Audi A5 e-tron Quattro Plug-In Hybrid Prototype Revealed

Audi A5 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid Prototype is powered by a 2.0 litre TFSI engine, that produces 211bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a 45bhp electric motor on the front. Both these engines are used to drive the front wheels through a dry clutch and four-speed automatic transmission.

There is also a second electric motor at the back, that produces 81bhp and 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only used in case there is additional traction needed or when accelerating.

Electric motors get their power from a 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, that offers a range of up to 25 miles from a full charge and speeds up to 62 mph. Average fuel economy is 104 mpg, 0-62mph comes in 5.9 seconds and it has a top speed of 142mph.

Peugeot is launching their 3008 HYbrid4 all-wheel drive diesel-electric hybrid later this year, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Audi is also taking their e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid into production vehicles in the near future.


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  • It’s good to see that Audi are getting their act together on the Hybrid auto fornt. The A5 e-tron looks great, I am sure there will be their existing customer  base who they will appeal to, especially as motorists are going to be hit more and more in their wallets by driving environmentally unfriendly cars.  This offers a real alternative to those who also like to drive good, serious cars.

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