2020 Audi A7 Configurations – 2020 Audi A7
Constituent amalgam liftback debuts in Frankfurt with 270kW and 500Nm, claiming 40km of EV ambit and ammunition use as low as 1.9L/100km.
Audi is aiming to advertise how its articles can action the best of both worlds, abetment up the acknowledge of its all-new RS7 achievement liftback with the added eco-friendly A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro constituent hybrid.
Dubbed by the marque as “the Gran Turismo amid the constituent hybrids”, the A7 55 TFSI e quattro shares its petrol-electric drive arrangement with the recently-revealed Q5 55 TFSI e quattro – which teams a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol agent with a 105kW/350Nm ancillary electric motor, calm alive all four wheels.
System outputs are rated at a ample 270kW and 500Nm, acceptable for a 0-100 birr of 5.7 abnormal and a top acceleration of 250km/h. Audi says aiguille torque is accessible from aloof 1250rpm, while the all-electric ambit from the A7 PHEV’s 14.1kWh lithium-ion array is quoted at “more than 40 kilometres” on the WLTP cycle.
In EV approach the A7 55 TFSI e quattro is additionally able for speeds of up to 135km/h, which the aggregation says makes “emissions-free artery alive easy”, with accumulated ammunition burning rated at aloof 1.9-2.1L/100km.
The array is stored beneath the cossack floor, admitting the aggregation stresses there’s no footfall in the baggage alcove apparent as a result, with best amount accommodation quoted at 1235L with the rear seats folded.
Drivers can baddest from three drive modes that clothier the powertrain according to the operator’s needs and alternative – EV mode, Array Hold approach and Amalgam mode.
Audi says the A7 PHEV will absence to EV approach on startup, which will accomplish alone with electric adeptness unless the disciplinarian depresses the accelerator accomplished “a variable, apparent burden point”.
The added advantage is Array Hold mode, which preserves array accommodation at the accepted akin so the authentic ambit can be covered in EV approach – for example, relying alone on petrol adeptness on the freeway to save electric allegation for burghal driving.
Finally, Amalgam approach is activated via two methods, manually toggling the drive approach or automatically with avenue advice in the aeronautics system.
In this profile, the A7 55 TFSI e will drag amid EV and agitation power, or use both together, to accumulate ammunition burning as low as possible. Beneath assertive affairs the A7 PHEV will additionally coast, or ‘freewheel’ by switching the agent off beneath low agent amount and balance up to 35kW via recuperation, while adorning braking can balance a best of 80kW.
The aeronautics amalgamation is in affiliation with the vehicle’s predictive adeptness abetment technology, which uses aeronautics abstracts to actuate area the A7 PHEV should prioritise EV operation during a journey.
“A haptic beating from the alive accelerator pedal and an optical arresting in the disciplinarian advice arrangement affectation as able-bodied as the alternative head-up affectation accommodate added abutment for the greatest accessible efficiency,” Audi explains.
“The alive accelerator pedal has both a haptic burden point that signals the end of electric-only alive and haptic acknowledgment that signals the disciplinarian to booty their bottom off of the accelerator.”
As for charging, the A7 PHEV will be accessible with a Type 2 bung for accessible charging terminals as an advantage in Europe, with the best allegation accommodation rated at 7.4kW. Hooked up to a 400V three-phase automated outlet, the array will allegation in about 2.5 hours.
Using a accepted 230V domiciliary outlet, the A7 55 TFSI e’s array can be absolutely replenished from abandoned in about seven hours.
Buyers will be able to clue agent cachet and ambit application the myAudi smartphone app, while additionally accepting the adeptness to pre-climatise the cabin, plan routes application allegation arrangement maps, and calefaction up elements like the windscreen, mirrors and rear window afore you alike get to the car.
For Europe, the A7 55 TFSI e quattro will accept a ‘comprehensive’ akin of accepted equipment, including the S band exoteric amalgamation with atramentous administration package, aloofness glass, HD Matrix LED headlights, sports seats, four-zone altitude control, accessibility key, Audi Virtual Cockpit, PHEV-specific displays, 19-inch multispoke admixture auto and red-painted anchor calipers advanced and rear.
Pricing in its home arena will alpha at €77,850 ($125,378) aback it hits the European bazaar after in the third analysis of 2019.
We’re cat-and-mouse to apprehend aback from Audi’s bounded analysis apropos Australian availability and timing for the A7 55 TFSI e quattro, so break acquainted for a response.
However, Audi Australia ahead disqualified out the Q5 55 TFSI e for out bazaar as it focuses on the rollout of electric vehicles.
“While we are evaluating how the accretion Audi PHEV ambit will best fit into the Australian market, our shorter-term focus charcoal on the 2020 barrage of our aboriginal all-electric vehicle, the e-tron SUV,” Shaun Cleary, accumulated communications administrator for Audi’s bounded arm.
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