Mar 4, 2014 , INGOLSTADT, Germany

The Audi Q5 hybrid EV combines the sportiness of a sedan with a variable interior and many practical solutions for everyday and recreational use.

Body and interior
Coupe-like proportions characterize the appearance of the Audi Q5. The aluminum tailgate wraps around the body – a characteristic feature of Audi’s Q models. The roof flows in a flat arc, and the A- and C-pillars are sharply raked. The Audi exclusive offroad styling package and Audi exclusive black styling package enable customers to give the mid-size SUV a very distinctive look.

The Audi Q5 can be equipped with optional heated and cooled front seats. The 540-liter (19.07 cu ft) cargo area can be easily expanded to 1,560 liters (55.09 cu ft). When the latches in the side walls are pulled, the spit rear seatbacks drop forward onto the seat cushions.

Audi Q5 hybrid quattro
A parallel hybrid, the Audi Q5 hybrid quattro is a sporty SUV that combines the performance of a six-cylinder engine with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder unit. A 2.0 TFSI with 155 kW (211 hp) and an electric motor with 40 kW and 210 Nm (154.89 lb-ft) of torque work together to provide the power. Their system output is 180 kW (245 hp) and system torque 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft).

The Audi Q5 hybrid quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 225 km/h (139.81 mph). At a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph), it has an electric range of up to three kilometers (1.86 miles). Its top speed in electric mode is 100 km/h (62.14 mph). Fuel consumption is just 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers (34.09 US mpg) on average.

A modified eight-speed tiptronic serves the power transmission, without the aid of a torque converter. A compact and lightweight lithium-ion battery system with 1.3 kWh energy capacity stores electrical energy. A complex air cooling system maintains battery temperatures within a suitable window.

Source: Audi