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Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV launched

Audi has released a new, plug-in hybrid-driven version of its major estate car. Referred to...

Audi has released a new, plug-in hybrid-driven version of its major estate car. Referred to as the A6 Avant fifty five TFSI e quattro, it takes advantage of the exact same PHEV powertrain as the a short while ago released Q5 fifty five TFSI e and A7 fifty five TFSI e – and it’ll be obtainable to buy in the United kingdom afterwards this year, with rates setting up from all over £63,000.

The A6 Avant fifty five TFSI e’s PHEV powertrain contains a turbocharged two.-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric powered motor, which sends electricity to all 4 wheels by using a 7-velocity automatic gearbox. Full program output stands at 362bhp and 500Nm of torque – which offers the A6 Avant a claimed -62mph time of five.seven seconds and an electronically constrained top velocity of 155mph.

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Financial state and emissions figures stand at 148.6mpg and in between 44–48g/km of CO2 respectively. It’ll cover a claimed 32 miles on electric powered electricity by itself, at speeds of up to 84mph.

When plugged into a seven.4kW charging place with Audi’s supplied mode three cable, the A6 Avant fifty five TFSI e will get well a one hundred p.c charge in all over two.five hrs. The PHEV powertrain’s regenerative braking program is also frequently topping-up the battery below normal driving situations.

However, practicality has been affected by hybrid powertrain. The battery pack eats intensely into the A6 Avant’s boot, leaving only a 405-litre potential – which is one hundred sixty litres scaled-down than the normal estate’s and 45 litres much less than that of the Hyundai i30 Fastback. With the rear bench stowed, potential swells to 1,535 litres, but this figure is however 145 litres much less than the normal A6 Avant.

Audi is nonetheless to verify the United kingdom specification of the A6 Avant fifty five TFSI e quattro. However, European illustrations will get 19-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, Matrix LED headlamps, black door mirrors, rear privateness glass and Audi’s sporty S line human body kit – all of which are probably to aspect on the automobiles destined for United kingdom shores.

Inside of, buyers should get a pair of sports activities seats, a sports activities steering wheel, 4-zone automatic air conditioning and aluminium pedals. Like the normal A6, there should also be a 12.three-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment program and an supplemental touchscreen for the centre console, which operates the car’s local weather handle options.

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