Audi wraps up testing E-Tron
Audi is currently running conclusive tests of E-Tron, its first all-electric SUV model, at a racing circuit in Germany. The vehicle will celebrate its public debut in summer.
Apparently, the Audi E-Tron SUV has ended up borrowing quite a few stylistic features from its prdecessor, the Е-Тron Quattro Concept first demonstrated at the Frankfurt International Motor Show three years ago. The new vehicle is 4,880 mm (16 ft.) long, 1,930 mm (6.3 ft.) wide and features a trunk compartment over 600 liters large.
It is driven by a combination of two electric engines attached to its rear axle and another one in front. The environmentally-clean powertrain can produce between 435 and 503 hp (337 – 375 kW), enabling the vehicle to accelerate 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and travel up to 500 km (310 mi) before needing another charge.
Once it is out, the new Audi E-Tron will sell at €66,000 and above and mainly compete for customer attention with the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-Pace. Production of all electrical components and car assembly will take place in Brussels, Belgium.