Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today released a teaser of the Audi e-tron ahead of its launch in India. The brand will also bring in the Audi e-tron Sportback simultaneously at the launch. The Audi e-tron was first showcased in India back in 2019 and had generated considerable excitement amongst enthusiasts with a fantastic response from Audi’s existing customers as well as prospective buyers and some of the first movers.
The e-tron is likely to retain the same electric motor that it has across the globe. The electric motors on both axles make a combined figure of 360bhp and 561Nm of torque which propels the e-tron from 0 to 100km/h in a claimed time of 6.6 seconds. Switch to sports mode and the twin EV motors now produce 408bhp and 664Nm reducing the 0 to 100km/h time to just 5.7 seconds.
The e-tron consists of a 95kWh battery pack that weighs about 700kg providing a range of around 400km on the WLTP cycle, which is about the same as the Mercedes EQC. Audi claims that with a 150kW DC fast charger, charging the battery to 80 percent would take just 30 mins while using the 11kw wall charger would require 8.5 hours to charge the batteries to full.
The Audi e-tron is an all-electric sporty full-size SUV that offers a combination of technology, space, and comfort. The Audi e-tron offers the spaciousness and comfort of one of the brand’s typical full-size models. Paired with high-quality materials and fine workmanship, it makes electric mobility a premium experience.
To make electric mobility a premium experience, the cars will be offered with comprehensive and reliable charging units giving customers the option to install them at their home/office. By 2025, globally the Audi portfolio will already include more than 30 models with electric drive, of which 20 will be all-electric.
When launched in India, the Audi e-tron is set to compete other full-size electric SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC and also the Jaguar I-Pace which is launching on the 23rd of this month.