A Class Of Its Own

New Audi e-tron S performance SUV arrives with 489bhp

Audi has up-to-date the all-electric e-tron SUV line-up for 2020 with the addition of two...

Audi has up-to-date the all-electric e-tron SUV line-up for 2020 with the addition of two superior effectiveness models, badged e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S. The pair are because of on sale in the United kingdom this summertime priced from £87,000 and £88,700 respectively. 

These newcomers to the e-tron line-up aspect extensive electric drivetrain revisions introducing more energy, along with new suspension, style adjustments within and out, and extra aerodynamic tweaking. 

Powertrain and effectiveness

These S derivatives are also now the only variations of the Audi e-tron offered with the model’s much larger 95kWh battery – the normal e-tron is now only offered with a smaller sized 70kWh unit and a optimum variety of 193 miles on a single charge. 

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The new e-tron S capabilities a 3-motor setup in comparison with the regular car’s dual-motors. Two electric motors energy the rear axle, with 1 at the front, for a complete mixed output of 370kW – equal to 489bhp – and torque of 973Nm.

As such, Audi statements the e-tron S is able of -62mph in four.5 seconds and a prime pace of 130mph, in the two regular and Sportback form. Utmost variety is 223 miles and 226 miles for the more aerodynamic Sportback edition. 

The go to two motors on the rear axle usually means Audi has been capable to take away the mechanical differential earlier splitting the rear axle, and torque can be utilized to every rear wheel straight by the individual motors. 

Along with this go, the enterprise statements engineers have attempted to tune the newcomer’s drivetrain to show a rear-pushed bias. The manufacturer says that If the ‘sport’ traction management setting is picked and drive manner adjusted into ‘dynamic’, the e-tron S can even have interaction in managed drifts. 

Layout and specification 

Somewhere else, the e-tron S models aspect exclusively adapted air suspension meant to enhance handling and steering responsiveness, even though the automobile can decreased by itself by up to 76mm. Uprated brakes are element of the package deal and in the United kingdom, the e-tron S rides on 21-inch wheels as regular, with 22-inch optional goods coming immediately after start.

Visually, the e-tron S is divided from the frequent e-tron with a new front apron featuring more pronounced contours and notable air inlets, even though all-around the again, the rear bumper gains a big diffuser program. The wheel arches are broader all spherical, too, even though pink S badges are now observed front and rear. 

The inside capabilities electrically adjustable sports activities seats embossed with S logos and upholstered in Nappa leather-based as regular. Cabin inserts are concluded in brushed aluminium as regular but carbon fibre trim is optional, as is an ambient lighting package deal. Somewhere else the S models continue to keep the inside architecture of the frequent e-tron. 

When orders open up in the United kingdom, all who sign up for the waiting around listing in 2020 will be available a cost-free 12-month membership to the Audi e-tron charging company, making it possible for obtain to eighteen distinct charge station suppliers working with 1 card and account. £150 of cost-free charging is provided in the present, as is a home wallbox for recharging. 

Click on here for our in-depth evaluation on the new Audi e-tron SUV…