Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro
Power and Speed
|408 HP (300 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
|9 hours 15 minutes|
Year of Production
About Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro
Audi e-tron is the first fully electric vehicle from the Volkswagen Group brand Audi. It was premiered in 2018 Geneva Motor Show. e-tron described as a luxury electric SUV. It has up to 408 horsepower and 664 Nm torque, thanks to its dual motor powertrain.
At the time of e-tron’s launch, Audi hasn’t finished with its new vehicle platform dedicated to EVs. Because of that, Audi used Q7’s underpinnings as a reference for this electric SUV. It does fell very heavy as a result. But performance-wise e-tron 55 is capable to do 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
There are two variants of e-tron, alongside different body options which are the standard e-tron and the e-tron Sportback.
e-tron 50 quattro and e-tron Sportback 50 quattro models have 71 kWh battery, 308 horsepower dual motor AWD drivetrain. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. Top speed is 190 km/h and energy consumption around 22 kWh/100 km.
More powerful version of the electric SUV, e-tron 55 quattro and e-tron Sportback 55 quattro produce 408 HP and 540 Nm torque. These versions packed with bigger battery, a capacity of 95 kWh. Thanks to 100 extra horsepower, e-tron 55 can run 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h.
Design and Features
As from the look of it, you can safely say that Audi e-tron is a spacious vehicle. It even has a 7-seat option. e-tron’s unique grille is the most important element keeping it apart from the combustion engine Audis. The grille has vertical lines and due to the aerodynamics partially closed.
Audi e-tron has charging ports on each side and charge doors automatically lift open and close with push of a button.
Exterior of the e-tron does not look beyond its time or anything, unlike most other EVs. Because Audi wants its customers to feel like they’re driving a vehicle not much different than petrol/diesel engine cars. German carmaker accomplished that so far with the e-tron models.
On the inside, virtual cockpit display behind the steering wheel provides you with tons of features via steering wheel controls, as a result, you don’t need to use other screens very often. 12.1-inch infotainment system in the e-tron supports wireless Apple CarPlay. Audi just recently started supporting the wireless Android Auto, as well.
There is a secondary display just below the infotainment system. 8.9-inch screen is mostly dedicated to climate control. But when you want to enter a destination to the navigation system, this screen turns into a pad where you can easily write your destination. Back seat passengers also have a climate control touchscreen, and two USB ports for charging their mobile devices.
Range and Charging
Audi e-tron 50 and e-tron Sportback 50 have a 71-kWh battery pack, while e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55 have a much bigger 95-kWh capacity. e-tron models with smaller battery have a range of 347 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, whereas e-tron 55 models offer 453 km of range.
DC charging speed is 120 kW with e-tron 50, and 150 kWh with e-tron 55. Charging the vehicle from 10 percent of SOC to 80% will take less than 30 minutes. Newest versions of the e-tron can be equipped with 22-kW on-board AC charger, but standard vehicles only have the 11-kW charger.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Audi e-tron Hybrid?
Audi e-tron is not a hybrid car. e-tron badged vehicles like e-tron 50, e-tron Sportback 55, e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, Q4 e-tron and A6 e-tron all are fully electric cars.
Which Audi e-tron to Choose?
Audi offers wide variety of e-tron EVs right now. If you are looking for a luxury SUV, you should consider e-tron and e-tron Sportback models. Tri-motor e-tron S version cost more than 90,000 euros. Two motor e-tron variants are not cheap either, around 70,000 euros. Thankfully, more affordable electric SUV coming to the market. Audi Q4 e-tron will be available to order later in the 2021.
Is the Audi e-tron Capable of Self-driving?
Audi e-tron comes with lane keeping, auto park, adaptive cruise control features. But unlike Tesla’s FSD (Full Self Driving), e-tron is not capable of self-driving from A to B.