The Audi A3 range is being joined by a new, more powerful 45 TFSI e version of the Sportback. With peak system power of 242 bhp and 295.0 lb-ft of system torque, the new version is being positioned as a top-tier S line Competition model when it becomes available in the UK early in 2021.
The SQ5 TDI already the distinction of being the first Audi SUV to wear the evocative S badge. Now there is a new generation model, which combines engine improvements with extensive modifications inside and out. These include the introduction to the cabin of the latest Audi touch-screen MMI Touch control and the availability of new next generation digital OLED rear lighting as part of an exterior rework that brings the top tier SUV back up to speed with contemporary Audi design principles.
The foundations of an SUV and the curves of a coupé – Audi has already combined these elements to create Sportback versions of its Q3 and e-tron models, and the mid-size Q5 is now following suit. It will line up alongside its popular SUV counterpart with a choice of Sport, S line, Vorsprung and Edition One specification options in the first half of 2021.
Audi has a new solution for executive class drivers who have financial and environmental considerations increasingly at front of mind. The new Audi A6 50 TFSI e plug-in hybrid supplies 295 bhp via quattro drive from a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and 105kW electric motor. The new variant is available to order in the UK now in Saloon form, with an Avant version to follow later.
Audi will gradually initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe during the coming weeks. In mid-March, the company announced the temporary suspension of production at its European sites. The background to the decision was supply bottlenecks and a drop in demand due to the corona pandemic. The upcoming regulated restart in the worldwide Audi production network together with suppliers and service providers will be coordinated with the Volkswagen Group. The main component of the restart is a comprehensive package of measures that focuses on the safety of employees. In this respect, Audi is following the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute and the regulations of the health authorities of the respective country.
Audi is moving to make its growing EV and PHEV ranges ever more accessible through new models like the e-tron 50, which is now available for UK ordering priced from £59,900. The new variant joins the line-up alongside the continuing e-tron 55 quattro. “This new version of the e-tron opens up the possibility of driving […]
With the help of the new e-tron Charging Service, owners of electrified Audi models can now plug and pay at hundreds of charge points across the UK and Europe with a single tap, and without being encumbered by subscriptions to numerous suppliers. The key to the new service is an RFID card that unlocks access to a sizeable network of charge points operated by 18 companies in the UK – including IONITY, Pod Point, Source London and Instavolt – as well as two attractive fixed tariffs and free roaming abroad, yet generates only one monthly invoice for carriers in the interest of simplicity.
The opportunities to drive an electrified Audi are becoming ever more plentiful, with five plug-in hybrid models scheduled for introduction in the second half of 2019 alone.
A second version of the Audi e-tron charged with opening up the benefits of the first fully electric Audi to a wider audience has been confirmed for series production and will launch in the UK in 2020.
The Audi Q7 falls into line with its Q8 counterpart, taking on board the latest engine updates, mild hybrid drivetrain developments and cabin digitalisation innovations first seen in the coupé-inspired flagship of the Q range.