Audi A6 50 TFSIe in the Test: a Plug-in Hybrid beats the Diesel - almost always - Video

in addition to a myriad of engine variants from the Four - to eight-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, with and without all-wheel drive, to establish itself sl

Audi A6 50 TFSIe in the Test: a Plug-in Hybrid beats the Diesel - almost always - Video

in addition to a myriad of engine variants from the Four - to eight-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, with and without all-wheel drive, to establish itself slowly but surely, the plug-in Hybrid as the first choice for company car drivers: BMW 530e and Mercedes E300 de already offer the tax benefit (0.5 percent of the list price are to be taxed as a non-cash benefit instead of a percentage in the case of conventional Burners), the models A6 50 TFSIe and 55 TFSIe Audi is now heading two modern cars with a combined petrol-electric propulsion.

We were able to test the model 50 TFSIe two weeks long, detailed descriptions of the pros and cons of working with established Diesel-engines out.

Limited model selection

Audi introduced us to the Test, the A6 sedan is available – not only because of the limited suitcase space (see below) is not of the classic four-door model is actually the first choice: The station wagon called Avant in Germany is simply more popular – as a plug-in hybrid, this is, however, only recently available for order, with deliveries to begin after the factory holiday in the autumn. EFAHRER / Moritz Diethelm EFAHRER

But also with the availability of a Hybrid station wagon in the model Lineup of Audi is still remarkably patchy: The 300-HP variant 50 TFSIe it is still only in sedan form, the Avant is only available with the more powerful motorization 55 TFSIe and in the Sport trim line available. For the 367 HP of power you have to pay so round 14,000 euros more (Avant 55 TFSIe: approximately 72,000 euros, sedan 50 TFSIe: approx. € 58,000). Diesel or Plug-In Hybrid - which is better? The great duel FOCUS Online/Wochit Diesel or Plug-In Hybrid - which is better? The great duel

drive, driving performance, and E-range

This charge is all the more disturbing because he has nothing to do with a stronger drive components: two-liter, four-cylinder Turbo in both cases, 252 HP, the electric motor steps in the Seven-automatic transmission with controls in both versions, 105 kW (143 HP), and also the 14-kWh battery is identical. The different performance of the system is effected solely by the programming of the drive control. You have an effect actually on the measurable driving performance (0-100 km/h take 5.8 or 6.2 seconds, the top speed is in both cases at 250 km/h). In practice, the plays no large role, and in a direct comparison of the two engine variants (we were able to test the 55 TFSIe in the Q5 already), the greater the drive in the first place nervous. Be gas rotates faster during the 50 TFSIe longer on the electrical torque. Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really PCP Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really

The A6 is better insulated than the Q5, nevertheless, it can be stated in a direct comparison, the 50 TFSIe is the quieter and more comfortable drive. Soon enough he is anyway. The more power is only for the most demanding driver most Quickly relevant.

Purely electrically driven, the big Audi accelerated up to a maximum of 140 km/h. Even at highway speeds, the 14-kWh battery of the A6 for routes of around 40 kilometers, in typical commuter traffic (Mix of highway and city traffic) we managed 56 miles. In the driving life of the burner has to start so only very rarely - especially when there are on-the-job to a charging port. EFAHRER / Moritz Diethelm EFAHRER

At RM Gas use jumps in the internal combustion engine before the battery is empty. This does not always happen smoothly and at speeds above 80 km/h is hardly audible. Only at full throttle, and especially with kick-down, the four-cylinder turns very high and is acoustically present. In terms of noise comfort of the 300-HP Hybrid, the A6 is a whole other League than the Q5 55 TFSIe, we have recently tested.

fuel consumption

The Q5 displayed on the highway fuel consumption to the shadow side of the SUV Trends: With 9.5 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres on the test round, which is started with an empty battery, for driver, the track, mainly on the long-on-the-go are disqualified. The A6 now shows what a difference aerodynamics makes on the highway: 8.4 liters is the measurement round with a continuous 130 km/h without electrical support. 1,6 litres fuel consumption – really? This Mercedes is the Diesel to 1.6 liters fuel consumption save FOCUS Online – really? This Mercedes is to save the Diesel.

The practical highway fuel consumption in heavy traffic, long distances, low, if you start with a full battery, the destination in the Navigation enters, and the Hybrid System power carrier-to-use free optimize. On a travel from Munich to Kassel, the Audi consumed only 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers, and was thus close to the fuel consumption of comparable diesel model 50 TDI.Also for the A6, the simple buying tip results: Who stretch more than stretches of 50 percent of his driving on the long spends, for the slightly more expensive Diesel is the better choice. Those who drive more short than long distances, which is advised with the plug-in hybrid very well. In cost accounting, this becomes clear, when the taxation of company cars is taken into account.

comfort and space

The Hybrid driver will win not only the costs, but also comfort: the smooth interlocking of the two engines, superb insulation and very responsive air suspension, result in a total comfort, as you would expect in the luxury class. The very generous space suits. Only very tall people in the back is a Problem with the headroom. Any justification for the Audi A8, it has to finally give. 462 HP and Mini-fuel consumption - is that possible? Porsche's Hybrid racer in the Test FOCUS Online/Wochit 462 HP and Mini-fuel consumption - is that possible? Porsche's Hybrid racer in the Test

Like most of the plug-in Hybrid also has the A6 is the big "But" at the rear end of The trunk floor due to the standard all-wheel drive and the battery is very high, the remainder of the boot, at 360 litres, modest and also very flat. Also, since the folding-back use lean back a lot, because only very shallow objects in the interior of the vehicle through the shop.

in the face of this painful constraint, it is really incomprehensible that the logical variant of the A6 Avant 50 TFSIe missing (see above). If Audi really piece with the plug-in hybrid wants to make, then the 300-horsepower station wagon will have to come.

EFAHRER / Moritz Diethelm EFAHRER Infotainment and assistance systems

Like all new big Audis, the A6 continues in the operation of two Touchscreens in the centre console. The Displays work very well, the lower Display, for example, the air conditioning is controlled, there is tactile Feedback - a slight click. Nevertheless, the bottom of the touch screen display from an ergonomic point of view, critical: Change the temperature or the ventilation you have to take your eyes too far from the road. A simple turn of a knob and locking buttons work for the blind.

On the top of the Display, the navigation system impressed us more and more. With each new test car from Audi, such as the data base is behind it better. This not only means that the right exit is signaled from each of the roundabout, but also that the fixed speed limits have fewer gaps and errors. Together with the really excellent traffic sign recognition, the System really is reliable the right speed. You can leave the car also on longer distances just to make. In the "Efficiency"mode, the automatic transfer of speed limits saves Fuel properly, because it ensures that the Gas will be taken out before the driver can see the next restriction (for example, behind a curve) at all. A lot of gas, little electricity: a Plug-In Hybrid make sense? FOCUS Online Much fuel, little power: Is a Plug-In Hybrid make sense?

The steering Wheel must have the driver but a firm grip and again, with slight steering pulses to prove that he is still there - on a straight track, the reminder, "hands are otherwise inevitably on the Wheel!". Here, the driving and keeps track of wizard the car mainly on the highway of self-confidence on the course. Overall, the assistance package has achieved a convincing maturity. Tesla can cut off a slice.

conclusion

The BMW 530e and for the Mercedes E 300 de get with the Hybrid A6 very strong competition. For the entry-level price Diesel-level of the Audi practical realm, offering a wide, a cheap, total consumption, and outstanding comfort. In comparison to the BMW, the A6 offers even better performance and the larger E-range and shorter charging times, the price of the Mercedes, the Audi offers. A pity that the tested motorization will continue to be offered as an Avant. Thus, Audi would be the car finally to the service-ACE in the hole.

*The post "Audi A6 in the Test: a Plug-in Hybrid Diesel-suggests - almost always" is published by EFAHRER.com. Contact with the executives here.

Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 14:28

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