Designed to appeal to eco-conscious families, the crossover features a parallel hybrid system which consists of a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor.
Following yesterday's early reveal, Audi has officially released materials for the new Q5 Hybrid quattro.
Designed to appeal to eco-conscious families, the crossover features a parallel hybrid system which consists of a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor. The four-cylinder produces 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, while the electric motor contributes 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) and 211 Nm (156 lb-ft). All told, the system has a combined output of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.
This allows the Q5 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph). More importantly, fuel consumption in the normal cycle (NEDC) is less than 7.0 liters per 100 km (34 US mpg) and CO2 emissions are under 160 g/km.
To get these impressive figures, the Q5 Hybrid has a 38 kg (84 lb) lithium-ion battery which stores 39 kW of energy. When stopped, in traffic, all drive systems are deactivated. As soon as the brake is released, the electric motor powers the vehicle at speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mph). Furthermore, it's possible to travel up to three kilometers (1.86 miles) on electricity alone at speeds up to 60 km/h (37.28 mph).
To keep weight down, the hood and tailgate are made out of aluminum and the quattro all-wheel drive system has been re-engineered with aluminum components. Thanks to these tweaks, the Q5 Hybrid tips the scales at less than 2000 kg (4409 lb) which makes it the lightest hybrid SUV in the world.
On the design front, the Q5 features a glossy black grille, chrome tailpipes, hybrid badging, and exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin has a redesigned instrument cluster and MMI Navigation Plus.
Expected to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Q5 Hybrid quattro will go on sale early next year.
Check out the press release for additional information