Audi e-tron (2018)
e-tron at Paris Motor Show 2018
|Also called||Audi e-tron Quattro|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Dual-motor, four-wheel drive|
|Transmission||Single speed with fixed ratio|
|Battery||95 kWh lithium ion (84 kWh usable)|
|Range||417 km (259 mi) (WLTP-rated) 204 mi (328 km) (EPA-rated)|
|Wheelbase||2,928 mm (115.3 in)|
|Length||4,901 mm (193.0 in)|
|Width||1,935 mm (76.2 in)|
|Height||1,616 mm (63.6 in)|
|Kerb weight||~2,560 kg (5,643.8 lb)|
The Audi e-tron is a fully-electric mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Audi, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the company's first electric mass production car that will being delivered at the end of 2019. A Sportback variant is scheduled for production in early 2020. It has an EPA range of 204 miles.
The Audi e-tron is based on the e-tron quattro concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The final production version was revealed in San Francisco on 17 September 2018, and it publicly debuted at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
Scheduled for deliveries in Europe by December 2018, it got delayed to the end of 2019; the car's certification in Germany by the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority) was not obtained until required changes were made to the car's software. US market deliveries are due to commence in July maybe.
The Audi e-tron is powered by a 95 kWh battery pack that will be able to get an 80% charge in around 30 minutes when using 150 kW DC fast-chargers. For at-home charging, there is a standard 11 kW charger which charges it in 8.5 hours, while an optional 22 kW charger halves this time.
The quattro electric all-wheel drive uses two electric motors, one mounted to the front and one at the rear. Together these motors have a total system output of 300 kW (408 PS; 402 hp) and 664 N⋅m (490 lb⋅ft) of torque, which enables the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The car uses an energy recuperation system which, on average, contributes 30% to the range. Recuperation can be achieved both when the driver releases the accelerator and when applying pressure to the brake.
When the car is equipped with the virtual side mirrors the car has a drag coefficient of 0.27. The e-tron also sits slightly lower than a traditional SUV; at 1,616 mm (63.6 in) high, it is 43 mm (1.7 in) lower than the Audi Q5. It has 660 litres (23 cu ft) of boot space, 160 l (5.7 cu ft) more than the Mercedes-Benz EQC, along with 60 litres (2.1 cu ft) of storage space in the front.
Standard equipment for the e-tron includes 12-way heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic moonroof, and 20-inch wheels. Upgrades include massage seats, power door closers, leather upholstery, 21-inch wheels and orange brake calipers. The interior is in line with other Audi models with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, a smaller 8.6-inch touchscreen display, Amazon Alexa voice control, Virtual Cockpit system, and an optional head up display. Other equipments include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and an available Driver Assistance package with enhanced adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist and night vision. The e-tron is the first production car to offer optional virtual side mirrors, which replaces the traditional side-view mirrors and instead use cameras transmitting images to a high-contrast 7-inch OLED embedded in the door panels.
|Model||Years||Power||Torque||0-100 km/h||Top speed||Range|
|5.7 s||200 km/h
|EPA: 204 mi (328 km)
WLTP: 417 km (259 mi)
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