Better Electric Range: The new models have a bigger 25.9 kWh battery pack, which lets them go up to 53 miles on electricity alone.

So, we will use less fossil fuels and drive in a more environmentally friendly way.

High-Performance: The hybrids have a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and an electric motor that work together to make up to 389 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

This makes the car speed up quickly; it only takes 5.7 seconds to go from 0 to 62 mph.

Extra Power for the 60 Model: The 60 TFSI e quattro model has a brand-new electric motor that adds 483 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque,

giving it even more power for people who want it. This cuts the time from 0 to 62 mph down to five seconds.

Possible Top Speed and Charging Speeds: The hybrids can only go as fast as 149 mph, which keeps the drivers safe.

They can also charge at up to 7.4 kW, which means the battery can be fully charged in about three hours and 45 minutes.

Better Electric-Only Mode: Audi has improved the EV mode so that the cars only use battery power, even when the gas pedal is-

pressed all the way down. This makes the car more efficient and cuts down on engine use, which makes the ride smoother.

Prices and Availability: The new Q7 and Q8 plug-in hybrids will go on sale later this month.

In Germany, the Q7 55 TFSI e quattro starts at €85,500 and the Q8 55 TFSI e quattro costs €92,900.

The 60 model starts at €96,000 and the Q8 model costs up to €103,200.

The high costs of these cars are a reflection of their high-tech features and efficiency.

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