Audi hosted the world premiere of the anticipated e-tron quattro concept during Media Day at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Now we can turn our focus to its arrival in production form, which will apparently be in less than three years.
“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,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development. “It combines driving pleasure with great range, an expressive design and excellent comfort.”
The Audi e tron quattro concept uses the power of three electric motors: One electric motor drives the front axle, the two others act on the rear axle. Total output is 320 kW (496 hp), with a range of 500 km. At full throttle, the vehicle sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and quickly reaches the electronically governed top speed of 210 km/h. Not bad for an electric SUV, eh?