The engine range of the large crossover was supplemented by two hybrid powerplants-for versions 55 TFSI e and 60 TFSI e. Electrified all-terrain vehicles were not only surprisingly economical, but also very powerful: the top version is able to compete even with the Audi SQ7.
The basis of both power plants is identical. This role is assigned to a three-liter gasoline V6, developing 340 HP and 450 Nm of torque, and assist him built in 8-band automatic electric motor and 17.3-kilowatt battery. It is the settings of the electric motor and the two modifications differ.
The youngest with the index 55 develops a total of 381 HP and 600 Nm of torque, and the return of the elder is raised to an impressive 456 HP and 700 Nm: even the monumental sq7 diesel provides slightly less power. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes the new products 5.9 and 5.7 s, respectively, at a maximum speed of 240 km / h, and it is slower than the Audi SQ7, but, according to the manufacturer, hybrid crossovers can consume no more than 2.8-3.0 liters of gasoline per 100 km.
The fact is that some of these reference 100 km crossovers will travel on electric. Measurements on the WLTP cycle showed the result in 43 km without connecting the internal combustion engine, which, according to Audi, will allow in some countries not only to enjoy tax benefits and dedicated lanes, but also to drive safely where gasoline cars are ordered.
On this occasion, the crossovers were equipped with a recovery system with optimized efficiency, and immediately seven modes of operation of the driving electronics, and the possibility of forced preservation of the remaining battery charge, and the like.
In addition, the driver has an electronic assistant, which is in charge of improving the efficiency of electricity consumption: for example, it can determine when it should turn off the engine and move coasting and how to recover braking energy. According to the calculations of Audi, all braking with a force of up to 0.3 g is able to perform an electric motor, and with the help of recovery in the battery can be returned to 25 kW of electricity.
Orders for new hybrids in Europe are already accepted: they cost at least 74 800 euros and 89 500 euros, respectively.