Audi has introduced a new version of the A7 Sportback car. The new vehicle is called A7 Sportback 55 Turbo fuel stratified injection (TFSI) e Quattro. The vehicle will be available for sale in Germany at 77,850 euros ($85,950). Audi hasn’t confirmed about the sale of A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro in the United States of America (USA).
Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro has plug-in hybrid technology. It is equipped with 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The gas engine is accountable for spinning the vehicle’s front wheel. The rear wheels are powered by the car’s 7-speed S Tronic gearbox. Therefore, the name electric Quattro design.105 kW is the permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM) and 350 NN·mm (258.1 lb-ft) is the peak torque of the vehicle.
The total output of the system is 361 HP. The maximum torque of 368 pound-feet is available from 1,250 rpm. The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro accelerated at 0- 60 km/hr in approximately around 5.7 seconds. The top speed of the car is 155 mph.
The electric range of the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro is more than 25 miles. The speed in the battery power alone is 84 mph thus making driving emission-free. The plug-in hybrid model has been subjected to the lower tax rate in Germany due to its low emission and efficiency in electric mode.
Located under the luggage compartment floor 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack powers the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro’s electric motor. There is no space crunch and the vehicle has the same cargo room as the standard A7, claims Audi.
Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro has three driving modes, EV mode, Hybrid mode and Battery Hold mode. The EV mode is the default mode when the vehicle starts. It means that the car will be driving automatically in EV mode until the driver changes the mode. The hybrid mode can be activated by the driver using the operating mode button or it is automatically activated according to the route in the navigation. In Battery Hold mode, the drive management system holds battery capacity at the current level so that a defined distance can later be covered fully electrically.
The Audi A7’s battery can be charged fully in 2.5 hours. It requires around 7 hours for a full charge on a 230 Volt source. Bookings are open now in Europe from today.