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Two versions of the new Q8 plug-in hybrid will soon be available, the Q8 55 TFSI e quattro and the Q8 60 TFSI e quattro. They both combine a 3.0 petrol V6 unit and a compact electric motor integrated into the eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox. The former develops an output of 340 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm while the latter offers 100 kW (136 hp) of pure electric power. The difference between the two versions of the SUV coupe lies in the management of their power units, with a total of 462 hp and 700 Nm for the 60 TFSI e, the more powerful of the two. The Q8 55 TFSI e offers a combined power of 381 hp for a torque of 600 Nm.
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In both the Q8 55 TFSI e and its 60 TFSI e variant, a 17.8 kWh battery is used to drive the 100 kW electric motor. This is slightly more than the battery of the Q7 TFSI e quattro released last year. The two SUVs (Q7 and Q8) now adopt the same latest generation battery, more compact and lighter by 40 kg than the previous one. This new module located under the floor in the trunk (505 liters to 1,625 liters) allows the Q8 60 TFSI e to travel up to 45 km in all electric power, while it allows the Q8 55 TFSI to travel up to 2 km moreover, without consuming a drop of fuel.
The more efficient Q8 60 TFSI e accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.4 seconds, but it takes just 0.4 seconds more at the 55 TFSI e to complete the exercise. The electric motor is also capable of towing one or other of the SUVs cut up to 135 km / h, before the heat engine takes over, up to a maximum speed of 240 km / h . The two behemoths will be marketed in November 2020, without having to add a single euro in favor of the State because their CO2 emissions are contained below 63 g / km on paper (taxation from 131 g / km) .
Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert in l / 100 km: 2.8 -2.7 / Stromverbrauch kombiniert in kWh / 100 km: 22.9 – 22.6 / …
Posted by Audi Deutschland on Tuesday, October 13, 2020