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Audi Reveals The Swoopy e-tron Sportback At Los Angeles


The e-tron Sportback is the SUV coupe version of the standard e-tron

 

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  • Prices for the e-tron Sportback start at EUR 71,350 (Rs 56.64 lakh).
  • The eSUV can be had in two variants: 50 quattro and 55 quattro.
  • The 50 quattro develops 312PS while the 55 quattro puts out 360PS.
  • The Audi e-tron Sportback is more aerodynamic than the standard SUV.
  • The standard Audi e-tron will be launched in India by the end of 2020.

Audi has unveiled the e-tron Sportback electric SUV at the ongoing 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. It is the SUV coupe version of the standard e-tron electric vehicle (EV) and is more aerodynamic than the latter. The e-tron Sportback is available in two variants - 50 quattro and 55 quattro. The latter shares its powertrain and battery pack with the e-tron 55 quattro.  

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There’s no denying it. The highlight of the e-tron Sportback has to be its roofline, which starts sloping down from the A-pillar and flows cleanly into the boot. The muscular haunches and giant wheel arches give it added appeal. Audi says it will offer the Sportback with wheel sizes ranging from 19-inches to 22-inches to suit your taste. At the rear, the SUV comes with connected LED tail lamps and a sporty rear bumper with a diffuser. The Sportback’s front end remains identical to the standard e-tron with the massive Audi grille flanked by ‘Matrix HD’ LED headlamps.

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The swoopy design of the e-tron also makes it more aerodynamic than the standard model. The e-tron Sportback has a very low coefficient of drag value of 0.25cd, 0.02 cd lesser than the standard e-tron. It also gets the standard SUV’s sleek ORVM cameras that not only look cool but improve air flow around the sides. Then there’s the adaptive air suspension that allows you to lift, lower, stiffen or soften the ride, while the all-wheel-steering ensures quicker steering response and improved maneuverability. 

The e-tron Sportback is as long and wide as the standard e-tron. Both models have an identical wheelbase as well. However, the sloping roofline on the Sportback has resulted in a 13mm shorter height.

 

Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi e-tron SUV

Length (mm)

4901

4901

Width (mm)

1935

1935

Height (mm)

1616

1629

Wheelbase (mm)

2928

2928

 

The Sportback’s dashboard is identical to the e-tron, which is great. It is dominated by three large screens: Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and the twin touchscreens in the centre console. Features on-board include connected car tech, online navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four-zone climate control, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. It also comes with driver assistance systems such as turn assist, collision avoidance assist, park assist, night vision assist, and more.

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The e-tron Sportback can be had in two configurations: 50 quattro and 55 quattro. Both models come with twin electric motors that sit on each axle and power all four wheels. The 50 quattro’s powertrain develops 312PS and 540Nm while the 55 quattro variant puts out 360PS and 561Nm. The latter also comes with a boost mode which increases power output to 408PS briefly. Here’s a detailed table about the complete specifications of the e-tron Sportback 50 quattro and 55 quattro. 

Audi e-tron Sportback

55 Quattro

50 Quattro

Power (PS)

360PS / 408PS (Boost Mode)

312PS

Torque (Nm)

561Nm / 664Nm (Boost Mode)

540Nm

0-100kmph timing

6.6 seconds / 5.7 seconds

6.8 seconds

Top Speed

200kmph

190kmph

Battery Pack

95kWH

71kWH

Range (WLTP Cycle)

446km

347km

Fast Charging 0-80 percent

30 minutes

30 minutes

 

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Audi will start taking orders for the e-tron by the end of November. Deliveries for the electric SUV will start in Europe by early 2020. Prices for the e-tron Sportback start at EUR 71,350 (Rs 56.64 lakh) for the Edition One variant. Closer to home, Audi has expressed plans to launch the e-tron SUV in the country. It has already showcased it and we’ll most likely be getting the higher-spec 55 quattro variant on our shores. Prices for the e-tron are expected to start at Rs 1.4 crore (ex-showroom) as it will be directly imported into the country.

 

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