Audi has unveiled a new plug in hybrid version of its Q5 SUV, the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro. This new hybrid Q5 comes with a 2.0 litre TFSI turbo petrol engine that produces 252 horsepower, this is combined with an electric engine to give a total of 367 horsepower.
The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro comes with impressive performance, it has a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 148.5 miles per hour.
The Q5 55 TFSI e** marks the first time that the efficiency-optimized all-wheel drive with ultra technology is used in combination with an electric motor. The all-wheel drive system’s intelligent control works predictively, always looking ahead by means of sensors and the continuous analysis of the data collected on driving dynamics and driver behavior. The quattro all-wheel drive system is thus always ready when needed. At low loads and a sufficient coefficient of friction between the wheels and the road surface, the transmission of power to the rear wheels is deactivated. The drivetrain then functions with high efficiency as a front-wheel drive system. All-wheel drive is deactivated whenever it is not needed, but it remains available at all times. Fast, automatic activation of the all-wheel drive system follows a three-stage strategy: proactive, predictive and reactive. By networking quattro drive with Audi drive select, drivers can adjust not just the character of the engine, but also the all-wheel-drive properties to suit their individual preferences.
You can find out more information about the new Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro over at Audi at the link below. It will launch in the third quarter of 2019 and prices for this new hybrid SUV will start at €60,450.