Audi detailed the E-Tron S and E-Tron Sportback S for us beforehand. We’ve even seen the Sportback model with a dashing go well with of camouflage on it, however as we speak we get to see the true factor. Photos of each the normal crossover and “coupe crossover” are out, and the S is already trying a lot sportier than the common E-Tron.
The physique is widened by about two inches because of a lot chunkier wheel arches. Unique bumpers entrance and rear provide a ton extra sporting type than earlier than. In truth, it makes the E-Trons look much more like gasoline engine automobiles with the variety of perceived openings and venting happening up entrance. That black grille on the blue E-Tron simply ups the aggression much more. The rear of the E-Tron S is much less easy than the usual E-Tron with a lot of creases and parts jutting out, all lending to its sportier character.
This automobile’s efficiency specs justify the aggressive look, too. You can learn all of the finer particulars in our breakdown right here, however we’ll reiterate among the vital factors for you. The E-Tron S may have three motors, one in entrance and two in again. Combined output equals 429 horsepower and 596 pound-feet of torque, however a lift mode can up that to 496 horsepower and 718 pound-feet of torque for eight seconds at a time. Sounds quick to us. And it’s quick — Audi claims the 0-60 mph run will probably be taken care of in simply 4.Four seconds.
The identical battery as earlier than powers these motors. It’s a 95.three kWh pack. WLTP vary figures are out, and the usual E-Tron S is rated for 223 miles, whereas the Sportback is rated for 226 miles. Expect potential EPA scores to be decrease. Bigger brakes do the stopping, and Audi has revised the automobile’s air suspension for higher dealing with. Either 21-inch or 22-inch wheels will probably be obtainable, so the selection is huge or big.
The E-Tron S has but to be absolutely detailed for America, however we anticipate it received’t be a lot totally different than the European automobile each time (or if) Audi brings it right here. We’ve requested Audi for readability and can replace after we hear again.