All-wheel drive plug-in hybrid crossover with 270kW and 500Nm unveiled ahead of European sales launch later this year.
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The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro has been revealed, powered by a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 105kW/350Nm electric motor built into the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Total system outputs are rated at 270kW and 500Nm – the latter available from just 1250rpm.

Audi says the Q5 plug-in hybrid is capable completing the 0-100km/h standard in 5.3 seconds, and hitting a top speed of 239km/h, or 135km/h in EV mode.

The electric-only driving range under the WLTP cycle is claimed to be over 40 kilometres. Overall fuel economy is said to be between 2.1 and 2.4L/100km.

Hooked up to a standard 220V household outlet, the Q5 plug-in hybrid's 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in around six hours. Using a 400V/16A fast charger this time drops to two-and-a-half hours.

The car comes with a Predictive Efficiency Assistant, which uses route data and the car's proximity sensors to decide when to switch off the petrol engine and go into energy recuperation mode.

If adaptive cruise control is engaged, the system uses its predictive smarts to modulate braking and acceleration to improve efficiency.

Standard features, at least in Europe, include LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport seats, three-zone climate control, convenience key, S line exterior styling package, and rear seats that can recline and slide.

The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro goes on sale in Germany during the third quarter of 2019.

Australia

Speaking with CarAdvice, Audi Australia's corporate communications manager, Shaun Cleary, said there are "no immediate plans to bring the Q5 PHEV to Australia".

"While we are evaluating how the expanding Audi PHEV range will best fit into the Australian market, our shorter-term focus remains on the 2020 launch of our first all-electric vehicle, the e-tron SUV," he continued.

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