2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro officially revealed at the 2010 LA Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on November 19, 2010

Audi has officially revealed at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro, which is its first model fitted with two drive systems. Specs of this car include a 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine that can deliver peak output of 155 kW (211 hp) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb.-ft.) that is available at between 1,500 rpm and 4,200 rpm. This 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline mill can also be found on the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine in the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro is complemented by a permanently energized synchronous machine that acts as an electric motor. Thanks to this electric motor, the Q5 Hybrid Quattro get an extra 33 kW (45 hp) of motive power as well as 211 Nm (155.63 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. The synchronous machines also act as a starter and, while decelerating, as a generator.

With the combination of the 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine and the synchronous electric motor, the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro boasts of 180 kW (245 hp) of total output as well as 480 Nm (354.03 lb.-ft.) of with a system torque.

With amount of power, the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro can accelerate from nil to 100 km/h (96.2 mph) in just 7.1 seconds. Moreover, the car is capable of sprinting from 80 km/h to 120 km/h (49.71 mph to 74.56 mph) in fifth gear in about 5.9 seconds. Top speed of the Q5 Hybrid Quattro is electronically limited to 222 km/h (137.94 mph).

The new Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro is equipped with a lithium-ion battery system, which weighs 38 kg (83.78 lb) and stores energy from the electric motor. With a capacity of 39 kW, the battery has 72 cells and 266 volts plus a nominal energy of 1.3 kWh.

The 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro covers about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) locally emission-free with a speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph). The hybrid SUV can drive up to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) alone under electric power. The Q5 Hybrid Quattro, on fuel consumption, boasts of an extraordinary 7.0 liters per 100 km (33.60 US mpg) and emits less than 160 grams of carbon dioxide per km (257.50 g/mile).

Its 75-liter (19.81 US gallon) tank produces a range comparable to that of a TDI. Moreover, the 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro offers five various operating modes: with the electric drive alone, with the combustion engine alone or in hybrid mode is possible, as are boosting and recuperation.

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