Audi will launch new petrol-electric plug-in hybrid variations of the A6, A7 Sportback, A8 and Q5 mannequin traces on the Geneva Motor Present, to be badged as TFSI e fashions. All variants can have an electrical vary of greater than 25 miles in accordance with WLTP, and all fashions are due throughout 2019.
A6, A7 Sportback and Q5 TFSI e fashions shall be obtainable in a alternative of two configurations with both a consolation or efficiency orientation and corresponding outputs and tools packages.
Sooner or later, the “e-tron” label shall be reserved solely for purely electrically pushed automobiles within the Audi portfolio, whereas the brand new expanded vary of plug-in hybrids shall be identifiable by means of their “TFSI e” badging. Relying on the mannequin collection, a alternative of two variants with differing efficiency and tools shall be obtainable: a consolation mannequin (50 TFSI e) and a variant with a better output and extra of a efficiency focus (55 TFSI e or, for the A8 particularly, 60 TFSI e).
The plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles (PHEVs) provide zero-emissions city driving when in electric-only mode, and freedom from vary anxiousness when driving lengthy distances.
An electrical-only vary of greater than 25 miles shall be attainable in every TFSI e mannequin based mostly on WLTP check information.
The basic TFSI e idea brings collectively a turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection and an electrical motor that’s built-in within the transmission. A lithium-ion battery beneath the baggage compartment ground provides vitality. Consequently, the electrical motor can assist the combustion engine throughout acceleration.
The configuration additionally affords potential for vitality harvesting due to recuperation expertise based mostly on the system utilized by the brand new purely electrically pushed Audi e-tron. The electrical motor can handle nearly all of on a regular basis braking activations involving mild, gradual deceleration, and below extra reasonable braking the duty is split between the motor and the hydraulic wheel brakes. Solely when braking power exceeds Zero.4g do the hydraulic brakes assume sole accountability for deceleration.
The A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro combines a three.Zero-litre, six-cylinder TFSI combustion engine with a completely excited synchronous electrical motor. That is built-in along with the clutch within the eight-speed tiptronic which channels its torque to the quattro everlasting all-wheel drive system.
In unison, the 2 energy sources of the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro present 330 kW (449 metric horsepower) of system output and 700 Nm of system torque. The A8 is out there in commonplace and prolonged wheelbase A8 L kinds.
The Audi A6 and A7 Sportback fashions with plug-in hybrid drive use the identical powertrain, with a battery capability that’s an identical to that of the Audi A8 PHEV, however in these circumstances a four-cylinder 2.Zero TFSI petrol engine linked to a seven-speed S tronic transmission transfers torque to the quattro system with extremely expertise. The twin-clutch transmission integrates the electrical motor.
Each fashions can be found in two output ranges with completely different increase efficiency. For the 50 TFSI e, the system output is 220 kW (299 metric horsepower); for the 55 TFSI e, it’s as excessive as 270 kW (367 metric horsepower). Peak system torque is 450 and 500 Nm respectively.The powertrain within the Audi Q5 PHEV follows the identical idea because the Audi A6 and A7. The SUV shall be obtainable as a 50 TFSI e quattro with 220 kW (299 metric horsepower) system output and as a 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 metric horsepower).
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