Audi A6, A7, A8, And Q5 Bring TFSIe Plug-In Power To Geneva

Audi is displaying no less than four new plug-in hybrid models at the Geneva Motor Show, namely the Audi A6L 55 TFSIe Quattro, A7 55 TFSIe Quattro, A8L 60 TFSIe Quattro, and the Q5 55 TFSIe Quattro.

The quartet are confusingly named, but they do represent some of the most enticing variants of each respective model.

Powering the Audi A6L 55 TFSIe Quattro, A7 55 TFSIe Quattro, and Q5 55 TFSIe Quattro are powertrains outputting 363 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Lesser ’50 TFSIe’ models will also be offered for the A6, A7, and Q5. These models have 295 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of twisting force. All models use a 14.1 kWh battery and have an all-electric range of 24.8 miles (40 km).

Perhaps owing to the A8’s larger size and position in the market, it uses a powerful 3.0-liter V6 paired with a synchronous electric motor to offer up 443 hp and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. Like the A6, A7, and Q5 models, it can recover energy under braking.

There are three driving modes offered in the four vehicles. The first, dubbed EV mode, runs the vehicles solely on electric power. Switch over to Auto mode and the system intelligently uses the electric motor and combustion engine for maximum efficiency. Last but not least is Hold mode where the powertrain operates in the most efficient way to maintain the charge status of the battery.

In addition to these modes, four additional models dubbed Comfort, Efficiency, Auto, and Dynamic are available through Audi’s familiar drive select dynamic handling system.

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  • Zandit75

    What a badging mess!

  • TheBelltower

    24 electric miles? Why bother?

    • Daniela Wolf

      Because the gouvernment gifts u with 4000€ when u buy one of these cars.^^
      + lower taxation

      • TheBelltower

        Hybrids like this shouldn’t receive these incentives.

        • Daniela Wolf

          Well tell the gouvernment. 😛

  • Sébastien

    By now, those should be available in pure EV… #fail

    • exeptor

      Because the competitors already have the corresponding cars in pure EV?

      • Sébastien

        Well Tesla has… Others are just late to the party.

        • Daniela Wolf

          Tesla got a overpriced battleship, a overpriced

          flamethrower and it’s son that’s still OVERPRICED.

          • Sébastien

            Sure, tell me what car competes with a Model S P100D ludicrous under 100k€ (current price in Europe)

            I’m eager to see competition, but you have to admit there’s none for another year at least

          • Daniela Wolf

            1. Model X got knocked out by german E-Suvs in 2018/19

            2. Model S will be shot during 2020 ( Audi + Porsche )

          • Sébastien

            What eSUVs are you referring to?
            -iPace isn’t German,
            -eTron isn’t really being delivered to customers

            Why the plural? Please share if you have competitors I forgot…
            (Korean ones are great but not the same league)

          • Daniela Wolf

            e-tron is already being delivered in some european countries such as norway and belgium.^^
            Thus german deliveries will kick of in 14 days and Audi approved already 4000 e-trons for this day in germany exlusively. Additionally In whole europe 25 000 e-trons will be delivered shortly after this took place.

          • Sébastien

            So it’s only starting about now (couldn’t see any in France at Audis)
            And that’s only one model, why the plural?

          • Daniela Wolf

            because there is still a MB rolling out in 2019 and Audi won’t store any e-trons in its showrooms.
            Instead it’s supposed to be a pre-purchaseable car only.

          • Sébastien

            Still none of those are in customers hand yet… Journalists had a few days to test them, that’s it

          • Daniela Wolf

            As i said these cars are as far as we know by now equal to or better as the Model X.^^

          • Sébastien

            Not in raw performance or real world efficiency, but interior quality I hope Audi stays king

        • exeptor

          I agree about Tesla, but in a way Audi is still not afraid of Tesla. Ot is more of a battle between German premium brands.

    • Daniela Wolf

      Who can offer such EVs?

      • Sébastien

        The same who can pay +50k for those ICE car + usage costs…
        TCO is lower with EVs, no wonder why manufacturer are not quick to deliver

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