Audi e-tron quattro – All-Electric SUV Is Coming
2018 Audi is set to release their first production-ready electric car. The concept is called the Audi e-tron quattro, an all-electric, all-wheel-drive SUV that sits in size right between the Q5 and Q7. Audi will give it a world premiere at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Due to its size, it sits on the VW Group’s second-generation modular longitudinal platform, better known as MLB. Not exactly interesting information, but what is interesting is the drive-train, which will borrow from Audi’s upcoming R8 e-tron supercar, itself finally confirmed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Which means an electric motor on the front axle, and an electric motor for each rear wheel, with a big lithium-ion battery fitted between the front and rear axle, below the passenger compartment. Nice and low. In the R8 e-tron, which electrified drive-train is capable of producing a combined 340kW and a whopping 920Nm of torque. That’s many horse-powers and many, many torques.
According to reports, Audi is promising the e-SUV will boast a range of more than 500km on a single charge, depending on how you deploy those horse-powers and torques. Either way, these still remain impressive numbers.
A full size, electric Audi SUV is coming