The new Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro has been revealed ahead of a European market launch in the third quarter of 2019.
Power comes from a 2.0-litre 185kW/370Nm turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 105kW/350Nm electric motor integrated into the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The system offers combined outputs of 270kW and 500Nm.
In terms of performance, Audi claims the Q5 plug-in hybrid can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 239km/h. In EV mode the top speed is capped at 135km/h.
Speaking of EV mode, according to the WLTP cycle the Q5 PHEV has a fully-electric driving range of over 40 kilometres, while fuel economy is rated at 2.1-2.4L/100km depending on specification.
When using a regular 220V household power outlet, the car’s 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in around six hours, while a 400V/16A fast charger can achieve the same result in 2.5 hours.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, three-zone automatic climate control, a convenience key, PHEV-specific displays and an S line exterior package.
At this stage, Audi’s Australian arm is yet to confirm if the Q5 PHEV will be part of the local range.
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