Audi Grows Its PHEV Offering

Audi has added to its PHEV offering in the shape of the new sporting executive A6 55 TFSI e boasting a system output of 365bhp.

The car is part of the automaker’s pledge to add five new PHEVs to its range before the year is out. It employs a four-cylinder 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine married to an electric motor integrated into a seven-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox. On top of the power claims, the automaker also said the car enjoys 368ft-lbs of system torque from just 1,250rpm. The lithium-ion battery pack stores 14.1kWh of energy and is positioned at the rear of the vehicle.

That combined output claims to deliver the 0 to 62mph sprint in 5.6 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph. Under purely electric power, it is claims of a top speed of 83mph and has a WLTP rated range of up to 32 miles. It charges up to an output of 7.4kW using a mode 3 cable and takes about two-and-a-half hours to recharge an empty high-voltage battery.

Director of Audi UK, Andrew Doyle, said: “Hybrid power is a particularly good fit for our customers in the executive class. There is of course a commuting element to their usage but long distances are also traditionally covered by cars in this segment. The potential to make journeys of over 30 miles under pure electric power, and to travel for hundreds more thanks to the powerful TFSI unit, makes the A6 TFSI e exceptionally fit for purpose, even before the BIK and VED advantages that its strong efficiency focus bring are taken into account.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_



Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *