Audi e-tron Sportback – electric sports car costs $ 79,000

US Sportback version is not much different from the standard e-tron, but looks bold coupe with typical tail-end style.

The front end features a silver gray Singleframe grille, sportier air intakes and a digital LED matrix headlight (DML) system with micro mirrors. The technology allows for high-precision illumination in various areas, even projecting animation on walls or the ground and turning the area in front of the vehicle into a stage.

The biggest difference of Sportback is the coupe-like design with the roof dome from column B position down to the tail, increasing sporty and dynamic compared to the standard e-tron. However, this design makes the space for the head of passengers in the rear seat is reduced by 20 mm. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 1,655 liters when folding the second row of seats.

Slender taillights, rear bumper and diffuser fill in the gaps of the exhaust system, and the small spoiler helps to increase aerodynamics. The standard wheels are 19 inches, and customers can change the size up to 22 inches.

The S line version features a sport front bumper, larger rear spoiler with 20-inch wheels. The package also includes an adjustable sport air suspension and an S logo on the door.

The interior of Sportback is almost identical to the standard version with a driver-oriented design, from a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.1-inch entertainment screen to an air-conditioning display of 8.6 inch. Audi also offers a range of technologies including heated / cooled / massaged seats, surround lights and advanced Bang & Olufsen speaker systems. Customers can opt for a number of additional driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, parking assistance, night vision support and a panoramic camera screen.

The powertrain of the e-tron Sportback is no different from the standard e-tron. Audi divided the configuration options into two versions with the names e-tron Sportback 50 and e-tron Sportback 55. Both are equipped with two electric motors of the same but different power.

e-tron Sportback 55 uses a 95 kWh battery pack producing 355 horsepower and maximum torque of 561 Nm, accelerating 0-100 km / h in 6.6 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 200 km / hour. Maximum vehicle is 466 km per charge. In addition, this version has S Mode sport mode, increasing the capacity to 402 horsepower and torque up to 664 Nm, helping the car accelerate 0-100 km / h in just 5.7 seconds.

In e-tron Sportback 50 is a 71 kWh battery, with a capacity of 308 hp, torque of 540 Nm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 190 km / h. It runs within 347 km of a full charge.

Equipped with Audi’s famous Quattro all-wheel drive system, this car mainly uses the rear axle to optimize fuel consumption. The four-wheel drive mode is activated when the vehicle detects that the road surface is slippery or has to make a sharp turn.

The owner of the Sportback e-tron Sportback can charge 80% of the battery in less than 30 minutes via the DC fast charger. Sportback 50 needs 120 kW and Sportback 55 needs 150 kW. In addition, the car is still supported civil charging port, but charging speed will be slower.

Audi said it will offer a variant called “Edition One” with plasma blue, digital rearview mirror and 21-inch wheels with panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen audio system and leather. wrap Valcona.

The company will take orders from the end of November with a starting price of 78,900 USD. e-tron Sportback has just launched US customers at the Los Angeles auto show and is expected to launch in Europe in early 2020.