As we announced a few days ago, Audi is officially working on a new version of its quattro technology, a parallel hybrid plug-in.
It includes the 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine of 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque between 1500 and 4200 rpm assisted by an electric motor with an output of 33 kW (45 hp) and torque of 211 Nm both on the front wheels. While on the rear axle, there is a 81hp electric motor with 300Nm of torque. The transmission is a four-speed automatic.
Working together in electric mode (40km range below 100km / h), the two electric engine provide 110hp, in a combined mode, the total power of the A5 quattro e-tron is 314ch.
The weight is kept at 1.6 tons thanks to an aluminum body and carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts (CFRP) that reduce the original weight of the car by 100kg.
The Lithium Ion battery with a 6.5 kWh capacity is placed in the central tunnel, charging takes 2 hours on a household outlet (230V).
Thanks to torque’s active management its distribution is optimized on the axles, this new Quattro generation is useful in the city to reduce consumption but also on slippery road where it sends the torque to the axle that needs it most. The electric drive allows a very precise management, of the traction control system and the differential.
Regeneration of braking energy is operated through generators and is optimized on the rear axle by an innovative electric braking system.
Audi joins other manufacturers who already offer this type of 4 wheel drive hybrid propulsion
(whether in concepts, prototypes or production vehicles) that we will likely see end up in the Q5 Hybrid: