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2018-09-20 18:00
Audi E-Tron Quattro

Image: Press Association

The Audi E-Tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings. The company will presented its sporty full-size SUV, to the world this week.

The e-Tron rolls off the assembly line at the CO2-neutral plant in Brussels. Initial deliveries to European customers are planned for late 2018 with a starting price of the electric SUV in Germany is €79 900.

Outstanding technology

The electric SUV is powered by two powerful electric motors that are locally CO2-neutral and virtually silent. It's fitted with a new generation of Audi's Quattro drive.

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During far more than 90% of all decelerations, the Audi e-Tron recovers energy solely via its electric motors. The electric SUV taps its maximum recuperation potential in combination with the integrated electrohydraulic brake control system.

Audi E-tron interior

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Audi is the world’s first automaker to use such a system in an electrically powered series production vehicle. The cleverly designed aerodynamics also contribute significantly to its efficiency.

Technology on a different level

One highlight of this concept is the optional virtual exterior mirrors – a worldwide first in a series production model. Not only do they reduce aerodynamic drag, but they also take digitalization in the vehicle to a whole new level.

From navigation with the e-Tron route planner, which displays the appropriate route with the required charging points, automated billing at the charging station and all the way to remote control via smartphone – the Audi e-Tron is extremely well connected.

Audi E-Tron Quattro

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It is equipped with the high-end media centre MMI navigation plus including LTE Advanced and a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard. Numerous assist systems further relieve the driver. For example, the standard efficiency assist promotes an economic driving style by displaying predictive information and performing automatic recuperation.

If the customer selects the adaptive cruise assist, the system can also brake and accelerate the electric SUV predicatively. 

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