Audi e-tron quattro concept Debuts in Deutschland

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceExpected in 2018
Audi debuted the e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show for a real look at what to expect from Audi in a new all-electric luxury sport SUV slated to roll out in early 2018.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceExcellent Aero
While the front end of the Audi concept is both bold and luxurious, one of the keys to the efficiency of the e-tron quattro is excellent aerodynamics, with a low drag coefficient of 0.25.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceDriving Range
At speeds above 50 mph, electrically-operated aerodynamic devices on the hood, sides and rear of the car direct the airflow through and around the vehicle to enhance aerodynamics. Audi promises a range of more than 310 miles to give the car everyday usability.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceSports-Car Power
Powered by three electric motors, the Audi e-tron quattro concept has up to 370 kW of power and as much as 590 lb-ft of torque to perform like a sports car. One electric motor powers the front axle, while the other two direct power to the rear axle.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceSpeed Stats
Performance figures from Audi indicate the e-tron quattro concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and quickly reach the electronically-governed top speed of 130 mph.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceIntelligent Drive
The Audi e-tron quattro concept offers performance advantages in both ideal and adverse weather conditions. An intelligent drive management system controls the power to the front and rear axles, depending on the road conditions, with the emphasis on the greatest efficiency.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePower Management
The driver can choose a driving mode that determines how aggressive the system responds. Audi Torque Control Manager will distribute the power between the rear wheels as necessary.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceCharging System
To achieve the usable driving range, the Audi e-tron quattro concept has a large lithium-ion battery integrated into the passenger compartment floor for a balanced load distribution between the axles as well as a low center of gravity. The Combined Charging System allows either DC or AC charging, and a full charge on DC takes about 50 minutes with a charging output of 150 kW hour.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceDynamic Steering
The e-tron quattro concept’s adaptive air suspension features controlled damping and lowers the body at higher speeds to reduce drag. Dynamic-all-wheel steering combines a dynamic steering system on the front axle with a steering system for the rear wheels. A solar roof generates electricity for the drive system battery during sunny weather.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience Audi e-tron quattro concept

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