The Audi E-tron Quattro SUV promises to have 310 miles of electric (500 kilometers) range and 0.25 coefficient of drag.
8/25/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1
Audi AG rocks and I’m writing this not only because I’m much of a fan of German cars, but also because there is pure evidence of it: 734 HP Audi Prologue Allroad, R8 e-tron and tons of other brilliant vehicles.
Well, now we have something even cooler: SUV with 310 miles of purely electric range – amazing, isn’t it?
Let’s go into the details.
Audi says the concept provides an outlook on the brand's first large series electric car and is claimed to make zero-emissions driving a pleasure, not a compromise.
Audi E-tron Quattro
The Audi E-tron Quattro concept is the all-new SUV from German masterminds that has been designed from the ground up as an electric car and proves to be pioneering in its segment at the very first glance.
It follows the Audi's aesthetics trend, combining technical measures for reducing aerodynamic drag with creative design solutions. Movable aerodynamic elements at the front, on the sides and at the rear improve the air flow around the car. The aerodynamically optimized underbody is completely closed. With a cd value of 0.25, the car sets a new record in the SUV segment. This contributes considerably to the long range of more than 310 miles (approximately 500 kilometers).
Second-generation modular longitudinal platform
The study is based on the second-generation modular longitudinal platform, which provides considerable scope for the drive system and package. Its length is between that of the Audi Q5 and the Q7. Its typical SUV body and flat, coupe-like cabin give the Audi E-tron Quattro concept a very dynamic appearance. The spacious interior offers room for four people.
A few words about the battery pack
Li-ion battery pack has a capacity as high as 90kWh. This fits Audi’s recent strategy, under which the R8 E-tron’s battery has grown from 49kWh to 92kWh in its most recent evolution.
The large lithium-ion battery will be positioned between the axles and below the passenger compartment.
This installation position provides for a low center of gravity and a balanced axle load distribution, giving the car better driving dynamics and driving safety than other vehicles in the segment.
Cool innovative features
The E-tron Quattro concept features the first use of Audi's Matrix Organic LED lights in a new signature pattern.
Also, for addition convenience, Quattro will receive conventional steel springs or (-and) an air spring set-up.
Early sketches of the car's four-seat interior reveal a minimalist layout with a floating center console, digital control surfaces, and a digital instrument cluster. Audi says the infotainment system will incorporate gesture controls while rear passengers each get their own Organic LED displays.
The interior architecture is planned to be shared with the next-generation A8 luxury saloon, due in 2017.
The electric SUV has a planned on-sale date in key global markets during the second half of 2018.
Price has not been released – quite obvious in consideration of the fact it is not coming next week.
Well, let’s not be in a hassle and wait and see.
Not much time is left before 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.