Audi plug-in hybrids get greater battery for additional electric powered vary

2021 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

Audi on Tuesday introduced a bigger battery for plug-in hybrid variations of its A6, A7 and Q5.

The trio get a new 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery as an alternative of their prior 14.1-kwh device. The new battery is the same unit supplied in plug-in hybrid variations of the Cayenne and Panamera from fellow Volkswagen Group manufacturer Porsche.

Timing for the United States has not been announced but we must see the new battery released here soon as it truly is already readily available elsewhere.

2021 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

Audi isn’t going to give the A6 with a plug-in hybrid option in our sector but the plug-in hybrid versions of the A7 and Q5 with the 14.1-kwh battery launched for 2021 have an EPA-rated electrical array of 24 and 19 miles, respectively. The 17.9-kwh battery really should give a raise to these figures.

Audi also provides a plug-in hybrid A8 with the 14.1-kwh battery here, while the huge sedan hasn’t been introduced with the 17.9-kwh battery just nevertheless. It really is attainable the automaker is ready until the A8’s facelift expected later on this year.

In the A6, A7 and Q5 plug-in hybrids, a 2.-liter turbocharged inline-4 is paired with an electric motor built-in with a 7-pace twin-clutch transmission. Depending on the marketplace, the setup provides outputs of 295 hp (50 TFSI e) and 362 hp (55 TFSI e).