Packed with 300 kilowatts of power and a range of up to 400 kilometers, it should hit the market before the end of the year with a price tag of (at least) 80.000 Euros.

A true family/sports/every day usable car is said to be the e-tron according to Audi, who is now finally after long time of waiting, presenting their first thoroughbred electric car. And given the fact, it is 4.901 millimeters long, 1.935 millimeters wide, 1.616 millimeters high, with a span between axles of 2.928 millimeters and boot with 660 liters it is certainly not a small vehicle. But the important part is hidden under the bonnet and car's body.

36 is the number of modules with a combined capacity of 95 kWh of electricity. In reality, this should be sufficient for around 400 kilometers on a single charge, off course that is according to WLTP. This is partially achieved through clever use of battery thermal management and also with the help of advanced energy regeneration whilst braking, which works every time when driver releases the pedal. This should be usable at around 90 percent of drives and could return up to 30 percent of energy. And once empty, battery pack could be fast charged via 150 kW fast charger.

All this energy then goes to the pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Their total power output is thus a round 300 kilowatts. On the road, this should be enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers in under six seconds, while top speed is limited to 200 kilometers. Primarily though, only rear motor is working, while the front only kicks in when needed.

When it gets to the looks of the car, e-tron is unmistakable Audi, sharp lines are what is all about, however platinum-colored octagonal front grill, wide shoulders that contribute to more muscular looks, big spoiler and wide diffusor is what keeps the e-tron from the rest of the bunch. Also, another important detail is pair of cameras and LCD screens, which takes the role of rearview mirrors. They also (like aluminum panel under the car) contribute to lowering the drag coefficient, which is thus only 0,28.

While the car has only been revealed today, Audi has already started production of the first vehicles. They should hit the market before the end of the year, initially in Germany, where the price tag is going to be 80.000 euros. Also, for the first 2.600 customers, who have already ordered their vehicles, Audi has made a special gift, including Antigua blue color and loads of extras in the interior of the car.

Sept. 18, 2018 Driving photo: Audi

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