Audi has released the Sportback version of the all-electric e-tron. Thanks to a better streamline, the e-tron Sportback comes further on a battery charge than the existing model.
The new Audi e-tron Sportback is a so-called SUV Coupé, a trend that was started a few years ago by BMW with the X6. The e-tron Sportback is basically the same car as the e-tron, but with a sloping roof line - especially from the side - a different appearance.
According to Audi, the e-tron Sportback gets a maximum of 448 kilometers on a battery charge. That is a gain of 37 kilometers compared to the regular version. The brand says that this is in part due to the body shape.
The e-tron Sportback is basically the same car as the e-tron, but with a sloping roof line - especially from the side - a different appearance. (Photo: Audi)
Two power variants
The usual 95 kWh battery pack is located in the bottom of the e-tron Sportback 55, of which 86.5 kWh can be used. The driver has 265 kW of power as standard, which means the car speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.6 seconds. In the so-called boost mode, the power increases to 300 kW and the sprint takes just 5.7 seconds. The top speed is in all cases limited to 200 kilometers per hour.
At the launch of the e-tron Sportback, Audi also comes with a 50 version, which, thanks to a battery pack of 71 kWh (64.7 kWh usable), reaches 347 kilometers. Because the battery pack contains no 35 but 27 modules, the whole weighs 120 kilos less. The 230 kW strong 50 version accelerates to 100 kilometers in 6.8 seconds and reaches a top of 190 kilometers per hour.
The e-tron Sportback 55 can charge up to 150 kW, making the car 80 percent full in half an hour. The 50 version can handle up to 120 kW, but is almost full again in the same time due to the smaller battery. The car will be launched in the spring of 2020.
The driver has 265 kW of power as standard, which means the car speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.6 seconds. (Photo: Audi)
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