2021 Audi E-Tron S Sportback

2021 Audi E-Tron S Sportback Review, Specs & Details

Even stronger than the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro Sportback, here is the sports variant e-tron S Sportback whose power, 100% electric, exceeds 500 hp and the torque approaches 1000 Nm. A real catapult powered by electrons .

2021 Audi E-Tron S Sportback

INGOLSTADT’S ELECTRONS CATAPULT

Even stronger than the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro Sportback, here is the sports variant e-tron S Sportback whose power, 100% electric, exceeds 500 hp and the torque approaches 1000 Nm. A real catapult powered by electrons .

2021 Audi E-Tron S Sportback

The electric offensive of the firm with the rings, which foresees no less than 20 new electric models by 2025, will take a new turn at the beginning of 2021 with the next launches of the e-tron S, e-tron GT, Q4 e -tron, its variant Q4 Sportback e-tron and finally the e-tron S Sportback which opens the ball. Majestic with its coupe line and impressive with its stature and presence on the asphalt with its enormous wheels, the e-tron S Sportback (which is also available in traditional bodywork) does not leave indifferent with its sporty design and the technology that it offers. he embarks. Even if the electric is only at the beginning of its history, we have to recognize that progress is permanent and that the challenge of the automotive industry for this energy transition is fascinating.

Launched in mid-2019, the e-tron electric SUV sold nearly 50,000 copies worldwide last year. If we are far from the sales figures of the star SUVs of the firm with the rings, the Audi e-tron is a technological flagship and this S version continues the long tradition of the brand\’s S models, but in all electric. At € 99,200 a piece (€ 96,600 for the classic e-tron S) and up to € 112,200 for the S Sportback Extended model, we are not necessarily going to see masses of them on the corners of our streets, this e -tron S Sportback is the demonstration of the brand\’s know-how, a showcase of electrical expertise.

AN OPTIMIZED AERO

Particularly designed for the benefit of autonomy, the aerodynamics of the e-tron S Sportback gains some specific tricks with a new flow rate of the air intakes and a widening of the wheel arches ( 23 mm) by extensions now equipped a side air intake that guides the air flow along the available wheels from 20 inches (standard) to 22 inches. A spoiler also takes place on the tailgate and the diffuser is reworked.

NEARLY 1000 NM OF TORQUE AND IT’S GOING TO THE SEAT!

Manufactured like the rest of Audi electric models in the Brussels plant, the e-tron S Sportback incorporates an additional electric motor compared to the e-tron 55 quattro which offers 360 hp. If the battery is the same, 95 kWh including 86.5 kWh of payload, the e-tron S Sportback has thanks to the third engine a significant gain in power since it increases to 503 hp in cumulative power with one engine 204 hp front and two rear engines that develop 359 hp.

The advantage of the two motors on the rear axle allows the power of each motor to be distributed directly to its wheel with a maximum torque variation of 220 Nm between the right and left wheels. At the wheel, this translates into good agility even at high speed. The counterpart on a road lacking grip as during our test is a rear axle that pushes hard and generates understeer, especially as the weight is important with a mass of more than 2.5 tonnes.

But the most surprising thing about this S version is the profusion of power during brutal acceleration. The catapult effect is immediate and limit violent by frankly sticking the driver and passengers to the seats. It\’s just impressive, but it’s the kind of exercise that you don’t repeat too often because the consumption in kWh is important and it reduces the range which remains the Achilles heel of any car. electric.

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