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Audi Unveils Its First Hybrid, the 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro

Posted By Marc Carter On April 26, 2012 @ 11:55 am In automotive,Green Transportation | No Comments

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Audi [1] recently unveiled some changes to their 2013 Audi Q5 [2] midsize SUV range, which will include their first ever hybrid [3] model. The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro combines a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery [4] to give the SUV the power of a V6 engine, but with the fuel economy of a more efficient four-cylinder engine.

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The Q5 Hybrid Quattro is powered by a 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine that is mated to an electric motor [5]. The two motors generate a combined output of 245 horsepower and 354 lb-ft. of torque. The hybrid system sends its power to all four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and Audi’s [6] Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The electric motor gets its power from a compact lightweight lithium-ion battery system with 1.3 kWh energy capacity.

The driver can switch between three driving modes with the touch of a button. The EV [7] mode prioritizes the electric drive, while the D mode efficiently controls both the four-cylinder engine and electric motor. The S mode is configured for a sporty style of driving. The Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro can be driven with just the four-cylinder engine, just the electric drive or in hybrid mode.

Audi [1] claims that the Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro will reach 0-62 mph in 7.1 seconds and that it can drive in pure electric mode for just under 2 miles at a constant speed of 37 mph. It also has a combined fuel economy [8] rating of 34 mpg.

The 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro will be recognized by its fully painted bumpers and ten spoke turbine wheels when it arrives this summer.

+ Audi [1]


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[1] Audi: http://www.audiusa.com

[2] Audi Q5: http://models.audiusa.com/q5

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[4] lithium-ion battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=lithium-ion+battery

[5] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[6] Audi’s: http://inhabitat.com/audi-leaks-new-e-sound-being-developed-for-e-tron-electric-vehicles/

[7] EV: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[8] fuel economy: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+economy

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