As we move closer to the launch of the Audi e-tron in India, here’s what we know about it. First things first, it will be available in two body styles (SUV and Sportback) and three variants (e-tron 50, e-tron 55 and e-tron 55 Sportback). Now, the Sportback body style is only exclusive to the e-tron 55 variant. In our July issue, we got a chance to drive the e-tron 55, you can read all about it here.
Powering all the four wheels on these three variants is a dual motor setup. The battery packs, power and range do vary, however. Here, the starting variant is the 308-bhp Audi e-tron 50 with a 71-kWh battery pack, with a range of 264-379 km (WLTP claimed). It isn’t shy on acceleration, as it pushes ahead with 55.06 kgm of torque. Meanwhile, the e-tron 55 has the highest range and power figures. Thanks to the 95-kWh battery pack it has a driving range of 359-484 km. Also, in Boost mode, this thing can generate 402 bhp and a shrieking 67.70 kgm of torque. Speaking of the charging time, the 95-kWh battery pack can be charged from 0-80 per cent in 30 minutes if you’re using a 150-kW DC fast charger or 8.5 hours via an 11-kW AC home charger.
Of course, Audi is offering goodies like the quattro all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension, four-zone climate control and Matrix LED headlights among others as standard on all the variants. The Audi e-tron is a direct competitor to the Jaguar I-Pace and the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Stay tuned for the e-tron’s launch on the 22nd of July, to know how competitively Audi prices it.