New plug-in hybrids of Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8 unveiled


Audi will bring four new plug-in hybrid models to the Geneva motor show this year: the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 TFSI e.

With the e-tron branding now exclusively used for Audi's electric models, the four new cars are the first of the new generation TFSI e & # 39; PHEV & # 39; s of the company. It is alleged that it is capable of more than 25 miles of electrical only range on the more stringent WLTP test cycle.

The topplug-in, the A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro, has a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine coupled to a synchronous electric motor, a 14.1kWh battery and an eight-speed Tiptronic carbox. Combined system output is 443 hp and 516 lb ft of torque, but no performance or economic data has been recorded yet.

The plug-ins Q5, A6 and A7 all offer identical power outputs of 295bhp and 332 lb ft of torque in entry-level 50 TFSI e & # 39; comfort & # 39; form. A more performance-oriented 55 TFSI e-equipment level (such as S-Line on the regular models) offers 363 hp and 369lb ft of torque. All 55 & # 39; s also get a sportier styling and a suspension with more preconceptions.