Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept has a range of 310 miles

Auto Shows | September 16th, 2015 by 10
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Audi brings a new electric concept to the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: the e-Tron Quattro Concept. The electric concept has a range of 310 miles …

Audi brings a new electric concept to the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: the e-Tron Quattro Concept. The electric concept has a range of 310 miles and provides a future look at a planned electric SUV from the company, which should arrive in early 2018.

The e-tron concept uses three electric motors: One motor drives the front wheels and two drive the rears. Total output is 429 hp normally and 496 during small events of boost. Torque is rated at 590 lb-ft. Top speed is 130 mph while the sprint to 62 mph takes 4.6 seconds.

The 95kWh-battery is good for a range of 310 miles while a full charge with a 150kW charger takes about 50 minutes. A full charge, while using a 150 kW connection, takes only 50 minutes, which is lightening-fast for an EV with 310 mils of range.

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In terms of handling, the Audi e-tron Quattro Concept will come with as-standard adjustable air suspension, adjustable dampers and all-wheel steering. The adjustable air suspension will automatically lower itself at high speed to reduce drag and increase aerodynamic efficiency. The rear-wheel steering will turn opposite the fronts at low speed, to effectively “reduce” the wheelbase, giving it a tighter turning circle.

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At high speed, the rear wheels will turn in the same direction as the fronts to effectively “lengthen” the wheelbase, giving it better high speed stability.

Expect a production car to arrive in 2018.

10 responses to “Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept has a range of 310 miles”

  1. CDspeed says:

    This was the car I was most looking forward to, and I was not disappointed. In fact it has a lot of features that I think made it even better, it’s everything you’d to get from a Tesla, but it’s even better because it’s also everything you’d expect from a German luxury brand. So far like most people I’ve only seen pictures of both the Telsa Model X, and the Audi e-tron Quattro, in the area of design the Audi looks great, it’s lean, sporty, and sophisticated. The Tesla is a bit odd to determine, in some pics it’s very BMW X6-ish a good coupe like SUV, but in others it looks like a van crossed with a potato all wrapped up in a Model S skin. The Model X is one of those cars that I’m going to have to see in person to realize the design. Between the two at the moment the Audi excites me the most, and if Tesla does what they did with the Model S premier, and gives non reservation holders the cold shoulder, I’ll give Audi an immediate deposit.

  2. Rob K says:

    I hate when people compare new vehicles to existing vehicles, but allow me to be a hypocrite for a moment.

    I see a whole lot of Dodge Magnum here and its just not working (for me). I heard a lot of hype about this vehicle and I’m a little disappointed about the design.

    The technology seems great but just feels like another Tesla copycat. That being said, I understand the business decision for companies to follow suit.

    • Meh says:

      How is it a Tesla copycat?

      • Rob K says:

        Were you being sarcastic? I’m not sure so I will respond.

        Audi is targeting the Tesla Model X with this design: a long range, high performance EV with SUV styling cues that eliminates the need for a transmission through the use of electric motor(s) applied directly to the wheels.

        • Max says:

          What? The design is very different from the Model X. And longe range high performance EV with SUV… is nothing to have a patent on. Then you can also say every Audi A4 oder Mercedes C class is a 3er copy…a more or less sporty sedan. But no one does that.
          And Audi knows mass production much better than Tesla, which is a big fact for quality so why would someone buy a Tesla over an Audi? There is really no reason!

          • Rob K says:

            Why don’t people read before blowing off a steamy comment…

            1. “What? The design is very different from the Model X.” I never said the Audi discussed here and the Tesla Model X looked the same. I said they both had SUV styling cues. I did, however, say the Audi looks like a Dodge Magnum.

            2. “Then you can also say every Audi A4 oder Mercedes C class is a 3er copy.” They are a 3er copy. For years the 3 series has been the benchmark for entry level luxury sport sedans. Where have you been?

            3. “But no one does that.” Yes, everyone does.

            4. “And Audi knows mass production much better than Tesla, which is a big fact for quality so why would someone buy a Tesla over an Audi?” Audi quality was questionable up until recent years. They’ve improved on Consumer Reports ratings. I don’t know. I wouldn’t hang my hat on them yet. Tesla has some reliability problems and some reliability unknowns, but by 2018 (the potential release of this Audi product) Tesla’s experience in this type of EV could prove to be more reliable than Audi’s first time at the plate.

          • Max says:

            They build 50k cars/year and already have problems, compared to 2mio Audi (10mio VW AG). They also build LMP1 cars for years now, dont you agree this company has much more experience? Dont you think that they have already tested for a long time?
            Tesla is not able to handle 50k, how can they handle 200k+ (in just 2 years)? Sorry, but building premium (and reliable) cars is much more complex than you might think…

        • Meh says:

          No, I wasn’t. Your comments just remind of of those comments made by people who think all phones look like iPhone and are therefore copycats. All phones look the same because there’s only a handful of ways to make them. I wanted to see the basis of your reasoning.

          Your response makes absolutely no sense, “a long range, high performance EV with SUV styling cues that eliminates the need for a transmission through the use of electric motor(s) applied directly to the wheels.” That’s not just blowing smoke out your ass, that’s like “rolling coal” out your ass.

          Since when does a styling cue eliminate the need for a transmission? That’s like saying a racing stripe dictated the need for an obnoxiously loud exhaust.

          Not sure where you’re getting “no transmission” from. The motors aren’t connected directly to the wheels. There’s a single speed transmission. This is how pretty much all EVs are done (i8 has a 2 speed). They clearly can’t be copying something that’s not even done.

          SUVs? Pretty sure Tesla didn’t even those either. I wouldn’t call the X an SUV, though. I guess that means Range Rover’s recent drivetrain concept reveals mean they copied Tesla? Do you expect manufacturers to never stick an electric drivetrain into their SUV lineup?

          I will agree with you that I do see a little Magnum, but better. Cleaner lines. It certainly beats the hideous (IMO) Model X which I think looks like a Photoshop of an egg + Pontiac Aztec merged together.

          • Rob K says:

            Ugh…here we go again.

            1. “Not sure where you’re getting “no transmission” from. The motors aren’t connected directly to the wheels. There’s a single speed transmission. This is how pretty much all EVs are done (i8 has a 2 speed). They clearly can’t be copying something that’s not even done.” – A lot of poor understanding here. First off, the Tesla Model S is direct drive. There is no transmission. It’s a single speed drive unit. The whole power train rests on the axle between the wheels. Second, the i8 is not an EV. It’s powered by the B38 plus an additional electric motor.

            2. “SUVs? Pretty sure Tesla didn’t even those either. I wouldn’t call the X an SUV, though.” Wrong…again. This model is being marketed by Tesla as an SUV. It is, essentially, a large crossover. For comparison, it’s larger than the X3.

            3. “Since when does a styling cue eliminate the need for a transmission?” It doesn’t. You just can’t read. I never implied that styling cues would eliminate the need for a transmission.

            4. You seem to be very hurt that I called the Audi a Tesla copycat. I’m sorry to offend your Audi ‘fanboy-ness.’ I was simply implying that Tesla produced one of the earliest and most successful pure electric vehicles with performance numbers that are impressive when compared to any type of vehicle, petrol or otherwise. Other manufacturers are now following suit.

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