Audi has been really upping its hybrid offerings across its range
Now, there are all manner of hybrid-powered models to choose from which bring a great blend of performance and efficiency. Plus, there’s the opportunity to drive on electric-only power for many miles, furthering cost-savings even more.
So what do you need to know about Audi’s range of hybrids and what does each one offer? Let’s take a look at the range.
A3 TFSI e
It’s in the A3 that you’ll find Audi’s hybrid range kicking off. It uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is then linked to an electric motor and batteries for excellent efficiency levels. In fact, keep the battery topped up and Audi says you could see over 235mpg.
Plus, Audi says that you’ll be able to travel for up to 37 miles on electric power alone, making this a great option for drivers with shorter commutes or who frequently do more compact trips close to home.
A6 TFSI e
It’s the ever-popular A6 that comes next on the hybrid list. Available in both saloon and estate layouts, the A6 feels like a perfect car for hybridisation as it’s large, comfortable and definitely benefits from some added efficiency.
It uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with hybrid assistance and, thanks to some recent refinements, can deliver up to 42 miles of electric-only driving power.
A7 TFSI e
The luxurious and sporty A7 is the next on our list. Much the same as the A6, it uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is then hooked up to an electric motor and battery. Audi says that you should get up to 40 miles of zero-emissions driving, too.
You could get up to 362bhp on the most powerful hybrid A7 models, too, meaning that there’s plenty of performance to go alongside that efficiency.
A8 TFSI e
Audi’s luxury limo A8 is also available with a hybrid powertrain. The whisper-quiet nature of electric-only driving really suits the character of the refined A8, too, with both driver and passengers able to enjoy a really silent experience when on the move.
You can also get this hybrid powertrain on the long-wheelbase A8 L if you’re after even more space.
Q3 TFSI e
Kicking off Audi’s range of hybrid SUVs is the Q3 TFSIe. It may be one of the smaller SUVs in the line-up, but it packs a big punch. Much like the A3 hatch, the Q3 hybrid uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and hybrid setup that is capable of returning up to 31 miles on electric-only power.
You can also get it in sleek-looking Sportback form for those drivers who want a stronger visual impact.
Q5 TFSI e
Finally, we have the Q5 TFSI e. Much like the Q3, you can get it in both SUV and Sportback bodystyles, but both are accompanied by a fully electric range of up to 37 miles.
With just under 300bhp it’s surprisingly powerful, too, while boot space stands at a still-respectable 465 litres, down on the regular car’s 550-litre boot.