Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV launched

Audi has released a new, plug-in hybrid-run variation of its most significant estate car or truck. Termed the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro, it employs the very same PHEV powertrain as the just lately released Q5 55 TFSI e and A7 55 TFSI e – and it’ll be available to buy in the Uk afterwards this calendar year, with costs beginning from around £63,000.

The A6 Avant 55 TFSI e’s PHEV powertrain contains a turbocharged 2.-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor, a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electrical motor, which sends electrical power to all 4 wheels by means of a 7-speed computerized gearbox. Whole procedure output stands at 362bhp and 500Nm of torque – which provides the A6 Avant a claimed -62mph time of 5.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

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Economic climate and emissions figures stand at 148.6mpg and involving 44–48g/km of CO2 respectively. It’ll cover a claimed 32 miles on electrical electrical power alone, at speeds of up to 84mph.

When plugged into a 7.4kW charging place with Audi’s provided method 3 cable, the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e will recuperate a 100 percent demand in around 2.5 hours. The PHEV powertrain’s regenerative braking procedure is also constantly topping-up the battery underneath typical driving conditions.

On the other hand, practicality has been impacted by hybrid powertrain. The battery pack eats intensely into the A6 Avant’s boot, leaving only a 405-litre potential – which is 160 litres more compact than the common estate’s and 45 litres significantly less than that of the Hyundai i30 Fastback. With the rear bench stowed, potential swells to one,535 litres, but this figure is continue to one hundred forty five litres significantly less than the common A6 Avant.

Audi is yet to affirm the Uk specification of the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro. On the other hand, European illustrations will acquire 19-inch alloy wheels, pink brake calipers, Matrix LED headlamps, black doorway mirrors, rear privacy glass and Audi’s sporty S line human body kit – all of which are probably to aspect on the autos destined for Uk shores.

Within, consumers need to get a pair of sports activities seats, a sports activities steering wheel, 4-zone computerized air conditioning and aluminium pedals. Like the common A6, there need to also be a twelve.3-inch electronic instrument cluster, a infotainment procedure and an further touchscreen for the centre console, which operates the car’s local climate handle options.

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