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2015-09-15 11:49

NEW AUDI EV IN THE WORKS: Audi reveals its new e-tron Quattro concept at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. Image: Newspress / Audi

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The next-gen Audi R8 Spyder was spotted for the first time at the Nurburgring in Germany. The new Spyder is capable of 450kW/560Nm!

Frankfurt - Audi has revealed its new e-tron Quattro concept at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show.

Audi member of the board, Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, said: “Audi will present an all-electric, luxury-class sport SUV in early 2018. The Audi e-tron Quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this.

“It combines driving pleasure with great range, an expressive design and excellent comfort.”

Electric power

The Quattro concept is powered by three electric motors; one drives the front axle, the two others power the rear.

Audi claims a total output of 320kW and the driver can utilise 370kW/800Nm temporarily while boosting. The battery SUV sprints to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds on to a electronically limited top speed of 209km/h.

Image gallery: 2015 Audi e-tron Quattro

Range of 500km

Its large lithium-ion battery is integrated into the floor of the passenger compartment. The battery’s capacity of 95kWh enables a claimed range of more than 500km. The Combined Charging System (CCS) enables charging with DC or AC electrical current.

A full charge with DC electrical current at a charging point with an output of 150kW takes just around 50 minutes. Audi adds that the new e-tron is equipped with wireless charging technology.

The Audi e-tron quattro concept uses a system for piloted parking that guides it to the proper position at the charging plate. In addition, a large solar roof provides electricity for the drive system battery on sunny days.

A drive management system controls the interplay between the motors. The driver decides on the degree of recuperation, the driving program (S or D) and the mode of Audi drive select .

According to Audi: "During sporty driving on a winding road, the Torque Control Manager actively distributes the power between the rear wheels as necessary. This torque vectoring provides for maximum dynamics and stability."

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