battery pack is offered for all the models. An electric-only range for all is over 25 miles (40km) according to WLTP test.
The new Audi A8 TFSI e (upper picture) also comes in two power variants: 55 TFSI e (the same as for the A6, A7, Q5) and 60 TFSI e. The latter delivers 442hp and 516 lb-ft/700Nm of torque. Unlike others, the A8 uses an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Available powertrain modes will be EV (all-electric), Auto (hybrid fully automated) and Hold (power saving).
Drive mode choices include Comfort, Efficienc, Auto, Dynamic. Access to the brand’s own network of chargers is offered at an extra fee.
Audi will announce the prices for its new TFSI e models soon after their official debuts in Geneva.
Source: Auto Express