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Meet the car of Audi’s future! Set to go on sale within the next two years, the German firm’s A5 e-tron Quattro prototype previews Audi’s latest hybrid Quattro drive train. And Auto Express is first behind the wheel.
To make the A5 e-tron, Audi has taken an A5 2.0-litre TFSI Quattro, disposed of the propshaft and added an electric motor to the rear axle.
With the propshaft removed, the transmission tunnel becomes the ideal place for the bank of lithium-ion batteries and a specially developed four-speed R-Tronic twin clutch gearbox.
A further electric motor has also been added just behind the TFSI engine which, when combined with the rear-mounted motor and petrol engine, produces 314bhp.