Audi’s Electric Gran Coupe Debuts in Shanghai

Audi’s Electric Gran Coupe Debuts in Shanghai

Audi’s Electric Gran Coupe Debuts in Shanghai

0 comments 📅19 April 2017, 00:15

Audi has principled revealed its second electric concept at Auto Shanghai. The e-tron Sportback is a suggestion of what the future will hold for Audi, as a road car based on this concept commitment arrive in 2019.

With 430 hp (and up to 500 hp in boost mode) the e-tron Sportback can get up 62 mph in impartial 4.5 seconds. Power is routed to all four wheels, with one motor all the front axle and two over the back axle—a configuration Audi says desire make it to production.

With a liquid cooled lithium-ion battery between the axles and below the floor, the e-tron Sportback has a low center of gravity. Another benefit of the setup is that it gives an 52:48 (face:back) weight distribution allowing for great handling.

Despite the performance, the e-tron Sportback is quiet be able to go 310 miles on a charge (according to the easier European driving circle) and is bedecked with all the futuristic finery one could hope for inside.

A wide array of push sensitive screens on the dash, the center console, and even in the door trim concede for gobs of information to be given and Audi has worked on making the controls as simple and intuitive as practicable.

Outside, the new e-tron is blessed with Audi’s distinctive sportback styling, as famously as an octagonal grille. With little need for air, though, the grille is mostly there to form this fit in with its Audi brethren. Other exterior details include a 23-inch 6-spoke wheels, comprehensive LED lights, and wide wheel arches.

As mentioned at the top, the road going vehicle based on the e-tron Sportback choice arrive in 2019, following the road-going SUV based on the e-tron Quattro concept. Audi expects this concept to be an eminent vehicle in future, especially in China, where the brand has struggled recently.

“We be subjected to made a conscious decision to give the Audi e-tron Sportback its first showing here in Shanghai, because China is the earth’s leading market for electric automobiles,” said Dietmar Voggenreiter, marketing and sales chief, in a report. “We are well equipped for this rapid growth. In the next five years we last wishes as be offering five e-tron models in China, including purely battery-powered vehicles with ranges sufficiently in excess of 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) such as the Audi e-tron Sportback.”

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