Today is Audi A7 day. First, the new plug-in hybrid Audi A7 55 TFSI e quattro, later today, the new RS 7!
The new Audi A7 still has it all. The 5-door Sportback design conveys room for both people and gear and is available in both A7 and S7 trims. The latter is a 444-horsepower sport Sportback. Joining the line-up is a new A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro, a highly-efficient plug-in hybrid variation.
The new plug-in hybrid Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro is powered by a turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder. It produce 248-horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to a 143-horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM), Total system output is 362-horsepower and a maximum torque of 368.8 lb.-ft. available as of 1,250 rpm.
The A7 PHEV reaches 100 km/h from not in only 5.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h. The 14.1 kWh 104 pouch cells lithium-ion battery provides an electric range, according to the WLTP cycle, of more than 40 kilometres. The A7 Sportback can reach speeds of up to 135 km/h in electric-only mode.
The quattro all-wheel drive system on the A7 e quattro is equipped with ultra technology which means it is designed for performance and efficiency. The A7 is delivered with three drive modes including a “Battery hold” mode in order to save EV range for a later moment. By default, the A7 always starts in EV mode and there’s also a Hybrid mode.
The Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro hits the European market very soon.