Audi has released a new, plug-in hybrid-powered variation of its greatest estate car or truck. Identified as the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro, it utilizes the very same PHEV powertrain as the lately released Q5 55 TFSI e and A7 55 TFSI e – and it’ll be offered to purchase in the British isles afterwards this 12 months, with rates setting up from around £63,000.

The A6 Avant 55 TFSI e’s PHEV powertrain contains a turbocharged 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol motor, a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor, which sends ability to all four wheels by using a seven-velocity automated gearbox. Full method output stands at 362bhp and 500Nm of torque – which gives the A6 Avant a claimed -62mph time of five.7 seconds and an electronically restricted top rated velocity of 155mph.

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Economic climate and emissions figures stand at 148.6mpg and between 44–48g/km of CO2 respectively. It’ll deal with a claimed 32 miles on electric ability alone, at speeds of up to 84mph.

When plugged into a 7.4kW charging issue with Audi’s equipped manner 3 cable, the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e will recover a 100 % demand in around 2.five several hours. The PHEV powertrain’s regenerative braking method is also consistently topping-up the battery below typical driving disorders.

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

Audi is but to verify the British isles specification of the A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro. Nevertheless, European illustrations will receive 19-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, Matrix LED headlamps, black doorway mirrors, rear privacy glass and Audi’s sporty S line human body package – all of which are probable to function on the vehicles destined for British isles shores.

Inside, customers need to get a pair of athletics seats, a athletics steering wheel, four-zone automated air conditioning and aluminium pedals. Like the normal A6, there need to also be a twelve.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a infotainment method and an more touchscreen for the centre console, which operates the car’s climate control configurations.

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