The Audi Q5 TFSI e is the latest in a range of plug-in models from Audi. In electric mode, the car has a range of 26 miles with a top speed of 84mph allowing it to cover every trips - including motorway journeys - without the use of the petrol engine. The hybrid SUV combines a 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The Q5 TFSI e has an output of 367PS and 500Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 5.3 seconds.
For the first time, quattro permanent all-wheel drive with ultra-technology features in a car with an electric motor. The system works predicatively and uses sensors and the continuous analysis of data on driving dynamics and driver behaviour to ensure it is always looking ahead and is ready when needed.
Driver modes and efficiency
This new model has been designed so that you can do most of your daily driving electrically. The predictive efficiency assistant (PEA) uses predictive route data and monitors the distance to the vehicle ahead to choose between freewheeling with the engine switched off and coasting recuperation. When adaptive cruise control is on, the PEA can automatically brake and accelerate to enhance efficiency. When cruise control is off a haptic signal is given from the accelerator and a visual signal in the cockpit and head-up display shows the ideal time to let off the accelerator to use as much kinetic energy as possible.
There are three driving modes to choose from - Hybrid, EV and battery hold. Hybrid mode is activated automatically together with route guidance in the navigation system or can be activated manually. In hybrid mode the battery charge is distributed over the route to reduce fuel consumption. In EV mode, the base setting when the car is started, the car is driven electrically as long as the driver does not press the accelerator past a variable, perceptible pressure point. In battery hold mode the battery charge is held at the current level.
The Audi TFSI e is supplied with the compact charging system with cables for household and industrial units and a Mode 3 cable with Type 2 plug for public charging stations. The system features an LED status display and safety functions such as temperature and current monitoring. Even at a 230 V household outlet, the empty battery can be fully charged overnight in around seven hours. The myAudi app allows you to check the battery and range status, start the charging process, program the charge timer and view the charge and consumption statistics.
Equipment and design
The Audi TFSI e comes with a fantastic list of features, especially in the S line Competition specification, including LED headlights with high Beam Assist and 20" contrasting grey alloy wheels on the outside. Inside, the driver and passengers can enjoy fully electric adjustable sport seats with massage function, three zone automatic climate control and a technology pack which includes virtual cockpit, MMI navigation and PHEV-specific display.
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