Published on May 18th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
The Audi Q5 50 TFSI e: The Hybrid Audi SUV For An Electrified Tomorrow
The latest Audi hybrid offering, the Q5 50 TFSI e is the perfect compromise
Compromise, it is not typically a word used in situations like this. Still, I chose this word specifically because in a rapidly evolving world of electrification, many automakers have gone directly from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to fully electric vehicles (EVs) without even first trying a middle ground type car, well, not Audi.
German automaker Audi is progressing in a much more linear fashion by introducing the all-new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e, a new hybrid midsize SUV that now features extensive updates both inside and out to not only adapt to a fast changing digital era, but also look exceptionally good doing it. Now, here is why I think this SUV is the perfect compromise between ICE and EV.
Moreover, the new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e, despite featuring many design changes and new hybrid battery components, mostly maintains its dimensions, staying the same width (1.89 metres) and height (1.66 metres) but only getting a slight 19mm longer, now measuring 4.8 metres. This is impressive and a testament to German engineering.
On the outside, the new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e may not look all that different from its predecessor, but upon closer inspection, one might notice the redesigned front octagonal Singleframe, new and longer trapezoidal air intakes and honeycomb grille on the S-Line model. Also new are signature LED DRLs and overall sleeker and more streamlined look.
On the inside, the changes on the new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e are much more apparent. The first thing one will notice is the larger 10.1 inch diagonally positioned centre infotainment screen as well as the absence of a rotary controller on the centre console which, in some models depending on specification, is replaced by a storage compartment.
On top of that, a new 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, head up display, wireless charger and many more digital and technological advancements add to the ride comfort in the new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e as does the new Nappa Leather (in the Edition 1 models only) and leather and alcantara in the S-line models.
Naturally, in today’s day and age, no car can be sold without an extensive list of safety kit and the new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e is no different, including all the typical safety features one has come to expect from this calibre of vehicle over the past few years as well as a parking assistance feature that can manoeuvre the vehicle into parking spots for the driver.
The new Audi Q5 50 TFSI e will reportedly be offered in two output options, but the one we know of is a 2.0 litre four cylinder option making a maximum of 204PS of power and 400Nm maximum torque, paired to a all-wheel drive belt starter generator mild hybrid system giving the SUV a century sprint time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of about 220km/h.