A6 Avant 55 TFSIe Quattro – that’s the lengthy official name of the first-ever plug-in hybrid Audi A6 station wagon that the German automaker has just launched through its European dealership network. The eco-friendly family hauler comes with a PHEV system that’s shared with the equivalent A6 Sedan model, which was revealed last year. Here’s what you should know in short.
Under the hood is a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which alone generates respectable 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts). It is supported by an electric motor that adds 141 hp (105 kW) for a combined output of 362 hp (270 kW) and an ample 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque from a low 1,250 rpm. Basically, it’s the same powertrain that also powers the Q5 55 TFSIe Quattro.