Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Audi Presenting 94 MPG, 700 HP Sport Quattro PHEV At IAA

Audi has announced that it will present the Sport Quattro PHEV at the International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This vehicle has three modes:

EV Mode

In EV mode, the vehicle operates on electricity only. This mode can be used both in and outside of the city. The Audi Sport Quattro PHEV can travel 31 miles (50 km) in this mode.

Hybrid Mode

This involves the use of the electric motor and combustion engine, although not necessarily simultaneously. It decides whether or not to utilize the electric motor alone or simultaneously with the combustion engine, depending on environmental factors, in order to maximize efficiency for the chosen route.

Sport Mode

In this mode, the vehicle adjusts itself to maximize performance when selected. As there is often a tradeoff between performance and efficiency, this mode is reserved for when the driver really wants speed. Think of this as having your cake and eating it too, you can enjoy both high fuel efficiency and speed.

Audi Sport Quattro

Audi Sport Quattro PHEV.
Image Credit: Audi USA.


According to Green Car Congress, this vehicle generates an impressive 700 HP, 590 pound-feet (700 N·m) of torque, which enables it to accelerate from 0-62 MPH (0-100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds. It also achieves 94 MPG! Which car can achieve that combination?

Apart from that, the Audi Sport Quattro PHEV achieves this with an idea that came to mind a couple of years ago (I wasn’t sure if it would work, but i’m glad to see it did): it is called the Cylinder On Demand (COD) system. COD allows the twin-turbo, 4-litre, 8-cylinder engine to shut off 4 of the cylinders when the engine is at part load (a formal way of saying, “when they aren’t needed”). This efficiency is also partly attributable to the use of a start-stop system which makes the engine idle less often.

The vehicle is constructed partly of aluminum body panels and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (plastics) to reduce weight without compromising durability.

This TFSI engine is assisted by a 110 kW (147 HP) electric motor between it and the transmission, which generates 295 pound-feet (400 N·m) of torque. This disc-shaped electric motor is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the back, which has a capacity of 14.1 kWh.

 
 
 
Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
 

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Advertisement
 
Written By

writes on CleanTechnica, Gas2, Kleef&Co, and Green Building Elements. He has a keen interest in physics-intensive topics such as electricity generation, refrigeration and air conditioning technology, energy storage, and geography. His website is: Kompulsa.com.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

With EV charging standardization still up in the air, Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes to Washington.

Cars

Audi is exploring new vehicle ideas from a 4 door sports car/pickup truck concept to a rugged offroad 4X4' with a ladder frame.

Batteries

The solid-state EV battery of the future is not quite there yet, but BMW Group has seen enough to nail down an R&D partnership...

Cars

Almost one out of every three new vehicles sold in Germany in 2022 had a plug.

Copyright © 2023 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.