Audi will be launching a plug-in hybrid offensve at the Geneva Motor Show (public days: 7-17.3.2019). The PHEV variants of the A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5, which can be ordered later this year, are expected to have an electric range of more than 40 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. Thanks to different performance levels, the customer can choose between a comfort and a sporty performance variant depending on the model series. The new models will carry the “TFSI e” logo, with the name “e-Tron” reserved in future for the brand’s exclusively electrically powered cars.
When braking, the new PHEV models recover up to 80 kW of power. The two drives of the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e Quattro deliver 449 hp (330 kW) of system power and 700 Newton meters system torque. A7 and A6 with plug-in hybrid drive use the same powertrain. The battery is identical to the A8 PHEV, but instead of the 3.0-liter petrol engine, the 2.0 TFSI is used. Both models are available in two power levels with different boost power to choose from. For the 50 TFSI e, the system output is 299 hp (220 kW) and the 55 TFSI e is 367 hp (270 kW). The system torque reaches 450 or 500 Nm. The powertrain in the Audi Q5 PHEV follows the same concept.