The Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro wheelbase measuring 2.81 meters (9.22 ft) provides for a kindly spacious interior. The seats are ergonomically shaped and adaptable in their layout. The angle of the rear seat backs can be attuned, and they can be laid flat very easily – it suffices to function the release catches in the cargo area so that they can be folded down onto the seat cushions. This increases the cargo volume from 460 to 1,480 liters (16.24 – 52.27 cu ft). The lithium-ion battery cells are located in a crash-proof area under the cargo floor, minimizing their impact on the cargo volume.
The Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro is motorized by a 2.0 TFSI producing 155 kW (211 hp) and an electric motor producing 40 kW (54 hp). This mixture provides for a system output of 180 kW (245 hp). The standard fuel consumption measured according to the NEDC is just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg). The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and an agile chassis are an invincible technology package.
The Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro will be appearing in the fourth quarter of 2011 at a initial price of EUR 53,700.