Nearly 500 horsepower for the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

Nearly 500 horsepower for the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

Some plug-in hybrid vehicles are not only economical at the pump; they are also performance wish. This will notably be the case of the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid, whose power will reach 494 horses, accompanied by 630 lb-ft of torque. What make some sports cars jealous.

These official data were released recently, causing surprise since they are greater than what the manufacturer had originally announced. When the Lincoln Aviator was launched, it was mentioned that the hybrid version would have approximately 450 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Same story for the regular non-hybrid version, which ultimately offers 415lb-ft of torque rather than the 400lb-ft announced at the start. The power of 400 horses remains unchanged.

These data put the plug-in hybrid version of the Lincoln Aviator in a good position compared to other SUVs in the category. Think of the Volvo XC90 T8 which offers 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque, and the BMW X5 xDrive 45e which offers only 394 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. In fact, the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid even exceeds some of its thermal engine competitors, namely the BMW X5 xDrive 50i with its 4.48 V8 turbocharged 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

This cavalry, located under the hood of all versions of the Lincoln Aviator, comes from a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine, to which is added an electric motor with 101 horsepower in the Hybrid version. The latter draws its energy even from a 13.6kWh battery located at the rear. For the time being, data have not been disclosed by the manufacturer, to find out which 100% electric range and what consumption rating will offer this new seven-passenger SUV.

Lincoln has however already said that certain driving modes can be selected, such as the Preserve EV which recharges the battery with the internal combustion engine, or the Pure EV which forces the electric mode.

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