Audi Q5، A7، and A8 Plug-In Hybrids Are Coming to the U.S. in 2020
Thursday 07/March/2019 - 09:56 AM
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Audi's new range of plug-in-hybrid models is making its way to America. Gas-electric versions of the Q5 crossover، A7 hatchback، and A8 sedan are all set to arrive on our shores within 18 months from now، an Audi spokesperson told CD. The A6 plug-in hybrid that will be sold in Europe won't be offered in our market، Car and Driver website reported.
So far، Audi hasn't offered up many details on the hybrid powertrain، other than the fact that it uses a turbocharged gasoline engine، a synchronous electric motor، and an eight-speed automatic transmission that feeds power to all four wheels. A 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is said to provide 25 miles of electric driving range on the European WLTP cycle، although that number is sure to change for the U.S. market's different EPA cycle.
Audi says that the Q5 and A7 will be designated as "55" models، while the larger A8 will carry a "60" designation، suggesting that its hybrid system will offer a bit more power. These power-based numbers fit in with Audi's confusing naming scheme used elsewhere، which won't be reflected on the U.S. cars' badging. These hybrids also won't wear the e-tron name anywhere، as Audi says it will only use that name for fully electric models such as the e-tron SUV.
Expect to hear more about these new Audi hybrids within the next few months as U.S.-