The Audi e-tron electric SUV has given up more of its specification details ahead of its debut in September, including an eight second power boost.
Considering how ubiquitous the Audi e-tron – Audi’s new electric SUV to take on Tesla, the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQ C – has been, a lot of the detail of its range and performance has been based on educated guesswork and the e-tron concept. But no more.
Ahead of the e-tron’s reveal in September, Audi has been a bit more forthcoming about the e-tron’s specs, and has even delivered a video (below) of the e-tron at Pikes Peak to demonstrate its energy recuperation abilities.
The e-tron gets a trio of energy recuperation modes, and in the most extreme, ‘one-pedal’, version Audi say it will recuperate a mile of range for every mile it travels downhill – hence going downhill at Pikes Peak to demonstrate. That, say Audi, will extend range by up to 30 per cent.
We now know the e-tron’s two electric motors will deliver 355bhp and 414lb/ft of torque under normal conditions, but there is an eight second boost to 402bhp on offer if you need it, with performance of 0-62mph in under six seconds and a top speed of (a limited) 124mph.
The 95kWh battery pack under the e-tron is enough for a range of just under 250 miles (WLTP) and the e-tron will be able to use 150kW charging points (when they arrive) which will deliver and 80 per cent charge in half an hour.
On the face of it, the Audi e-tron seem to fall short of the Jaguar I-Pace specs, but we’ll know how they compare once the e-tron starts to hit the road.