Audi has made a presentation in San Francisco, which unveiled the production version of electrocreaser Audi e-tron.
Let me remind you, yesterday we shared photos of the BMW concept iNext, which should go on sale only in 2021. Audi e-tron, in turn, begin to sell before the end of 2018.
The appearance of electrocreaser reminiscent of the recently introduced Audi Q8. The design is quite balanced and calm, out of the picture are allocated only outdoor cameras instead of rear view mirrors. By the way, this option will be available only in those countries where use of cameras is regulated at the legislative level (e.g., in Japan).
The interior is also made in the style of modern Audi models. No signs of excessive futurism, as in BMW iNext. In front of the driver is a virtual instrument panel, center dash are two screens. In the above-mentioned variant of the e-tron with side rear view cameras, additionally there is the display doors and display what is happening on the road. It is also worth noting the original selector of transmission: its very design is fixed, and the choice of regimes is key at the end.
By the way, the Audi e-tron is equipped with a virtual assistant Alexa, so the driver can control certain functions by voice.
With regard to the characteristics of the electric vehicle, its total capacity is 355 HP and 561 lb-ft of torque. Capacity lithium-ion battery is 95 kWh, which should be enough for 400 km on a single charge (according to the method WLTP). 80% charge can be replenished in just 30 minutes (at a voltage of 150 kW), and at the moment this record for production electric cars. To 100 km/h Audi e-tron accelerates in 6.4 seconds, top speed – 200 km/h.
Of interesting pieces worth noting system Boost which increases the power of the electric vehicle to 402 HP for 8 seconds. It allows you to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. In addition, the e-tron got a new energy recovery system. It can help to save up to 30% reserve.
The cost of Audi e-tron in Germany starts with a mark 79900€. In the US, electrocreaser will be available in the second quarter of 2019 at a price of $74800 to $86700.