The idea of a four-door coupe was introduced on the market by Mercedes-Benz with the launch of the CLS. Since then a lot of auto makers have done the exact same thing. Audi did the same when they first brought the A7 on the market back in 2010. Now the company is taking a step forward by introducing the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro – company’s first plug-in hybrid four-door coupe.
On the exterior, the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro is of course identical to the standard A7. However, Audi decided to equip it with an S line exterior package and with 19-inch wheels.
The difference is of course under the hood, where the e quattro combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The gasoline engine delivers a total of 248 horsepower, while the electric one adds another 141 horsepower, for a combined output of 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. As a result the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is done in 5.7 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro has an electric range of 25 miles when driven at speed up to 84 mph (135 km/h).
The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro will be offered with three driving modes: EV, Battery Hold Mode and Hybrid mode.
The A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro goes on sale at a starting price of €77,850 in Germany.