Audi This fall E-tron 50 2021 UK assessment

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What’s it?

That is the one which counts for Audi. If the model is to make an actual stab at electrification, the This fall E-tron must be the automotive doing the heavy lifting. We’ve pushed the lower-powered, rear- pushed Audi This fall E-tron 40 earlier than, so now it’s the flip of the pricier 50 Quattro.

Audi’s cousin of the Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID 4 on this type will get a 77kWh battery (as within the 40) and two motors, collectively providing up 295bhp and 339lb ft. The wholesome 94bhp uptick over the 40 means the 50 Quattro is 1.3sec faster from 0-62mph, partly due to its small entrance motor giving all-wheel traction.

The flip aspect is a variety of 291 miles, which is 25 miles down on that of the 40 and an enormous 88 miles down on the Ford Mustang Mach-E Prolonged Vary, if on par with the Polestar 2.

A flat flooring and wheels pushed proper out into the corners mix to supply loads of room, and the three-stack dashboard association appears good. However – shock horror! – a few of the inside feels a bit flimsy, particularly on the steering wheel. Right here, Audi’s switchgear now not has that survive-anything really feel about it.

What’s it like?

Some polish is missing from the way in which it drives, too. The trip is effectively managed and by no means coarse, however for the place this automotive is aimed, it’s too agency, shuffling between bump to bump reasonably than flowing over them. That’s presumably attributable to our automotive’s lack of adaptive dampers, as earlier Q4s we’ve pushed had this feature fitted. Nonetheless, it’s lacking the sophistication we’ve come to count on from Audi.

Not less than the 50 Quattro delivers the kind of ‘in-gear’ punch that makes 50-70mph overtaking simple, by no means operating out of puff at such speeds.

And refinement is great, with the kind of wind noise isolation that lives as much as the punchy sticker value.

The true-world vary isn’t far off what Audi states, both: we matched the claimed effectivity of three.3 miles per kWh on a mixed-roads journey.


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