The “charged” electric cars Audi e-tron S appeared on saleSeptember 10, 2020
The German automaker has shared exclusive pricing information for the charged Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback.
As it became known to AutoTimesNews, European dealers of Audi announced the beginning of accepting orders for “charged” electric cars e-Tron S and e-Tron Sportback. In fact, the models are identical to each other and received three electric motors with a total power of 503 hp. and 973 Nm of torque. According to the manufacturer, these numbers will only be available for 8 seconds when the driver activates the “overboost” mode.
In this mode, the crossovers accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km / h. The rest of the time, the power plant produces 435 hp. and 808 Nm of torque. The battery capacity is 95 kW / h and allows the S-versions to travel up to 360 km versus 400 km for the conventional three-engine version.
Interestingly, in sport mode, the e-Tron S has only rear-wheel drive, so you can “drift” on such a crossover. This is facilitated by the retuned air suspension, which can reduce the vehicle’s ground clearance by 76 mm. Also, new items have active aerodynamics in the form of air intakes in the front, which open only at the right time.
The newest car can be distinguished from a conventional crossover by widened wheel arches, aggressive bumpers, 20- or 21-inch rims and more powerful brakes. The interior of the e-Tron S features sports seats with Nappa leather and carbon or aluminum accents.
Thanks to the additional virtual exterior mirrors (cameras that display images on high-contrast displays in the passenger compartment), the Audi e-tron S achieves very good drag coefficients. The airflow-optimized wheel arch extensions also contribute significantly to improved aerodynamics, with a coefficient of only 0.26, while the Audi e-tron S has a drag coefficient of 0.28.
The second important element of the aerodynamic concept is the adjustable air intake with channels for cooling the brakes of the front wheels. It remains closed in most cases so that the air stream flows around the car without creating turbulence. As part of efficient thermal management, each e-tron is equipped with a heat pump as standard.
The sophisticated recuperation concept also contributes to the vehicle’s efficiency. Drivers can choose between three levels of recuperation, the highest of which allows them to drive with just one pedal.
Both vehicles can be equipped as an option with matrix LED headlights. Each light beam is divided into 1.3 million pixels and can be controlled with great precision. This allows, for example, in narrow areas to show the position of the car in the lane and thus helps the driver to stay safely in the center.
The interiors of the Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback are in dark colors. Electrically adjustable sports seats are standard. The decorative strips are made of brushed aluminum and are available in two versions. They can also be made of carbon on request.
Like all full-size Audi models, the Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback are equipped with an MMI multimedia system with two large center displays. In the third display of the Audi virtual cockpit, the driver can select special parameters that are tailored exclusively to the electrical potential of the model.
Both electric cars will hit European markets in fall 2020. In Germany, the base price of the Audi e-tron S starts at 91,435 euros, while the e-tron S Sportback starts at 93,628 euros.
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