E-tron S, a silent beast from Audi

 

 

The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, the on-board intelligent drive control designed to enhance the vehicle safety and dynamic handling, all work in tandem to provide a sharp crisp drive.

In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, there is the electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle.

The heart of the Beast

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Engage the S gear and both cars drive from standstill to 62mph in 4.5 seconds almost seamlessly and the momentum does not end until it reaches its 130mph, which is limited electronically.

Thanks to a powerful cooling system, the drive gives the full boost power of 370 kW and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque in reproducible form for eight seconds in each case. The nominal values in the D gear without boost are 320 kW and 808 Nm (596.0 lb-ft).

The Technical layout

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The new Audi e-tron S models will be the first electric cars worldwide with three motors in mass production. Their drive layout is based on the concept with two different asynchronous motors (ASM).

The larger electric motor, which powers the rear axle in the Audi e-tron 55 models, has now been installed on the front axle in an adapted design and configured for 124 kW of power, or 150 kW during boost.

The smaller electric motor now works in a modified form in the rear, together with a counterpart that is identical in design; together, they offer 196 kW of power, or 264 kW in the boost.

On the road, the electric S models can be charged with up to 150 kW of direct current power (HPC), which is available in the UK and European Ionity network. This means that charging from 5 to 80% only takes around thirty minutes, the Audi models will also be able to charge with up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC).

Cost savings

All new e-tron and e-tron Sportback customers ordering between 1 January and 31 December 2020 can receive £150 credit on their accounts, which translates into approximately 1,000 miles of free electricity.

In addition, all e-tron models currently benefit from a free wallbox offer applicable to new customer orders placed from 1 January 2020. The Pod Point Universal socket 7kW Solo wall box (RRP of £879) enables overnight charging of the e-tron three times faster than using a domestic wall socket, and Audi UK will cover the cost of installation once the OLEV EVHS grant has been applied*.