Audi E-Tron - the R8 brother in the driving report

Jim Fets
Audi E-Tron in the driving report
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I is this the politically correct dream car of the future? A sports car with which one can show oneself as an ecologically oriented left-wing liberal? Someone who is still allowed into the world's megacities when purely emission-free propulsion is required?

The Audi E-Tron should have a range of 248 kilometers

In theory, yes! With the Audi E-Tron on the basis of a shortened Audi R8 gives Audi an outlook on what a sports car could look like that can be driven purely electrically. Two motors each on the front and rear axles drive the Audi E-Tron with a system output of 313 hp and a torque of 450 Newton meters - immediately when you first press the accelerator. This means that the Audi E-Tron does not shoot out of the starting blocks like Usain Bolt does during its first test drive in the USA, but the 1,600 kilogram two-seater confidently transfers the power to all four wheels. In the NEDC driving cycle, the lithium-ion battery with its 42.4 kilowatt hours should offer a range of exactly 248 kilometers. However, anyone who drives the car at 200 km /h has to be plugged in again after around 20 minutes.

The roof section of the Audi E-Tron makes it look like an armadillo

The battery, which weighs around 490 kilograms sits right behind the driver and front passenger, thanks to an axle load distribution of 42 to 58 percent, the dynamics should not have suffered compared to a conventional Audi R8. In contrast, the design has benefited. 'The car looks as if it has been beamed from the future,' muses designer Achim Badstübner - and doesn’t exaggerate a bit: The unusual cooling fins on the roof make the Audi e-car look like an armadillo of the 21st century - which is also known to be climate-friendly .


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