The Audi E-Tron Quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of the upcoming 'electric driving pleasure' with an estimated range of over 500 kilometers and a drag coefficient of 0.25.


According to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development, Audi is launching an all-electric, luxury-class sport SUV in early 2018. Audi is presenting the Audi E-tron Quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt, presenting the car as the company's statement about the future of electric mobility: "It is sporty, efficient and suitable for everyday use."

E-Tron Quattro uses the power of three electric motors with total output of 320 kW; one electric motor drives the front axle, the two others act on the rear axle. While boosting, the driver can even temporarily mobilize 370 kW and over 800 Nm of torque. The Audi e-tron quattro concept sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and quickly reaches the electronically governed top speed of 210 km/h.

The large lithium-ion battery – with capacity of 95 kWh – is integrated into the floor of the passenger compartment and enables a range of more than 500 kilometers. The Combined Charging System (CCS) enables charging with DC or AC electrical current. If you decide to fully charge your car with the DC electrical current at a charging column with an output of 150 kW, it will only take you about 50 minutes. The study also offers an alternative – Audi Wireless Charging technology, which enables contactless induction charging. The concept uses a system for piloted parking that guides it to the proper position at the charging plate, but if you're lucky and you need to re-charge on a lovely, sunny day, you can take advantage of a large solar roof, which provides enough electricity for the drive system battery.

Because the battery pack is integrated low into the floor, it gives the concept a balanced axle load distribution and a low center of gravity, which – combined with the adaptive air suspension sport, which features controlled damping, and the dynamic-all-wheel steering – make for a very pleasant, stable and manoeuvrable drive at all speeds.

Sept. 18, 2015 Driving photo: Audi

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