The sportiest versions of the two electric cars are on sale. In a nutshell, Audi has unveiled the two new e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S, two crossovers with a more familiar or sporty design, and equipped with three powerful electric motors that excel them in performance, already counting on prices.
Audi completes the offer of two of its most special crossovers, with two new versions that demonstrate that the high performance of which the combustion models flaunt are also within reach of the electric ones. The new e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S are released on the market.
The two models present some differentiating details, such as the large 20-inch alloy wheels in the front and 21 in the rear, which, optionally, can be up to 22 inches all four. In addition, they are also recognizable by the large six-piston brake calipers, painted black or bright orange.
Aesthetically, front and rear of the two SUVs do not show differences, beyond the extra 50 millimeters in the front track that it offers, a very considerable increase in the width of the wheel arches, which increases sportiness but is also purely functional, by having openings in the arches of the wheel arches that increase the air flow to cool the brakes.
Inside, the differences compared to the e-tron and e-tron Sportback lies in the decoration of the dashboard, opting for darker decorative moldings and special engravings on the gear lever knob and on the headrests of the seats forwards.
Just as the firm has developed new aerodynamics, the power transmission is also specific. By default, the system starts and works with the two rear electric motors and only the front one is activated when demanding more power or due to lack of adherence. The sports suspension is complemented by the “Audi Drive select” system and its seven configuration modes.
Likewise, the brake system has also been powered and configured for decelerations while the electric motors are kept on, being able to recover up to 270 kW of power in a braking at 100 km / h.
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Audi bases these S versions on the 55 quattro for sale. To the two electric motors, one for each axle, adds a third on the rear axle, adding a total power of 503 CV that is powered by a lithium ion battery mounted between the axles with a gross continuous capacity of 95 kWh -net of 86 kWh- with its own performance of combustion sports cars.
Audi will open the order books for these two sports versions next fall throughout Europe, and also including Spain, with prices also for those interested: 98,030 Euros in the case of the Audi e-tron S and 100,330 euros in the Audi e-tron Sportback S.