Been wondering about the technical specifications of the upcoming Audi e-tron? Well, the Ingolstadt-based automaker has finally spilled the beans, while also revealing that its electric SUV will boast a "boost mode".
Fitted with two electric motors, Audi says the e-tron will deliver 265 kW and 561 N.m, with this “peak performance” available for up to 60 seconds.
But shifting from “D” to “S” and fully depressing the accelerator will activate what the brand calls “boost mode”, which will be available for just eight seconds. Here, peak outputs briefly rise to 300 kW and 664 N.m, allowing for a claimed zero to 100 km/h sprint in “less than six seconds”.
Audi says the vehicle will be able to accelerate from standstill to its electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h “several times consecutively without output losses”.
On the new WLTP test cycle, it will cover more than 400 km on one battery charge, thanks in part to its energy recuperation system. In fact, the German brand says that every kilometre travelled downhill will bring an additional kilometre in range.
Three different recuperation modes are used: manual coasting recuperation using the shift paddles, automatic coasting recuperation via the predictive efficiency assist, and brake recuperation.
The Audi e-tron is expected to be fully revealed in September 17.
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