Audi A5 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid

Posted on 22 April 2011 by Tony Santos

Audi A5 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid

Audi with the help from Peugeot and Citroen has just recently demonstrated a prototype of their new all-wheel drive version of the A5, the Audi A5 e-tron Quattro plug-in hybrid.

The A5 e-tron Quattro is powered by a 2.0L TFSI four cylinder engine making 208 hp plus two electric motors, one for each axle allowing for an all-electric capability. These electric motors are powered by 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The front axle motor delivers around 40 hp while the rear delivers 80 hp. Whenever e-tron Quattro is under heavy acceleration or when it looses stability and traction, the rear motor is activated to help improve road handling. It can travel on electric power alone for up to 25 miles with fuel economy rated at 2.7 liters/100 km. A5 e-tron Quattro can run from 0-60 mph in about 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 145 mph. But unfortunately, despite the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum parts, Audi engineers were not able to significantly reduce the weight of the car, it weighs 3,527 lbs, which is almost the same as a standard 2.0L A5.

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