New Audi Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro Is A 362 HP PHEV

Audi might be going all-out with a new range of electrified models, but the rest of its range is getting the “green” treatment as well.

The latest example is the second generation Q5, which has just received a PHEV version. It’s called the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro and combines a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 367 PS (362 hp / 270 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.

The internal combustion unit kicks out 252 PS (248 hp / 185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque, and the electric motor, which is integrated into the 7-speed S Tronic transmission along with the separating clutch, has a peak output of 143 PS (141 hp / 105 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) run in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 239 km/h (149 mph).

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The 14.1 kWh battery is located under the luggage compartment floor. It can be charged in just 2.5 hours via a 400V industrial outlet, or in roughly 6 hours using a 220V household outlet, and provides a WLTP electric range of 40+ km (26 miles), at a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph).

Drivers can choose between three driving modes, named Hybrid, EV and Battery Hold, which allow the SUV to use both the ICE and electric motor, the electric motor only or the TFSI petrol burner, respectively.

The Q5 55 TFSI e quattro has a generous list of standard equipment such as S Line exterior package, single-frame grille, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, sport seats, 3-zone climate control, convenience key, DIS with color display and the list can go on. The Compact charging system, along with the Mode 3 cable with Type 2 plug for use at public stations, is also standard, whereas the charging clip is an optional extra.

Drivers can use the myAudi app to access different functions of the car, such as the battery and range status, program the charger timer, start the charging process and see the charge and consumption statistics. They can also see charging stations on their mobile devices or on the MMI infotainment system, and can use the app to preheat/precool the interior.

The first units of the plug-in hybrid Q5 will arrive at dealers in the third quarter of the year. Meanwhile, Audi is already taking orders in Germany, where it starts from €60,450 ($67,474), €14,700 ($16,408) more than the base Q5 and €8,450 ($9,432) less than the SQ5 TDI.

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  • DanSemering

    good start …let’s add bigger battery to extend the range and it’s great!

    • Daniela Wolf

      starting from 40 km ( WLTP ) = full financial support

  • botornot387

    with the performance, this pretty much makes the current SQ5 redundant.

  • Ronald Roman

    Inside pics anywhere? Or does anyone know if it will have that ugly tablet on the dash?

  • SteersUright

    Fast and fuel efficient? Only thing not to like is the massive price tag.

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