Plug-in trifecta: 2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e models come standard with big-engine performance, small-engine efficiency

  • On sale now, the 2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrids bring torque-rich, powerful plug-in performance and all-electric driving to Audi customers
  • 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e receives host of updates, A7 TFSI e is new to U.S.
  • The three models represent ongoing commitment to Audi’s anticipated goal of 30% of its U.S. portfolio electrified by 2025

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 12, 2020 – With high performance,  lower fuel consumption and an abundance of technology, the 2021 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e, A7 55 TFSI e and A8 60 TFSI  plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) offer a compelling case for plugging into the future, today. Now on sale nationwide in the U.S., the 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e combine Audi’s premium appointments and driving dynamics with integrated hybrid technology and smartphone app functionality.

The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, updated with sharpened design and Audi’s latest MIB 3 infotainment technologies, is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine and electric motor that, when combined, produce a net 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Not only is its power similar to the Audi SQ5, but the PHEV model is also able to drive without direct tailpipe emissions in EV mode and can be had with $6,712 in potential federal tax incentives. Sharing its powertrain with the Audi A7 TFSI e, both vehicles are eligible for HOV lane access in several states.

For the Audi Q5 TFSI e and A7 TFSI e, power is routed through a seven-speed S tronic transmission to all four wheels with quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology.

The 2021 Audi A8 TFSI e is equipped with a six-cylinder engine that when combined with its electric motor can produce V8 levels of power when it’s needed. Or, the A8 TFSI e can operate in nearly silent all-electric mode for a truly serene experience. The combined A8 TFSI e powertrain is rated at a net 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The A8 TFSI e comes equipped with standard quattro® all-wheel drive and an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission.

All three vehicles come with a 14.1 kWh battery pack that sits under the rear cargo area and are equipped with an integrated heat pump that uses battery heat to efficiently warm the cabin. Their onboard 7.7 kW charger allows them to replenish battery power from empty to 100% in just 2.4 hours when using a 240-volt outlet. The PHEV models can be charged at any SAE J1772 home or public charger, with programmable interior preconditioning via the myAudi app to efficiently warm or cool the interior ahead of driving.

Standard predictive efficiency assist is designed to increase brake-energy recuperation when approaching a slower vehicle or rolling downhill. When equipped with its available satellite navigation in the Audi Q5 TFSI e, which comes standard in the A7 and A8 TFSI e models, predictive efficiency assist also takes curves ahead of the vehicle, speed limits and more variables with vehicle coasting into account, reading the vertical profile of the road and adjusting the vehicle's behavior to help customers benefit from lower fuel consumption.

Detectable haptic feedback from the accelerator pedal and a visual signal in the MMI and head-up display indicate the proper time to let off the accelerator to use as much kinetic energy as possible. Symbols in the Audi virtual cockpit indicate speed reductions, including for speed limits, town signs, curves and downhill slopes, traffic circles, intersections and highway exits.

Each of the three models start in all-electric mode when charged but can also operate in hybrid mode to take advantage of both powertrains or battery hold mode to reserve electric power for later use.

The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e further Audi’s goal to electrify an estimated 30% of its U.S. lineup by 2025, accompanying the all-electric 2021 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback in the brand’s plug-in portfolio.

Model year 2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e models starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices:

Model

Starting MSRP

EPA-estimated
all-electric range

0-60 mph acceleration

Potential federal
tax incentive

EPA-estimated MPGe

Audi Q5 55
TFSI e

Premium: $51,900
Premium Plus: $55,800
Prestige: $61,700

19 miles

5.0 seconds

$6,712

50

Audi A7 55
TFSI e

Premium Plus: $74,900
Prestige: $80,250

24 miles

5.7 seconds

$6,712

68

Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e

$95,900

18 miles

4.9 seconds

$6,712

53

 

All manufacturer-suggested retail prices listed exclude destination charge ($1,045 for Audi A7 and A8 models; $1,095 for Audi Q5 models), taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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Stated horsepower and torque figures are a manufacturer estimated system combined power and torque at peak combined output. Not SAE Net.

Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others.“ 

2021 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro EPA estimates: All-electric range 19 miles; 50 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e quattro EPA estimates: All-electric range 24 miles; 68 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

20210 Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro EPA estimates: All-electric range 18 miles; 53 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

MMI Navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle's electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destination and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI Navigation plus.

The tax credit referenced above is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. A Federal tax credit may be available on the purchase of a qualifying vehicle. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Audi’s control and are subject to change without notice.

When using the myAudi app, standard text and data usage rates apply. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.

Always ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate tires and equipment and always adjust your speed and driving style to the road, terrain, traffic, and weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Always obey local speed and traffic laws.

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