Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro – plug-in hybrid

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The Audi A7 Sportback has gained a brand new plug-in hybrid variant. Known as the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro (phew), the brand new addition combines the smooth four-door coupe type of the C8 with an environment friendly PHEV powertrain good for over 40 km of zero emissions driving.

The drivetrain combines a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine (252 PS, 370 Nm) with an electrical motor with 105 kW (140 hp) and 350 Nm. Along with the separating clutch, the latter is built-in into the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automated transmission, which sends energy to each axles. Whole system output is 367 PS and 500 Nm of torque accessible at simply 1,250 rpm. That’s good for 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a 250 km/h prime pace.

Juicing the motor is a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery made up of 104 pouch cells. Situated below the flat boot ground (no step, 1,235 litres of capability with rear seats folded), the battery has a cooling loop related to each the coolant loop for the local weather management, and the low-temperature cooling loop into which the e-motor and energy electronics are additionally built-in.

Mixed gas consumption is rated from 2.1 to 1.9 litres per 100 km. It’s able to a pure electrical vary of over 40 km within the WLTP cycle, which suggests the A7 PHEV will get to take pleasure in a decrease tax charge in Germany as an organization automobile. Prime pace for the electric-only mode is 135 km/h.

The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e can be geared up with quattro all-wheel drive with extremely expertise. Thus, Audi is the one one on this phase to supply a plug-in hybrid with AWD. There are three completely different driving modes. The automobile begins in EV mode by default, whereas in Battery Maintain mode, the drive administration system holds battery capability on the present degree so {that a} outlined distance can later be coated absolutely electrically, as an illustration.

The Hybrid mode is activated both robotically along with navigation route steerage or by the motive force manually. Right here, the A7 PHEV makes use of the interaction between the electrical motor and the ICE to finish as many driving segments as potential electrically in order that total gas consumption is as little as potential. Relying on the scenario, the system chooses between freewheeling with the engine switched off and coasting recuperation. As much as 35 kW of energy will be recovered with the latter.

The electrical motor is answerable for all gentle braking as much as 0.1 g, which covers the vast majority of braking in on a regular basis driving. A most of 80 kW {of electrical} vitality is generated by way of braking recuperation at a deceleration of as much as 0.2 g.

For optimum effectivity, the A7 makes use of predictive drive administration to regulate the electrical motor, lithium-ion battery and the ICE. If route steerage is energetic, the predictive technique controls the drivetrain in order that the final city part of the route will be pushed solely electrically and the automobile arrives with the drive battery practically empty. When the A7 approaches a city, the drive administration costs the battery in order that the final city part will be pushed electrically with zero native emissions.

As for charging, the system, which features a Mode 3 cable with Sort 2 plug, options an LED standing show and security capabilities similar to temperature and residual present monitoring. A full cost at a three-phase CEE industrial outlet with 400V and 16A per section takes round 2.5 hours. The car costs with a most of seven.4 kW. A 230V family outlet can recharge an empty battery absolutely in roughly seven hours. On the street, the Audi e-tron Charging Service gives entry to greater than 100,000 charging factors in Europe with a single card.

The myAudi app permits clients to make use of the companies from the Audi join portfolio on their smartphones, which is much more sensible with a PHEV. The app can be utilized to examine the battery and vary standing, begin the charging course of, programme the cost timer and look at cost and consumption statistics. Additionally, the route planners in each the app and the MMI navigation present charging stations.

One other perform of the myAudi app is pre-entry local weather management earlier than setting off. The AC compressor and auxiliary heater within the automobile are electrically powered, which signifies that one can decide precisely how the inside needs to be heated or cooled whereas the battery is being charged. The identical applies to the seat and steering wheel heating, heating of the windshield, rear window and mirrors, and seat cooling, if optioned.

The Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e comes normal with an S line exterior package deal, black styling package deal and privateness glazing. HD Matrix LED headlights, sport seats, four-zone automated air conditioning, comfort key, Audi digital cockpit, PHEV-specific shows, 19-inch, multi-spoke wheels and pink brake calipers at each ends are additionally normal. Order books are open now in Europe.

Not your form of A7? Audi has additionally simply revealed the RS7 Sportback, which is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 with 600 hp and 800 Nm. RM610k buys you a 3.0 TFSI model of the A7 in Malaysia, which appears like first rate worth for a CBU import.

GALLERY: Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI in Malaysia


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