The plug-in hybrid models from Audi

The model range

  • Seven PHEV models in the following product lines: A3, A6, A7 Sportback, A8, Q3, Q7, and Q8
  • New additions:
  • A3 Sportback TFSI e in two output levels: 40 TFSI e with 150 kW (204 PS) and 45 TFSI e with 180 kW (245 PS)
  • Q3 45 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e, each with 180 kW (245 PS)
  • Q8 TFSI e in two output levels: 55 TFSI e with 280 kW (380 PS) and 60 TFSI e with 340 kW (462 PS)

The technology components

  • Three TFSI engines in the entire PHEV range:
    • 1.4 TFSI with 110 kW (150 PS): A3 Sportback, Q3, Q3 Sportback
    • 2.0 TFSI with 185 kW (252 PS): A6, A7 Sportback
    • 3.0 TFSI with 250 kW (340 PS): A8, Q7, Q8
  • Each combined with a PSM electric motor with an output of between 80 and 105 kW
  • Compact models with S tronic and front-wheel drive
  • Large models with S tronic or tiptronic as well as two versions of the quattro drive
  • Lithium-ion battery upstream or downstream of the rear axle that stores between 13.0 and 17.9 kWh of energy depending on the model
  • Electric range of up to 78 kilometers (48.5 mi) (NEDC) for the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e
  • Special hybrid displays for the driver, such as the powermeter and energy flow diagram

The driving modes

  • Always starts up in electric mode, electric top speed is 135 (83.9 mph) or 140 km/h (87.0 mph), respectively; driver can use EV button to prioritize purely electric driving
  • Hybrid mode with special profiles: maintain or increase battery charge; controlled by the driver via the MMI operating system
  • Electric motor and combustion engine work together to create powerful boost
  • Coasting or recuperating in overrun mode; brake recuperation of up to 85 kW of power, hydraulic wheel brakes are engaged in addition as from 0.3 g of deceleration
  • Predictive operating strategy for efficient drive control with activated route guidance; creates a rough plan and fine plan using navigation data and the predictive efficiency assist
  • Audi drive select dynamic handling system comes as standard; influences boost and recuperation behavior

The charging options

  • Charging at home using the compact charging system, mobile charging with a mode 3 cable
  • Charging capacity of up to 7.4 kW depending on the model; two-and-a-half hours to fully charge an empty battery at an industrial power socket
  • Certified Volkswagen Naturstrom available for globally emissions-free driving
  • e-tron Charging Service allows convenient use of around 155,000 AC charging points in Europe
  • myAudi app for remote charging and pre-heating/cooling via the smartphone; shows charging stations

The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.