2020 Audi Q5 Generates Plenty of Horsepower And A Lot Of Torque
Automakers, whether foreign or domestic, like to tease us about their next generation cars. They like to keep things close to the vest and drop a little bit of a nugget here and another one there as they keep the car under wraps until they want to reveal it.
Audi is no different and they are releasing a little nugget here and another nugget there about its upcoming 2020 Audi Q5.
Earlier this year the German car manufacturer dropped some hints when it introduced a fleet of plug-in hybrid models at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The nugget it dropped there revealed that the Q5 SUV is going to be a plug-in hybrid. Now we know its official name when another nugget dropped on Tuesday, May 21st. Get use to saying “ the Audi Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro.”
Those in the media who follow such things note that those numbers and letters that follow “Audi Q5” tells us a little bit about the power of the car. The vehicle will be offering what performance car enthusiasts are interested in.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 will be the gasoline engine that will offer 252 horsepower and 272.9-lbs.-ft. of torque. There will also be an electric motor that generates about 141-horsepower and 258-lbs.-feet of torque on its own. Figuring out the combined power of the combustion engine and the electric motor is a little bit more complicated than just adding things up. However, according to Audi, the combo will provide 367-horsepower with 369-lbs.-ft. of torque. That comes out to more power and about the same quantity of torque you’d get if driving the all-gasoline Audi SQ5. That car is driven by either a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that has an output of 220-horsepower or a supercharged 3.0-liter that generates 272-horses.
One should be cautioned that the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro won’t be as quick as the SQ5, but it will achieve 0-60-mph in nearly 5.3-seconds and have a top out speed of 148.5-mph.
Moreover, when it’s running only on electricity, the car achieves about 84-mph. A 14.1-kWh battery is providing the energy and that’s supposed to give the car a range of more than 25 miles according to European WLTP standards. Again, a little caution here Americans, the WLTP standards are considered to be a little bit more liberal than the standards we have come to know from the EPA here in the states. The car can be powered up using a 220-volt outlet. Charging takes approximately six hours.
The car features an all-wheel-drive system. When driving with low loads and pushing a lot of traction, the AWD system disconnects the rear axle converting the car to a four-wheel-drive so it runs more efficiently. The AWD, however, can be called back into service whenever the driver wants it. There are additional drive modes that encourage more of an eco-friendly performance.
The car also has adaptive cruise control. When turned off, the car lets you know when to lift off the accelerator pedal depending on the traffic so you get ultimate performance from the car’s regenerative braking system.
Other standard features will include LED headlights, sport seats, automatic climate control, 18-inch wheels, and more.
The Audi Q5 55 TFSI E Quattro is expected in Audi dealerships in the U.S. near the end of the year and will have a MSRP of around $67,000.