Audi revealed to Car and Driver that its new plug-in hybrid models will arrive in the US within the next 18 months. Sadly the A6 plug-in hybrid isn’t coming to the US.
All three plug-in hybrid models are powered by a turbocharged engine that’s mated to an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives them an electric driving range up to 25 miles on the European WLTP cycle, but the EPA rating in the US will likely be lower.
Audi has also confirmed that the Q5, A7 and A8 plug-in hybrid models will not get the e-tron name, even though we have the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. Going forward the e-tron name will be reserved for Audi’s fully electric models.