Audi is officially launching its first fully electric model in the history of the brand. Can be ordered without mirrors.
The German automaker has published the first official information and images with the new e-throne. This is the first fully electric model in the history of the brand and, optionally, can be ordered without side mirrors.
After the Mercedes-Benz and BMW concierge, it was the turn of the Germans from Audi to start electric offensive and launch a direct rival for Tesla Model X. It is about the new e-thron, the first fully electric model in the history of the German brand , which was presented at a special event in San Francisco.
Passing over the exterior design, which you can study in the adjacent pictures, the new Audi e-tron measures 4,900 millimeters in length, 1,930 millimeters in width and 1,666 millimeters in height. At first sight, the cabin is very airy and spacious, accommodating up to five adult passengers. as for the trunk, it can swallow 660 liters of luggage with the bundle in a normal position and 1,725 liters with it folded.
We find here the finest materials and finishes, equipment borrowed from the A8 flagship and no fewer than five displays in the top version: one for digital dashboards, one for the multimedia system, one for the air conditioning system and two small-sized images that render in real-time the images captured by camcorders. What camcorders? Those that replace the side mirrors.
The official name of the technology is Virtual Mirrors and will be included on the list of optional features.
The new Audi e-tron is propelled by two 355-horsepower and 561 Nm electric motors, and by switching the D mode selector to S, Boost mode is activated to increase power to 402 hp and 664 Nm for maximum 10 seconds. Under these conditions, the car reaches 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds and has a maximum speed of 200 km / h.
The battery pack has a capacity of 95 kWh and according to rumors, the autonomy would be over 400 kilometers. Audi also said that batteries can be charged up to 80% in just 30 minutes from a fast-paced station and that the electric SUV has several latest technology.
For example, engineers have developed an energy recovery system that comes into operation when the one on the wheel raises the foot from the accelerator or the brake. Depending on driving style, this system can increase autonomy by up to 30%.
We then have an integral electric traction system that offers maximum adhesion under all conditions and assigns torque between the two axles in a fraction of a second.
Audi e-tron proposes no less than seven different driving modes that influence the behavior of the car according to several factors. At the same time, the intelligent suspension changes ground clearance by up to 76 millimeters if the situation demands it.
The first electric model in the history of Audi has already entered production at the plant in Brussels and the first models are expected to reach the showrooms in Europe at the end of this year. The start-up price in Germany is 79,900 euros.