Despite the fact that Production is temporarily on hold, Audi continues to develop its e-tron models. The German car brand now released the details about the e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S. The new versions of the e-tron are now even “more agile, sharper and more dynamic” than the non-S variants.
The current e-tron model is equipped with a large electric motor that can deliver a total power of no less than 300 kW (408 hp). On the other hand, the new S models will receive no less than three electric motors, together provide 370 kW (503 hp) of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque.
Due to the higher available power, the S-models make the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 4.5 seconds. The current e-tron 55 Quattro does this in 5.7 seconds. The top speed has also been increased; this is now limited to 210 km/h (130.5 mph) – 10 kilometers more than the current model.
The current e-tron has a large electric motor on the rear axle. Audi has positioned the engine on the front axle of the S models, while the two smaller electric motors are located on the rear axle. For daily use, the S models only use the two rear electric motors.
The Audi e-tron S versions will use the same 95kWh battery as the standard E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, Audi told The Verge. The standard e-tron model has the range a little more than 320 km (200 miles).
It is the first series-production car that is equipped with three electric motors. According to Audi, this would enable the car to deliver even more power. In addition, the car can perform at times when you would not initially expect it. The appearance of the e-tron’s is almost unchanged. The bumper has received minor sporting changes, and of course, the S is visible on the grill of the car.
The new model is distinguished by optimized aerodynamics, wheels up to 22 inches in size, a more powerful brake system with 6-piston calipers and 400 mm discs in the front, and also adaptive air suspension.
It’s nice to know that the car industry is finally working to further improve its sporting performance on cars that were not otherwise considered sports.