Ingolstadt engine models for your new plug-in hybrids on Abundance instead of Austerity. Where BMW’s aim with the e-models in the middle of the engine personalization offer (for example, when 330e, 530e and 745e) , since Audi push. 367 HP (270 kW) of system power is called the data sheet for the new Q5 55 TFSIe, so 20 HP more than the actual range-topping SQ5 with a six-cylinder Diesel. Under the TFSIe offers at the base price (of approximately 60,000 instead of 69,000 euros), with the S-Line package and full assistance-regalia of the Plugin is equipped, however, with around 80,000 Euro.

500 Newton metres to 2.1 tons

The internal combustion engine under the front hood relies on only four cylinders. With a turbocharger, the two-liter gasoline engine does in the TFSIe configuration 252 HP (185 kW) – more than enough for the 2.1-tonne SUV. The E-drive delivers with 350 Newton-meters of torque extra boost in the sum of 500 Newton-metres is available, theoretically, starting from 1700 Rpm. SUV, climate protection, and cheap too: A car can be. three things at once, FOCUS Online/Wochit SUV, climate protection, and cheap too: A car, three things at once

In the Hybrid mode, it starts at half throttle, electric, silent and supple, if the burner starts there is a brief traction interruption (electric Motor and internal combustion sit together in front of the gear), then both machines pull together In the driving program “Efficiency” is now all good: E-Motor and combustion alternate or complementary, depending on what promises to be the better consumption. The System incorporates map data from the Navigation, to calculate ahead uphill and downhill gradients and speed limits with. Also over longer distances, so an average fuel consumption the six-Liter is reach, what is for the class of vehicle properly.

dynamics-allowed mode at Audi, not

missing In the EV mode with a purely electric drive (with approximately 85 kW of power), it is amazingly fast. It is not difficult, with the power to get along – the active accelerator pedal helps the driver to keep the nitro out of the game: in a clearly noticeable resistance indicates the threshold for the four-cylinder would be on. Up to Motorway speed of 130 km works quite well, at the same time it needs in case of emergency, only slightly more pedal pressure to activate the full power of the system. Audi EFAHRER – Tests

In the “Dynamic”mode, combined with the System electronics both drives for optimal performance and acceleration. As the car creates it by means of a simple Launch Control in 5.3 seconds up to hundreds of brand and the electric Boost pushes up to the maximum speed of 239 km/h. That sounds in theory to sports cars. But in practice, the Q5 sounds like there’s always four cylinder, such a force acts not in the mood. Fun does not make it so. Audi should throw in drive-vote, perhaps a glance in the direction of Munich, where the BMW i8 crossed a 1.5-Liter three-cylinder with the E-drive, that at any time the impression of a large motor is created with power in Abundance. Audi e-tron review: a Great E-car, disappointing range PCP Audi e-tron review: a Great E-car, disappointing range

behavior Away from the pure Motor-properties shows the Q5 is a dynamic and safe driving. The high SUV-emphasis is compensated for by a deep built-in battery, also the weight distribution is due to the battery neutral than the SQ5. It is quite a pleasure to cruise with the car on country roads.

petrol consumption on the long-range

As a service of the Q5 is car 55 TFSIe probably more on highways than on country roads – and as a service he could make a car with the budget of 0.5 per cent-taxation and E-mark special spores. Who drives that far, that the battery is no more, the operates the Q5, however, is outside of his comfort zone. We test the long-consumption-range at a 180-Kilometer-long highway round with cruise control-setting speed of 130 km/h and since the Q5 comes to an average consumption of 9.5 litres. This is not only worse than a comparable A4 Avant with petrol engine, which has a much lower air resistance than the Q5, which is also worse than the SQ5. The decision between SQ5 and TFSIe you should cases, the individual driving profile. Who more than half of the kilometres on long-haul routes on the highway back sets, the Diesel remains the first choice. Anyone who travels daily distances of up to 45 kilometers, and at home and at work via a charging option that is a TFSIe significantly in price – and CO2-effective on-the-go.

range and Charge

The new plug-in Hybrid in the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 set to 14 kWh battery (only in the Q7 a 17-kWh battery pack is used). In the driving operation, approximately 12 kWh usable. The Q5 reaches in the highway town-mixing a pure electric range of 45 kilometers. On the highway the range shrinks to 30 kilometers. The Audi is in the competitive environment of the middle-class Hybrid good. Audi AG EFAHRER – Tests

the Audi, however, is when you Load the new plug-in from Ingolstadt, put all of them on two-phase Charging with 16 amp – the resulting charging power of 7.4 kW means that the battery is charged to a suitable Wallbox in under two hours. Thus, the Q5 for the driver to take over the day several short stages distributed among the wheels is suitable, much better than the X5 45e, which has a greater range, but not under seven hours to fully charge. The supplied charger has an industrial three-phase power supply via a Schuko-Adapter. With the possible 2.3 kW charging power that takes a full load of just under six hours. No Problem with the speed limit, but in the car Park: New Q8 in the Test FOCUS Online is Not a Problem with the speed limit, but in the car Park: New Q8 in the Test

the interior and operation

The plug-in Q5 does not differ greatly from the conventionally-powered siblings. The trunk space is 465 litres, although smaller than in the case of Diesel or gasoline, the boot floor is from the load edge, as the space is very usable. The headroom on the rear bench seat is a bit lower than in the Standard models, but the SUV height, nevertheless, sufficient. For four-person families, the car is not in almost all situations, enough space, a comfortable sedan for four adults, the Q5 goes through but.

Although brand new to the Q5 continues with the operation on the classic Audi-concept of operation with turn-and-Push-entry and air-conditioning buttons and knobs (A6, A7 and A8 for the air conditioning to a low-placed Touch Display). This is not a disadvantage: After some getting used to the main functions to use are reactive to, what is a security gain, in contrast to the Touch-panels.

Only the integration of Smartphones via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, the Touch operation on the main screen, use the newer models are missing. The rotary Push-Controller navigates only with difficulty by means of the Smartphone menus.

pleasantly surprised we were in the Test of the navigation Software. The real-time data for route planning now include for the first time, downtown traffic with: Even in smaller cities, the System calculates a traffic jam delays, quite reliable, and offers Alternatives. So the Navigation with the data from Here Maps is finally a serious Alternative to Google Maps. The main reason for the Integration of mobile phones is thus not possible.

the bottom line

The Q5 is also available as a plug-in Hybrid a full-fledged Audi. Ambience, workmanship, materials, and also driving behaviour fit for the four rings. The system output of 367 HP promises the 55 TFSIe but too much. The mid-size SUV is not a sports car and, therefore, no Alternative to the SQ5. The promise of the CO2 Saving can redeem the Q5 only in commuting and on short trips to the full. On long-haul routes, the SUV-to-air resistance takes its toll. Overall, there is no good reason for the engine personalization level 55 – the small model 50 TFSIe relies on the same burner, the same battery, but a 299 HP (220 kW) reduced system performance. For around 7,000 euros less from the 50s drives virtually as good as the ‘ 55.

As a long-distance car, we want a A4 Avant with the same engine. Due to the significantly lower air resistance, the classic service could car combined consumption probably better convince. So far, however, planned no such A4, probably because the battery would be flat wagon no place.

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