The Audi Q5 is expected to become Audi's first full hybrid by the end of 2012. The first thing the company has promised is a series of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles. Like a good hybrid, the Audi Q5 system can be powered by an electric motor, gasoline engine, or a combination of both.

As such, it combines a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharger with an electric motor. The result, the system has a network output of 245 hp. and 354 foot-pounds of torque when both resources do their best. If you want to know more about audi, then you can also visit

According to Audi, the car reaches the European test cycle of an average of 7.0 liters per 100 km. The electric side is powered by a 1.3 kWh battery with 266 volts.

This is located on the spare wheel, where it does not enter the usable luggage space – starting from 29.1 cubic feet with seating up and 57.3 cubic feet when folded, the hybrid has the same capacity as its siblings. Batteries rely on regenerative braking to maintain it. Plug-in derivatives will be included in the future.

Hybrid systems differ from most in that they are combined with eight-speed automatic transmissions (complete with rowing switches) and not with ordinary motorboats with continuous variable transmissions, which many consider to be unnecessary.

For this purpose, the system has two integrated connections (the motor replaces the conventional torque converter). The front clutch allows the engine to be connected through the engine so that the Audi Q5 can only be operated with electricity.

The net result is a very well integrated system. During the test drive, my system remained invisible due to switching between electric, gas and gas / electricity modes.