During Audi's electrification process, several hybrid models have arrived in the range, including interesting plug-in variants such as the Q5 Sportback TFSI-e 50 plug-in hybrid from the ANSA Motori test. This SUV coupé, with a sporty character, combines a body with original shapes with a power unit that offers an important reserve of power.
With a length of about 4.70 meters, it rightfully enters the premium high-wheel proposals of the C-segment. The S-Line trim with the large two-tone wheels from which the red brake calipers can be glimpsed, and the various elements in black such as the grille, the contour of the side windows, the fog light frame, and the detail in the lower part of the rear bumper, contained in a special aesthetic package, make the whole ensemble particularly dynamic by replacing the chrome. The shape of the side, on the other hand, has a frieze that originates from the rear spoiler and ends at the front light clusters. There is no shortage of ribs on the bonnet that echo it to give further style to the front whose large mouth dominates for the air in which the logo of the four rings stands out. With the roof dropping down sharply, the Cd drops to 0.30.
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The passenger compartment, spacious for 5 people, has the fine finishes to which, for some time, we have become accustomed to Audi products, and a dashboard with a sporty design with the central part facing the driver. The three-spoke steering wheel, with the lower silver one integrating the S-Line logo, and seats with a central fabric part, are other details that underline the sporty nature of the car. The hi-tech touch, inevitable on a car from the Ingolstadt company, is represented by the 10.1-inch screen that stands at the top of the dashboard, to manage the infotainment system compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Added to this is the 12.3-inch digital instrumentation, which has set the standard, and also allows you to view the navigator in full screen, always offering clear and immediate information.
There is no lack of 360-degree vision to be able to observe even areas of the car that are difficult to perceive when manoeuvring, due to the rear pillars that descend downwards with greater inclination than those of the "conventional" Q5. Finally, there is also the compartment for inductive smartphone charging, always useful given the intensive use of these devices, even in the car, obviously connected to the multimedia system to avoid distractions.
Due to its technical configuration, the trunk is reduced in volume to 455 liters with the 5 seats in use, a value that is still sufficient even for a family trip. The combination of the electric compartment and the 2.0 TFSI internal combustion engine guarantees a system power of 299 hp, as well as a torque of 450 Nm, which translates into particularly brilliant performance, as underlined by the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h covered in just over 6 seconds, and a top speed that is close to 240 km/h. where permitted. This is also thanks to the 7-speed S tronic gearbox, which allows all the horsepower to be unloaded smoothly to the ground. Despite a significant mass, the Q5 Sportback hybrid on tap moves with a certain ease between curves, taking advantage of the placement on the bottom of the battery floor, which brings the center of gravity closer to the road, and the all-wheel drive, to better distribute the torque between the front and rear axles. Thanks to the battery with a larger capacity than that of a full hybrid car, in the city you can travel about 45 km in 100% electric mode, while consumption, traveling in hybrid mode, is around 18 km/l. A value that rises once the charge is finished, given that in the city you do not go beyond 11 km/l, on the motorway you travel on averages of 12.5 km/l, while in the suburban you are about 15 km/l. Clearly, the advice is to put it on charge once the energy reserve is exhausted, to make the most of its potential, since in 7 hours you can fill up with power from a domestic socket, while from a 7.4 kW wall box the operation is completed in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
In terms of driver aids, the Q5 features all the latest generation ADAS, so it offers driver assistance in an optimal way both in the city and on motorway trips. In addition, with the rear OLED headlights, the various interior segments light up, drawing the attention of those behind the wheel of the vehicle following the Audi SUV to avoid any rear-end collisions. The cost of the S-Line variant, with this engine, starts at just over 74,000 euros, but the list of accessories is quite substantial, so, by selecting the appropriate options, it can go up depending on the degree of customization desired.
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