The new Audi e-tron has been in development for some time now and the debut of the vehicle is currently scheduled for September 17th. This impressive new crossover is expected to be powered by two electric motors that offer close to 355 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. This power, while only offered for a short period of time, allows the vehicle to reach just over 124 mph to offer a fast acceleration and sprint when you need it. This can be accomplished several times without any output losses being experienced when you drive.
More of What You Want
If the Audi e-tron is put into the ‘S’ model you’ll have a power boost that makes it up to 490 lb.-ft. of torque for roughly eight seconds. When in this mode, the e-tron is able to sprint to 60 mph in less than six seconds for the driving pleasure you’re looking for. Of course, if you bought the e-tron for the range and not for the incredible power, you’ll be able to enjoy up to 248 miles of driving range. This is an impressive number for an SUV that’s getting ready to hit the market and offer you the drive you’re looking for.
This SUV has been Tested Right
Audi took the e-tron to Pikes Peak and tested its regenerative braking system while descending the 19-mile road from an altitude of over 6,200 feet. During this test, the regenerative braking system was able to collect so much energy back to the batteries that it brought an additional 19 miles of range that wouldn’t have been added to the vehicle otherwise. While you can’t expect to find this kind of power adding when you drive, it’s nice to know this system is rated to bring you more of the power you need.
More About the Regen System
The new Audi e-tron uses a regenerative braking system that can be adjusted via the steering wheel paddles. There are three different degrees of coasting recuperation available to you. The lowest setting will allow the vehicle to coast without any additional drag with the accelerator is released while the highest setting will allow the driver to accelerate and slow down using only the accelerator pedal. This higher setting is similar to the Nissan Leave ‘E-Pedal’ mode. The middle setting is one that offers you a slightly lesser degree of deceleration to capture more energy.
Looking Forward to More Information
The Audi e-tron will be the first series production EV from Audi and it will be shown off in San Francisco on September 17. Once we get a chance to see this SUV you’re going to enjoy more details of this fully electric crossover that may be the one you want to purchase and drive before the end of the year. Whether you want this to be a powerful SUV that can sprint where you want or it’s a model that gives you the deceleration and regenerative braking you’re looking for, the Audi e-tron can be the perfect choice for you.