Published prices for the basic version of the electric car Audi E-TronFebruary 14, 2020
Audi has revealed prices for the E-tron 50 in the UK – a cheaper and lighter entry-level version of its flagship electric SUV.
The new model is available at a price of 59,900 pounds, including a government subsidy for the installation of additional cars in the amount of 3500 pounds, which means a savings of 7445 pounds compared with the E-tron 55. It will be available in four trim levels, with This will increase its prices to 72,700 pounds. Highly refined Launch Edition, which is marked with black trim and made to order from a 21-inch alloy wheel from Audi Sport.
The new model, available for order in the UK, weighs about 120 kg less than 2565 kg of the E-tron 55, mainly because of the smaller battery pack.
The 71 kW E-tron 50 – probably the cheapest unit that Audi will offer on the E-tron – allows it to cover distances of up to 300 km in the WLTP test cycle. That’s 80 km less than the 95-kilowatt E-tron 55. For comparison, the E-tron’s main competitor, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, has a WLTP-certified range of 420 km in the standard 400th form. It can be expected that a future version with lower performance will offer less than 320 km. While the E-tron 55 is compatible with 150 kW chargers, the E-tron 50 can only accept up to 120 kW. However, it can be charged up to 80% in about half an hour at a fast-charging station.
The E-tron 50 is also less powerful than the E-tron 55. It uses the same dual-engine setup, but its maximum power drops from 402 hp. up to 308 hp, and the maximum torque is reduced from 490 Nm to 398 Nm. It has a 0-100 km per hour time of 7.0 seconds and an electronically limited maximum speed of 190 km per hour. Regenerative braking technology recovers energy in more than 90% of the cases when the brake is applied, working together with an electro-hydraulic braking assistance system that activates when the braking force exceeds 0.3 g. Audi says it “leads to a short braking distance in all situations” .
The E-tron 50 will be built next to the more powerful version at Audi’s manufacturing facility in Brussels, Belgium.
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