Audi e-tron the electric SUV from the German car manufacturer is likely to be introduced in India late in 2019 or early 2020. The SUV claims to offer a fine balance between sport, family and leisure. The key factor for its sporty character and outstanding transverse dynamics is the low and central position at which the drive components are installed. The battery system is located between the axles in the form of a flat, broad block beneath the passenger compartment. The center of gravity of the Audi e-tron is thus on a level similar to that of a sedan. Axle load distribution is perfectly balanced at almost 50:50.
In terms of dimensions, the e-tron measures 4,901 millimeters in length, 1,935 millimeters wide and has a height of 1,616 millimeters. The five-seat SUV has a total luggage capacity of 660 liters. Two electric motors drive the electric SUV powerfully, free of emissions, and almost silently, with a system output of up to 300kW and 664Nm (489.7 lb-ft) of torque. The maximum drive torque is available within fractions of a second and provides enormous pulling power. The Audi e-tron completes the standard sprint in 5.7 seconds. Top speed is an electronically-limited 200 km/h (124 mph).
The Audi drive select feature lets the driver vary the characteristics of the Audi e-tron between seven profiles depending on the driving situation, road conditions or personal preferences. The system also influences the standard air suspension with adaptive dampers. As a result, there is a vast difference between smooth rolling comfort and sporty, stable handling. The air springs adjust individually to the road conditions depending on the speed and the driver’s preferences, varying the ride height by as much as 76 millimeters (3.0 in). Especially on long journeys, a lower ride height improves aerodynamics, thus increasing the range.