Audi e-tron

Car India - - BULLETIN -

Audi’s first all-elec­tric pro­duc­tion model, the e-tron, is built as an SUV and fea­tures dis­tinct styling to de­note the elec­tric pow­er­train. In­side, the lack of a com­bus­tion en­gine and gear­box means there is more room and stor­age space. The e-tron packs two asyn­chro­nous elec­tric mo­tors: one on each axle.

The front mo­tor makes 125-kW (170 PS) and 247 Nm, while the rear mo­tor makes 140-kW (190-PS) and 314 Nm. To­gether, the two mo­tors pro­duce a com­bined 360 PS and 561 Nm with 0-100 km/h dis­patched in a claimed 6.4 sec­onds. There is also a Boost mode which raises the re­spec­tive mo­tor out­puts by 10 kW/62 Nm and 25 kW/41 Nm to take peak out­put to 408 PS and 664 Nm, al­beit for a few sec­onds, with 0-100 km/h achieved in just 5.5 sec­onds. The e-tron’s 95-kWh bat­tery pack will charge to 80 per cent in 30 min­utes us­ing a 120V charge point. A com­pact 11-kW charg­ing sys­tem tops up the car in 8.5 hours, while the larger 22-kW charger does the job in 4.5 hours. The claimed range is 400 km.

The adap­tive sus­pen­sion of­fers a vari­a­tion of 76 mil­lime­tres in ride height, with a min­i­mum ground clear­ance of 172 mm at speed, ris­ing by 26 mm at nor­mal speed. The “of­froad” mode raises it by an­other 35 mm, and the “lift” op­tion adds an­other 15 mm to help with chal­leng­ing ter­rain.

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