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.