Audi E-Tron Sportback Quick Review
The German automaker Audi has unveiled it’s all-new elegant SUV Audi e-Tron Sportback 55, which marks the start of a major revamp that will see the introduction of 30 new vehicles. Audi E-Tron is the first electric vehicle of Audi in Australia. In some circumstances, the Audi e-regenerative Tron’s braking technology was so good that some excursions through the undulating countryside were concluded with fewer miles from the available counter than was travelled. The E-Tron Sportback has a slimmer profile with a taper towards the back. Despite the smaller roof, it still has a large luggage capacity of 615 liters and a spacious cabin. The cabin has a hi-tech feel thanks to a trio of screens: one for the driver, one for infotainment, and one for ventilation.
Audi E-Tron Sportback is available in two versions that are Audi E-Tron 50 and Audi E-Tron 55. Audi claims a range of 446 kilometers for the 55 Sportback, but we found it to be tough to reach in the real world — the real-world testing may give you 350-400 kilometers as it depends on how you drive. The 150kW peak of the e-Tron contains some nifty cooling and battery management software that allows it to stay close to that peak for the majority of the charging cycle. As a result, it will charge from twenty percent to eight percent in around 20 minutes. The charging is free for six years if you use the Chargefox network, and the service is free for the first six years.
There’s almost no risk of wheelspin with two electric motors offering all-wheel drive. The Audi e-Tron Sportback 55 Quattro sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, thanks to its total output of up to 300kW and maximum torque of up to 664Nm (boost mode). The highest speed is regulated to 200 km/h by an electronic limiter. On all four wheels, the electrically controlled air suspension provides an infinitely changeable adaptive damping system. Depending on the mode selected on the Audi drive choose, the vehicle ride height and damping are automatically adjusted.
The Premium Plus package offers you twenty-one inches spoke alloy wheels in contrasting grey, partly polished, and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indications. Virtual outside mirrors — aerodynamically positioned exterior cameras send pictures directly to the OLED touchscreen, including curb view, intersection view, highway view, Rear and side windows with privacy glass, four-zone climate control system and 16 speakers sound system.
These fantastic features will not cost you so much, and you can get your Audi E-Tron Sportback 50 Quattro in 137,100 Australian dollars, while the Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro will cost you 146,100 Australian dollars.
The e-Tron Q4, a smaller SUV than the e-Tron, has already been revealed by Audi. It hasn’t been announced for Australia, but it’s very likely to arrive next year. Audi is planning around 30 electric vehicles in total.