The nascent range of fully electric Audi e-tron models is to be complemented by a series of plug-in hybrids that will consolidate existing model lines, and the first of these will make their debuts next week at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Appearing for the first time on the Audi stand on Tuesday March 5 will be new hybrid variants of the A6, A7 Sportback, A8 and Q5, the majority of which will be available in a choice of two configurations with either a comfort or performance orientation and corresponding outputs and equipment packages. The new plug-in hybrid models will be available for order during the course of 2019.
In the future, the “e-tron” label will be reserved exclusively for purely electrically driven cars in the Audi portfolio, while the new expanded range of plug-in hybrids will be identifiable by way of their “TFSI e” badging. Depending on the model series, a choice of two variants with differing performance and equipment will be available: a comfort model (50 TFSI e) and a variant with a higher output and more of a performance focus (55 TFSI e or, for the A8 specifically, 60 TFSI e).