Finally, the most awaited version of Audi E Tron is out!! What makes it so desirable? What are the features that make it stand outside the crowd? To know more, keep reading this post!!
Audi Has Gone Electric
The first thing to note about the all-new 2020 Audi E Tron is that it is conventional Audi, the only electric SUV built with the DNA of Audi. The German Automobile manufacturer has intended to enlarge all the perks of EVs in a conventional package that also epitomizes the luxury pedigree of the company. Powered with standard all-wheel drive and an exceptional towing capacity of 4000-pound, this two-row crossover has got all the abilities that most of the SUV lovers expect.
Although the 200-plus mile range does not seem to be path-breaking, but it is enough for the regular commutes. People who already had a glimpse of the vehicle have stated that it seems that the makers are more interested in making the EV segment even more desirable for the buyers rather than advancing it.
What Changes are there in 2020?
Considering the official announcement made by Audi, the company will make updates in the European version of the 2020 E-Tron, and all the modifications will make to the automobile market in due course of time. From this, one can expect that the American version will have a modernized pack of battery for the better driving range.
Battery Life, Charging, Range and Performance
The E-Tron houses 95.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but several reports confirm that Audi has worked a lot on updating the battery life for 2020. The power bank cancrank 402 hp/ 300kW and 490 lb-ft. of torque with boost technology. 2020 E Tron can sprint 0-62 mph in just 5.7 seconds, which is exceptional.
The makers have used Quattro technology,which is builtafter decades of engineering. E Tron’s Quattro all-wheel offers incredible control as well as confidence in all kinds of driving conditions. Five suspension modes,along with all-wheel air suspension,elevate the overall driving experience with utmost efficiency, performance, and comfort.
Another interesting info that you cannot afford to miss is that a unique liquid cooling system is used in the heart of the motor, and this plays an imperative role in maintaining a reliable temperature. In addition, it also ensuresthat the driver gets consistent performance even when used extensively.
The EPA ratings will be roughly around 210 miles. It will also be compatible with 150.0-kW DC fast-chargers that enable it to regain roughly 50 miles in just 10 minutes and more than 160 miles in 30 minutes.
The model comes with a home charging capsule that can charge the battery completely in nine hours from 240 Volt /50 amp outlets. The best part is that Audi offers 1,000 kWh of charging to use at the fast-charging stations owned by Electrify America in the first four years of their ownership.
- Length – 193.0″
- Body width – 76.2″
- Body height – 64.1″
- Wheelbase – 115.3″
- Ground clearance – 6.8″
- Curb – 5489.51 lbs.
- Gross weight – 5,500 lbs.
- Base engine type – Electric Motors
- Horsepower – horse power
- Torque – lb-ft
- Payload – 1410.96 lbs.
- Drive Type – All-Wheel Drive
- Battery capacity – 95.3-kWh
- EPA range estimates – 203
- Suspension – Multi-link, Anti-roll bar, Pneumatic, Adaptive air suspension
- Headroom(front/2nd row) – 41.2”
As discussed about the EPA ratings but it is most likely to increase with further updates from the makers. It is expected to deliver 74 MPGe in the city and one down, i.e., 73 MPGe on the highway ride.
The Exterior – Sleek and Sexy
One can easily describe Audi E-Tron as efficient, elegant, and expressive. The most eye-catchy part is its muscularity. The roof extends flat over the body and drops steeply to the rear. The vertical struts in the Singleframe front end are colored in a light platinum gray, and this is done purposefully to let the world know that the E Tron is completely electric. Coming to the lights, the car sports Digital Matrix headlights. The DMD technology used makes use of one million micromirrors that can tilt 5000 times per second.
Other noted exterior styling features include wheel arch trims and sills that are finished in matt anthracite. The makers also come up with a black styling package that accentuates the area of the Singleframe. 20-inch wheels look standard, and they also have higher trims.
The most impressive and stunning technology that you will inside the cabin is its electrified systems. The dashboard is jam-packed with a wide range of high-resolution screens, including Audi’s latest digital gauge cluster- also known as Virtual Cockpit.
The makers have also incorporated several upscale options like a head-up display and massaging front seats to give the interior a sophisticated outlook. Coming to cargo, it measures 29 cubic feet in the rear section, and it gets 57 cubic feet when seatbacks are folded back.
The center console is packed with a 12.1-inch MMI screen. Beneath that, you will get to see the 8.6-inch display for smooth operational purposes and packed with modern facilities. People in the cabin can also enjoy their journey with the Bang and Olufsen Premium 3D Sound system. It also houses wireless charging, surround-view camera system, etc. Other standard equipment in the cabin include heated front seats, electric tailgate, two-way climate control system, leather upholstery, and there will be charging points on both sides.
Pricing and Adversaries
There is no official announcement regarding the launch date in the US-market so far. But when it comes to pricing, it is expected to launch with a price tag of $74,800 while the premium trims might be available at $81,800. Talking about the competition, 2020 Audi E Tron will get into direct competition Mercedes-Benz EQC400, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model X. Features like full-speed adaptive cruise control system, blind-spot monitoring along with vehicle exit sensor, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and many others make the vehicle the most desired one in this segment and is also expected to increase the sales. Please keep following our posts to keep an eye on all the latest updates on 2020 Audi E Tron and other upcoming models.