Audi South Africa has announced that it will be introducing three model line-ups to its local E-Tron offering with the goal to change the way South Africans view electric cars. Included in this roll-out will be the entry-level E-Tron in SUV and Sportback-guise as well as the E-Tron GT sedan.
Kicking-off Audi South Africa’s EV line up will be the E-Tron SUV in the 50 and 55 state of tune. The 50 employs a 71,2 kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers 230 kW and 540 N.m of torque to the Quattro system which results in a 0-100 km/h time of 6,8 seconds and a claimed electrical range of 341 km on a full charge. The 55 houses a 95 kWh battery with an output of 265 kW and 561 N.m to the Quattro system which gives the EV SUV a 0-100 km/h time of 6,6 seconds and a claimed range of 440 km on a full charge.
Those that desire more dynamic presence from the E-Tron will be able to purchase the Sportback variant in 55 and S trims. The 55 offers the same performance figures as the SUV but with a higher claimed range of 453 km while the S uses this same battery with a 370 kW and 808 N.m output giving it a 5,1 second 0-100 km/h time but a lower claimed range of 378 km.
Catering to the EV purists, Audi South Africa will also be introducing the current flagship E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT. The base-level trim utilises a 93,4 kWh battery to provide all four wheels with a power output of 350 kW and 630 N.m of torque. In boost mode, these figures are temporarily pushed up to 390 kW and 640 N.m which grants it a 0-100 km/h time of 4,1 seconds. Electrical range as claimed comes in at 488 km.
The flagship RS derivative uses the same battery to deliver 440 kW and 830 N.m which is increased to 475 N.m via the boost mode. Using this, a 0-100 km/h time of 3,3 seconds is claimed while range is stated as 472 km.
More information regarding local specification will released in the coming months while pricing will be announced closer to the retail arrival next year.