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Going Green — Which Hybrid Audi Models are On Sale?

Interest for the electric car has never been higher. Brands like Tesla have made EVs popular but not every customer wants to buy a Tesla, nor can every customer use an electric car in their everyday lives. A lack of range in affordable EVs and charging logistics can make owning a pure EV untenable for many customers. So the nice middle-man between pure internal combustion and pure electrification is the plug-in hybrid. Audi sells several new hybrid models but it can be a bit overwhelming for customers to learn of them all. So we’ll provide a list of all Audi’s hybrid models, with the important details to know about them.

 

At the moment, there are seven plug-in Audi hybrid models in total, split up between North America and Europe. The latter market gets all of them, while former only gets a few. Still, let’s take a look at all of them and which models are available in both markets, as well as their specs.

 

Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e (EU)

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The smallest hybrid Audi has to offer is a Europe-only vehicle — the A3 Sportback TFSI e. In much of Europe, there are two options available; the A3 40 TFSI e or the A3 45 TFSI e. Both of which use a similar powertrain setup, a 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The lesser 40 TFSI e makes 150 kW (201 horsepower) and can do 1.5 – 1.4 l/100 km (156-168 mpg U.S.). The more powerful 45 TFSI e model uses the same setup, and even gets the same efficiency, just with more power 180 kW (241 horsepower)

 

Audi A6 TFSI e (EU — U.S. Coming Soon)

Much like the A3 Sportback TFSI e, the Audi A6 TFSI e comes in two flavors; 50 and 55. The former uses a 2.0 liter turbo-four, paired with an electric motor, to make 185 kW (248 horsepower) and fuel economy of 2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km. While the more powerful A6 55 TFSI e uses a 3.0 liter turbo V6 with an electric motor, with 335 horsepower but return a fuel economy of 2.1-1.9 l/100km.

 

Audi A7 50 TFSI e (EU/U.S.)

The Audi A7 has the same powertrains as the A6 TFSI e models, just in a sleeker, sexier body style.

 

Audi A8 TFSI e

The Audi A8 TFSI e also gets the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 and an electric motor. It comes in 55 and 60 TFSI e trims. The Audi A8 55 TFSI e has 335 horsepower and the A8 60 TFSI e makes 455 horsepower. It can do 28 km (18 miles) on just electric power.

 

Audi Q5 TFSI e (EU/U.S.)

For the Audi Q5, there are the same two hybrid powertrain variants as the A6 and A7, just with slightly different fuel economy figures. So the 50 TFSI e gets 2.4 – 2.0 l/100 km. For the U.S. market, the 50 TFSI e is named the Q5 45 TFSI e but gets essentially the same specs.

 

Audi Q7 TFSI e

The Audi Q7 TFSI e gets a bump in engine size. It uses a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 with an additional electric motor, which comes in two flavors; 55 and 60 TFSI e. The former gets 250 kW (335 horsepower) and the latter makes 340 kW (455 horsepower). The 50 TFSI e gets 2.7 – 2.6 l/100 km and 26 miles on pure electric range.

 

Audi Q8 TFSI e

The Audi Q8 TFSI e uses the same exact powertrains as the Q7, just with slightly worse fuel economy, due to its extra weight. It can do about the same 26 miles on pure electricity, as well.

 

Coming Soon: Audi Q3 TFSI e, Audi Q3 Sportback TFSI e

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.