Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e: the Gran Turismo among the plug-in
Audi is systematically pursuing the range of its plug-in hybrid models. The five-door Coupe Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro S tronic joins the Q5 SUV with PHEV system, combining sporty performance and high efficiency.
Intelligent drive management with a predictive operating strategy enables high electric range. The Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro has a total power of 367 hp and covers over 40 km in purely electric mode.
The drivetrain of the new Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro comprises a turbocharged 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 252 PS and 370 Nm of torque and a permanently excited synchronous electric motor. Together with the separating clutch, it is integrated into the seven-speed S tronic, which uses ultra technology to transfer the drive torque to a quattro ultra drivetrain. Total system output is 367 PS; the maximum torque of 500 Nm is already available at just 1,250 rpm.
Values that guarantee, in combination with quattro drive and ultra technology, sports performance and reduced fuel requirements. The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (135 km/h in electric-only mode).
The lithium-ion battery is integrated into the rear of the vehicle below the luggage compartment floor in such as way that there is no step in the luggage compartment. Maximum usable stowage capacity with the rear seat folded down is thus 1,235 liters. Comprising 104 pouch cells, the lithium-ion battery stores 14.1 kWh of energy at a rated voltage of 381 volts beneath the luggage compartment floor.
The charging system compact comes standard with the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro A Mode 3 cable with Type 2 plug for use at public charging terminals is available as an option. The charging system compact comprises cables for household and industrial outlets plus a control unit. A full charge at a three-phase CEE industrial outlet with 400 volts and 16 amperes per phase takes just approximately 2.5 hours. The vehicle charges with a maximum of 7.4 kW. Even a 230 volt household outlet can recharge an empty battery fully and conveniently overnight in approximately seven hours.
The Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e offers a comprehensive list of standard equipment. The standard S line exterior package combined with the black styling package and the privacy glazing underscore the sporty overall impression of the four-door Gran Turismo even when standing still. HD Matrix LED headlights, sport seats, four-zone automatic air conditioning, convenience key, Audi virtual cockpit, PHEV-specific displays, 19-inch, multi-spoke wheels and red brake calipers front and rear are standard.
The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro S tronic will be available in Italian dealerships in the third quarter of 2019.