Audi officially announced the market launch of its second all-electric model in the US, the e-tron Sportback, which will join the e-tron SUV in Summer. This addition to the electric car family drives a little further and has a different body shape.
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Audi had first introduced the e-tron Sportback to Americans last November in Los Angeles. Now, with a market launch set – given the situation allows – the VW subsidiary also released the pricing for the sportier version.
The Audi e-tron Sportback will start from $77,400 (MSRP), which is $2,600 more than for the SUV ($74,800). After deducting $995 of DST and $7,500 of the federal tax credit, effectively the price will be $70,895.
The price difference is in the battery. The new e-tron coupé features a 95 kWh gross (86.5 kWh net) powerpack that consists of 36 modules, each containing twelve pouch cells. Audi uses prismatic cells in smaller battery versions. However, only the Sportback 55 Quattro will be available in the USA.
EPA assigns the e-tron Sportback 55 Quattro a range of 218 miles (351 km). Audi had previously reported a range increase compared to the e-tron due to improved aerodynamics in the coupé and saif battery. However, it is unclear how many kilometres more this makes precisely regarding the latest e-tron updates. In WLTP, the e-tron Sportback is rated at 446 km (277.1 miles).
What is certain is that with the large battery, the e-tron Sportback can charge with a maximum of 150 kW and Audi indicates a charging time of just under half an hour to 80 per cent. The motor delivers 265 kW (and up to 300 kW in boost mode).
All technical details on both the Audi e-tron Sportback in 50 and 55 version can be found in our original article here.
To mark the arrival of the new electric car model in the US, Audi will launch a limited series e-tron Sportback variant. Distinguishing these editions is blue metallic paint paired with orange brake callipers and other design elements as well as an exclusive interior for this trim.
Update 16 July 2020: Audi USA announced today that the e-tron Sportback will arrive at dealerships this month. As suggested above, pricing will start at $77,400 before federal, state and local incentives.
The Prestige trim costs $83,400 and includes additional equipment such as a head-up display and 18-way power front seats with a massage function.
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