In addition to all of its fully-electric e-tron models, Audi also recently put out an impressive suite of plug-in hybrids (PHEV). One of which, the Audi A7 55 TFSI e, was just named the best luxury hybrid in America by U.S. News and World Report.
According to the U.S. News and World Report, the Audi A7 55 TFSI e is the best “Luxury Plug-In Hybrid” on sale in America. It’s one of the many best hybrid and electric car winners, and it sits among some impressive company. It was given a score of 8.8 out of 10, thanks to its combination of range, fuel economy, luxury, and style.
“Those looking for good fuel economy ratings on a luxury plug-in will be happy to hear that the A7 has an EPA rating of 29 mpg combined. If you’re planning to use the battery, the electric-only range is an EPA estimated 24 miles. The A7 will reach a full charge in about two and a half hours with a 240-volt charger. All of these figures are close to the top among luxury plug-ins.” said U.S. News and World Report.
The Audi A7 55 TFSI e uses a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, paired with an electric motor, to make a combined 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Those are Audi S5 figures in a four-cylinder hybrid. It also get a 14.1 kWh battery pack that provides 24 miles of all-electric range, which is more than enough for your trip to the grocery store and back.
More importantly, with both the engine and electric motor in use, the Audi A7 55 TFSI e returns an impressive 29 mpg combine, according to the EPA. That might not sound great but for a heavy luxury car as big as the A7 is, with as much power as the hybrid version has, it’s actually quite good. Combine that impressive economy and electric range with an incredibly smooth and comfortable ride, responsive steering, and exciting acceleration and the Audi A7 55 TFSI is should be your starting point if you’re looking for a luxury hybrid.