Even if this made people laugh more than one, the appellation “e-tron” has been replaced by “TFSI e” for hybrid models of the manufacturer for the rings. The jokes, however, may continue on the subject of versions that are 100% electric, which will retain the original name. Aesthetically speaking, the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e will be difficult to differentiate from a classical model. Its bumpers front and rear, borrowed from the pack “S Line”, are available as an option on the standard version.

Under the hood, the four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI is paired to an electric motor for increased power and torque combined from 367 hp and 500 Nm. What shoot down the 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. Is performance very close to those of the SQ5. The magic of the hybrid operates: the consumption of fuel would be in the range between 2.1 and 2.4 l/100 km, which corresponds to 46 – 53 grams of CO2 per kilometre. The electric group and its battery of 14.1 kWh, can ride 40 miles without burning a drop of fuel. It is also possible to hook up to 135 km/h without triggering the combustion engine. Three modes of conduct are actionable in order to manage the use of energy.

The program “hybrid” is automatically activated with the guidance in the navigation system. It can also be manually activated using the button “Mode”. In this configuration, energy is used optimally in order to reduce the fuel consumption, with the priority of electric power in urban areas and traffic congestion. The system chooses between the flow in the free wheel with the engine off, or the recovery of the kinetic energy.

In the mode “EV”, the car runs in all-electric as long as the driver does not have the foot too heavy. This program is initiated by default upon starting the vehicle. The mode “Battery Hold” allows you to maintain the battery capacity at its present level. The feeder, which allows a maximum power of 7.4 kW, allows you to fill the accumulators in 2: 30. On a household outlet, It will have to wait at least six hours. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro is available to order, the base price of 60 € 450 (in Germany). Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2019.

The electric group and its battery of 14.1 kWh, can ride 40 miles without burning a drop of fuel. Lustig, Roland (I/GP-P)/AUDI AG

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