Audi Q5 Hybrid details reailed.
Whether intentional or not, Audi has released the first details of the 2011 Q5 Hybrid ahead of its unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
On the styling front, there doesn’t appear to be any major changes except for new wheels which are undoubtedly wrapped in low-rolling resistance tires. Inside, there’s a revised instrument cluster (which provides an overview of the hybrid system) and a smaller luggage compartment which holds 480 liters (17 cubic feet) of cargo.
Like the A8 Hybrid concept, power is provided by a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and a 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) electric motor. Producing a combined 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, the Q5 Hybrid accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph). Furthermore, the crossover can run on electricity-alone but only up to 3 km (1.9 miles).
More details, driving video of Audi 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.
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Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro footage