New Audi e-tron Sportback launched

New Audi e-tron Sportback launched


Audi has launched the e-tron Sportback at the LA Auto Show. The pure-electric coupe-SUV offers a sleeker design than the already available e-tron SUV, alongside some technical improvements.

The new e-tron Sportback has a range of 277 miles on a single charge from its 95 kWh battery, and is powered by twin electric motors with a combined 300 kW. This power allows for a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds.

The new design brings with it improved aerodynamic efficiency, adding around 6 miles to the range over the e-tron SUV. Other improvements to the braking system, cooling, battery usage, and transmission on the e-tron Sportback contribute to the increased range over the e-tron, despite featuring the same powertrain.

Charging remains possible at up to 150 kW on DC CCS ultra-rapid charger points, as does the 11 kW standard on-board AC charger, or 22 kW optional set-up.

Pricing is not yet announced, though expect similar costs to the e-tron, likely with a small premium. Deliveries in the UK are due early- to mid- 2020.

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