Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro Review

Power as a V6, the fuel consumption and four-cylinder TDI - the quattro Audi Q5 hybrid, which should reach dealers by the end of the year is the first mass produced hybrid model of Audi, which makes the use of two drive systems.

Delivering 180 kW (245 hp), system performance, and 480 Nm (354.03 pounds-ft) of torque, the 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and electric motor to ensure a dynamic sport and reach an average fuel consumption of normal Cycle (NEDC) of less than 6.9 liters per 100 km (33.60 U.S. mpg).

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During the development process, Audi covered a significant portion of the raceways. The market for hybrid performance SUV can drive up to 100 km / h (62.14 mph) in electricity and covers about five miles without any problems at the local level at a speed of 60 km / h (37.28 mph). With the strong light lithium-ion batteries and many other solutions, the quattro Audi Q5 hybrid represents the state of the art.


The 2.0 TFSI engine and electric motor in the hybrid Audi Q5 is mounted directly behind the other as a parallel hybrid system - a concept straight with impressive efficiency. Together, they have a system output of 180 kW (245 hp) and torque of 480 Nm system (£ 354.03 ft). Audi Q5 Hybrid sprints from 0 to 100 km / h (62.14 mph) in 7.1 seconds, while the intermediate sprint from 80 to 120 km / h (49.71 to 74.56 mph) is achieved in fifth gear of 5.9 seconds. Propulsion ends no less than 222 km / h (137.94 mph).

In the normal cycle, the Audi Q5 Hybrid consumes 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (33.60 U.S. mpg) - which corresponds to the level of CO2 emissions of 159 g / km (257.50 g / km). Tank of 75 liters (19.81 gallons) can be comparable to the impressive range of the TDI.

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The 2.0 TFSI Audi Q5 Hybrid is a displacement of 1984 cc. Its output is 155 kW (211 hp) and torque of 350 Nm (258.15 pounds-ft) available constantly from 1500 to 4200 rpm. four-cylinder petrol unit combines direct injection with turbocharging. Audi valve lift system (AVS), in addition to more power, torque and efficiency of connecting a cylinder exhaust valves in two stages depending on load and rpm.

The 2.0 TFSI has been redesigned in some respects, for use in the hybrid Audi Q5. Powered by additional units have been lost, and the crankshaft bearing and fine tuning of the turbocharger has been adapted to specific needs. A secondary air system on the yoke so that reductions in exhaust gas treatment particularly fast. Integrated into the engine control unit controls the hybrid leader, concrete changes and smooth transitions between operating modes.

Much tiptronic is changed to eight reports of power transmission without using a torque converter. His place is taken by the electric motor in a disc combined with a multi-disc clutch in oil bath, as a couple and disconnect the electric motor and TFSI. Decoupling innovative works accurately and smoothly in any situation.

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The gear extremely comfortable and fast evolving hybrid contributes significantly to the effectiveness of the hybrid Audi Q5 - the eight machines are far away. When the 2.0 TFSI is disabled, an electric pump maintains oil pressure in the hydraulic system for the convenient start-stop.

Power electronics and electric motors

The radiator tank in the engine compartment houses the power electronics. The UPS allegedly controlled by the pulse controller is used between the battery, which came out in DC, and the electric motor running on AC power. Innovative technologies to maintain the volume and weight of low power electronics, with cooling provided by a separate circuit filled with water at low temperature. The component includes a DC / DC converter that couples electrical consumer electrical system 12 V high voltage.

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Permanent magnet synchronous machine acts as an electric motor, as the starter and - during deceleration - as a charger. It offers up to 40 kW (54 hp) and 210 Nm (155.63 pounds-ft) of torque. The electric motor is integrated into the engine cooling system.


Lithium-ion battery system that weighs only 38 kg (83.78 pounds), operates in energy storage in electric hybrid Audi Q5. The compact unit has a capacity of 26 liters (6.87 gallons) is placed in a forced landing in a secure area of ​​the load with virtually no damage to the luggage compartment. The battery consists of 72 cells, 266 volts at a nominal energy of 1.3 kWh and the power of 39 kW.

Lithium-ion battery is cooled by air in two ways, as needed. At low temperature impact, draws air from the temperate interior of the shape of a fan. If the temperature exceeds a certain limit is a separate cooling circuit activated. It is connected to the main climate control system of the vehicle and uses a separate evaporator. This mechanism of active cooling is effective in a major electric hybrid system for high availability and enables the quattro Audi Q5 Hybrid is distinguished from many other hybrid cars.

Operating Modes

Audi Q5 hybrid four can run five operating modes. Drive a combustion engine alone, the use of electricity alone or in hybrid mode, it is possible, as well as recovery and improvement. Stalled - before or at the traffic lights, for example - is to guide the use of sources. Here's how "comfort" start-stop, the air conditioner is turned on. When the driver releases the brake, Four Q5 hybrid will start coasting. You can drive up to 100 km / h (62.14 mph), the electricity - almost without any noise or local emissions. At a constant speed of 60 km / h (37.28 km / h), is a series of 3 km - sufficient for many residential areas and city centers.

The driver can switch between the three programs using a button on the console shifter or. EV short feature priority to the electric car in town, the D mode controls both engines to the optimal consumption and the S mode and touch the door tiptronic is designed for sporty driving style.

If the driver accelerates rapidly, the internal combustion engine takes over and provides traction. Now the main task electric motor is to run the high-consumers and keep the battery charged. In hard acceleration, or "promote", electric motor drives with TFSI, with full power mode S card output system available. In such cases, provide a hybrid large naturally aspirated engine, but with greater efficiency.

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When the driver releases the accelerator, the electric motor acts as a generator and battery power is restored. In most situations, the TFSI is then disconnected from the system unit to cause no accumulated losses. The power recovered by the electric motor and braking here protects the lithium ion batteries. If the driver brakes a bit, the electric motor itself provides the strongest deceleration brake hydraulic brake system is activated at the same time.

Use of the vehicle

The Audi Q5 Hybrid is a novel display concept, which can be every mode of behavior of the hybrid car lived. The tachometer has been replaced on the scoreboard with a "power" with a needle that indicates the total output of the system on a scale of 0 to 100. A second scale is divided into colored segments, greens and orange segments clearly indicate that the hybrid drive system Q5 quattro is currently using. An additional instrument shows the level of battery charge.

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At the same time the display of driver information system and big screen of the MMI navigation plus states and energy flows in the hybrid system in the design elegant, with a three dimensional effect. MMI screen also displays the differential consumption and leisure statistics in simple bar charts.

Browsing the latest MMI is standard on the quattro Audi Q5 hybrid. The storage capacity of 60 GB hard drive, menus can be selected through an assistant state at the forefront, and the tracks of the albums are displayed with the cover illustration. An external device like a cell phone or one player can connect via Bluetooth, and voice input includes the names of cities and streets in a single command. The sound system is also standard Audi resonance.

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quattro and chassis

quattro permanent four-wheel traction reliable power applications and power unit of the road at all times. The normal course of a sporty highlights the back, if necessary, sends more power to the socket axis better. sophisticated platform includes a number of aluminum components to reduce weight. Audi Q5 hybrid four to tow a trailer loaded with up to 2000 kg (4409 pounds).

The control is based on an electro-mechanical. The system is extremely effective because it does not consume power when the straight. Brake must also submit an electronic vacuum pump. A complex control strategy adapts to the conditions of braking, traction power and energy recovery.


subtle visual effects in the outer surface is the characteristic signature of the Audi Q5 hybrid. Tailgate, fenders and aluminum door sills bear hybrid characters. The grille is finished in gloss black, and exhaust pipes are coated in chrome. Exclusive Arctic painted a metallic accessory.

19-inch alloy wheels specially designed for a hybrid - their ten-rays similar turbine blades. The tires are size 235/55. Audi also offers 19 - and 20-inch wheels, and the buffer is available in S-line quattro GmbH.

The frame is very light, aluminum hood and tailgate. The rigid body includes a hot steel in the shape of many places that combine lightness is a very large force. Although a wide range of standard equipment, four hybrid Q5 its unladen weight less than 2000 kg (4409 pounds) is the lightest hybrid SUV on the world market. All hybrid components add less than 130 kg (286.60 pounds) of extra weight.

Equipment and trim

Air conditioning control system with Audi Q5 hybrid electric drive to meet their needs. Compressor high-voltage electricity consumed. It works on demand, so it's very effective. Electrical resistance to make sure that the car heats up very quickly.

The Audi Q5 Hybrid offers virtually the same hardware as the success of the models of the brothers - the production model is the European leader in the segment of mid-size SUV. The options also include advanced driver assistance of Audi.

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A new feature is an Internet connection through a network optional Bluetooth car phone. UMTS model combines the specialized services of Google and the World Wide Web, which allows the car to search for news and weather information. Through a fast connection to the hybrid SUV is also downloadable three-dimensional satellite images and aerial photos of Google Earth. These are displayed on the monitor and the view from your computer meets the streets. Another high-end features of the WLAN hotspot, enabling passengers to connect up to eight terminals on the Internet.