This e-tron puts the crown on everything
The new Audi e-tron Sportback has inherited the genes from the electric SUV, is just much nicer – and a bit narrower. AUTO BILD does the test.
Our test car is a 55 quattro, and that tells us two things: First, it is the stronger of the two sportbacks, and in the best case has 300 kW of power, so 408 hp. The weaker e-tron still has 230 kW, which is 313 hp. Oh yes, secondly it is always four wheel, they have one on each axis Asynchronous electric motor installed. Before we start, we have to take a quick look back: Sportback at Audi is something like a coupé with five doors, so less space and still okay. In this case, they have in the rear two centimeters of headroom taken away and 45 liters Trunk volume. The Sportback swallows 615 liters, the e-tron has 660 liters. When the rear seat is folded down, the Sportback is slightly behind at 1655 to 1725 liters. We accept that for beauty.
When accelerating, the e-tron really steams up
Audi e-tron Sportback (2020): Test – New Presentation – SUV Coupé
This is how the new e-tron Sportback drives
And this calm! You set the gear to S for sport, press the pedal fully, feel the punch of 664 Nm torque, are after 5.7 seconds already at 100 km / h and hear: NOTHING! Audi insulates its cars particularly well anyway. But such an e-tron puts the crown on everything. Nothing rattles, nails, booms. Audi has the electric car crammed with technology, builds a quality that every Tesla should voluntarily take to the recycling company. The Steering is a force, the car does not sway, is always on the road as if they had Pattex on it 20 incher brushed (up to 22 inches are possible!), by Driving fun switch There are seven profiles in it, from eco for bean counters to sports for gasping. But never, really never, it will Air suspension unfair. On the highway, the e-tron even ducks eight centimeters to increase the range.
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Audi is paying dearly for electric mobility
The price list of the e-tron Sportback starts at 71,350 euros, the 55 quattro costs at least 83,150 euros.
And here we are on the topic. The weight, the range. The e-tron Sportback 55 quattro brings 2480 kilos on the scales, only that 95 kWh battery with crash-proof protective frame and cooling system weighs 700 kilos. According to the WLTP standard 446 km inside, at least ten more than the normal e-tron. 700 kilos for 446 kilometers! He can also do long distance charging at the Fast charging station with 150 kW to 80 percent in just under half an hour. Honestly: It is expensive, but compared to the combustion brothers on the line. The e-tron Sportback starts at 71,350 euros, ours 300 kW e-tron costs from 83,150 euros (savings at carwow.de up to 11,699 euros). That’s 2250 euros coupe surcharge, but the Q8 with 286 hp diesel also costs 77,300 euros.
The conclusion: Yes, Audi can do e-mobility. But we only now know that something like this can be beautiful: the e-tron Sportback is currently the most worth seeing electric SUV. Finally a bit of a head start thanks to technology and design. AUTO BILD test score: 2