Writer: Manish Kharinta
Volkswagen’s luxurious model Audi is increasing its all-electric portfolio within the U.S. by including two new battery-only models- the This autumn e-tron and the This autumn e-tron Sportback.
Audi lately introduced specs and costs for its two new electrical choices. With the addition of those new fashions, the Ingolstadt-based automaker’s EV lineup within the U.S. will embody 5 battery-electric automobiles by the tip of the yr.
The This autumn e-tron can also be based mostly on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, which additionally underpins the brand new VW ID.4 SUV.
Initially, the This autumn e-tron shall be obtainable in three variants – the “40 e-tron”, “50 e-tron quattro” and “Sportback 50 e-tron quattro.”
The entry-level This autumn 40 e-tron will come geared up with a rear-wheel-drive structure and a beginning MSRP of $43,900. The opposite variants get a dual-motor setup. The all-wheel-drive Audi This autumn 50 e-tron quattro is priced at $49,900, whereas the high-performance Sportback mannequin is barely obtainable in all-wheel-drive and begins at $52,700.
The bottom mannequin, This autumn 40 e-tron comes with a 150 kW synchronous motor. The extra highly effective This autumn e-tron variants are fitted with an extra 80 kW asynchronous motor, which bumps the system’s mixed energy output as much as 220 kW.
The only motor (rear-mounted) This autumn 40 produces 229 lb-ft of peak torque and 201 HP of energy. Because of the extra increase from the second electrical motor, the powertrain of the all-wheel-drive variants churns out a decent 295 HP of most energy and 339 lb-ft of torque.
Quick overhangs and a wheelbase of simply over 9 toes offers the This autumn e-tron a compact silhouette. Curiously sufficient, the automotive’s interiors don’t provide the feeling of a small automotive. The cabin provides the area of a full-size SUV.
The Sportback variants of the EV rides on bigger 20-inch wheels, whereas the opposite two fashions include normal 19-inch rims. All variations of the This autumn e-tron are geared up with all-season tires.
As of now, Audi has solely disclosed the vary figures of the This autumn 50 mannequin, which is estimated to be 241 miles. Nevertheless, there’s a chance that This autumn 40 could provide barely extra vary, as AWD EV fashions are normally not as environment friendly as RWD fashions.
Audi is at the moment accepting orders for the entire new This autumn e-tron fashions, which is able to arrive within the U.S. by the tip of the yr.
In Europe, these fashions will be ordered with an non-obligatory warmth pump for higher chilly climate efficiency, which is one thing that isn’t obtainable for the U.S. markets as of now.