2019 Auto Show Highlights

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
2020 Audi e-tron Sportback — Los Angeles
Less than one year after Audi introduced the e-tron fully-electric vehicle, at the 2019 L.A. Auto Show the company took the wraps off its next electric model, the e-tron Sportback. Referred to as an “SUV Coupe,” the 5-passenger Sportback pairs Audi’s electric drivetrain with a stylish and more aerodynamic body. In fact, the coefficient of drag is a very low 0.25 — even lower than the original e-tron. This slippery design has increased the Sportback’s range to an estimated 277 miles per charge. The e-tron Sportback 55 quattro features an electric motor on each axle that when combined produce 355 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. However, when a driver pushes the accelerator to the floor in Sport mode then Boost mode gets activated, which delivers just over 400 horsepower and around 490 lb-ft of torque for much quicker acceleration — albeit for up to 8 seconds only.

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