Audi electrified the Q5 crossover by making a new 362-horsepower hybrid with a two-litre gasoline engine and an electric motor.
following the E-Tron Quattro electric car and the exclusive Q2 L E-Tron hybrid for the Chinese market, Audi has made another eco-friendly crossover – the Q5 with a benzo-electric powerplant. The new Q5 TFSI E Quattro is equipped with a two-litre 248-horsepower gasoline turbo engine, a 141-horsepower electric motor and a seven-speed S tronic gearbox.
The total return of the new unit is 362 hp, which allows the crossover to accelerate 0-100 km / h in just 5.3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 239 km / h, which is quite good for a very large car with a relatively low-power 4-cylinder engine.
According to Audi, the new Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro on the combined cycle consumes just 2.1 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres. At the same time on the electric motor the crossover is able to drive about 40 kilometres with a maximum speed of up to 135 km / h.
This autonomy is provided by a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery located under the boot floor, which takes about 6 hours to fully charge from the household power grid. A more powerful outlet will reduce the energy replenishment time to 2.5 hours.
Version Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro is equipped with all-wheel drive, but with low loads and no need for all driving wheels, the car turns into a front-wheel drive for greater efficiency.
In the third quarter of 2019, the Audi Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro will go on sale in Germany.