2020 Audi E-Tron Review – 100% Audi Electric Crossover
Driving impressions of the first 100% electric Audi car with a total range of around 400 km and a maximum power of 408 hp. 2020 Audi E-Tron reaches 200 km/h self-limited.
Of course, it is strange to get on board the Audi e-Tron, get in gear and instead of the sound of high-end engines like the legendary 5-cylinder, the rabid V6 supercharged or the thundering V8, just to stay between the petrol units, absolute silence reigns. Already, just like that, because as announced at the time, the 2020 Audi E-Tron is the very first Audi characterized by an all-electric engine, which is worth spilling immediately the main data: peak power of 408 hp, maximum possible torque of 664 Nm and acceleration 0-100 km / h in 5 “7/10. As for the maximum speed, it is self-limited to 200 km / h, but with the increasingly restrictive limits that you find even in Germany and the congested traffic, the speed tip no longer counts.
Normally, the engines of the Audi e-Tron deliver 360 hp, while the 408 hp and the torque of 664 Nm can be recalled for a few moments in full acceleration. The result, as we have experienced firsthand, is an immediate boost (typical of electric engines) and impressive that is “a mustache” of the mass of a good 2,565 kg despite the aluminum profuse to full hands. Last but not least, the A 2020 Audi E-Tron is a high-end SUV with consistent dimensions: 490 cm in length, 194 cm in width and 162 cm in height. Mica for another, the car was born on the Mlb Evo platform of the Volkswagen Group, the same on which are based Audi Q7 and Q8, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.
2020 Audi E-Tron Autonomy of 400 km
Audi declares for the e-tron a range of more than 400 km, with “a full of energy”. A figure that is perfectly at hand, using the accelerator sparingly and without making “overtime” the air conditioning system and company, which means you can seriously evaluate the purchase of the first electric Audi as an alternative to the Q7 and Q8 with traditional engines.
Of course, letting himself get carried away, pardon, the foot, accelerating to more I can not and fully enjoy that constant and strong thrust that so much reminds a jet in full run-off, significantly decreases the autonomy. But all this will happen every now and then, just to discover the effect it does. Another stumbling block, in addition to the autonomy, widely surpassed by the Audi e-Tron is represented by the recharge times. Times that can be really reduced, because the electric rings are the first car able to use the 150 kW columns. Consequently, 80% of the battery can be recharged in just 30 minutes.
2020 Audi E-Tron Quattro – Intelligent all-wheel drive
With the famous Quattro Coupé of 1981, Audi introduced large-scale all-wheel drive on a sporty model as far as it could be from an off-road vehicle. In fact, the Quattro traction of the Ingolstadt House soon became proverbial, has had a constant evolution up to the present day and has led many other manufacturers to invent similar systems.
With a tradition so established in terms of 4×4, the Audi e-Tron keeps its good four-wheel drive. But it is a very different system compared to what we have known up to now because it is implemented by the front propeller. We explain better: normally the torque is distributed to the rear axle through the rear unit, but when you want more power and mordant to the wheels comes into play the front engine, thus achieving induced four-wheel drive. As for the behavior on the road, despite the considerable weight, the e-Tron returns the pleasure of “traveling like on the tracks” in the typical curves of the Audi all-wheel drive, which the steering precise and light the right contributes a little.
The rest is excellent habitability and the maniacal care for detail typically Audi. Defects? Sincerely we would like to have a long-term test in order to find some of them because at the time of our driving impressions we did not find any. And you can not even say that the line is too similar to that of the other Audi, simply because it’s not true, it’s not like that for a long time. Today, every model has a strong personality from the A1 to the e-Tron.