Obviously, this is an Audi stylistically, the appearance of the 2019 Audi E-Tron will be immediately felt, even if the electric propulsion is a whole new experience. Compared to the Tesla Model X, the I-Pace electric Jaguar is the closest rival of the 2019 Audi E-Tron Mercedes-Benz GLE and the next Porsche Cayenne.
Exterior and Interior
The 2019 Audi E-Tron is partly important because it will introduce the design language that will characterize every future electric member of the Audi range. Camouflage intentionally leaves little room for imagination. We can say that the 2019 Audi E-Tron differs from Audi crossovers by a specific octagon powertrain, wider, shorter and accentuated by vertical slats in chrome. It is flanked by sharp headlights that give the 2019 Audi E-Tron the typical look of Audi. On the back, we see complex design lights connected by a thin strip of LEDs. In terms of size, it is a little bigger than Q5. What you see above is what you get, but without the psychedelic envelope. Peter Mertens, Audi’s board member for technical development, told Digital Trends that the company remains committed to putting the model into production with cameras instead of mirrors, a feature that automakers are trying to reach for years. years Each camera transfers captured images perfectly integrated into the door panel of the corresponding 7 inch OLED screen, it will always be left or right to see what is behind you. The driver can zoom in and out and choose between three modes designed to drive on the road, turn and park, respectively. It’s a feature that improves range by reducing drag while giving the car a futuristic, high tech look. That’s great, is not it? It is also illegal in the United States, so the 2019 Audi E-Tron that we will see in the showrooms will be equipped with common and obsolete mirrors. Audi is working on changing the regulations. There are three additional screens in the 2019 Audi E-Tron. The first replaces the group of analog driving instruments. This is the familiar virtual cockpit configurable by the driver in other members of the Audi family, such as the latest A7 and the new Q8. The second shows the infotainment system. We have not tried yet, but we are waiting for good things. We have already praised Audi’s infotainment system, one of the best on the market. Finally, the third screen combines climate control functions and allows passengers to use the handwriting recognition function to manually enter an address in the navigation.
Electricity has allowed interior designers to create more space for people and equipment than for an SUV comparable to gasoline. A cumbersome transmission tunnel is not necessary, there is no mechanical connection between the front and rear wheels, so that the rear passengers benefit from what Audi calls a platform. The special soundproofing and the tightness of the bodywork keep the sound of the wind, while the electric motor emits only a slight buzz. Create a calm and relaxed atmosphere in which you can change with the Bang & Olufsen sound system with 16 speakers and 705 watts available. Fully digitized, 2019 Audi E-tron will present an update of the air transport demand system that allows customers to purchase desks for days, weeks, months or years during the maintenance period. Buyers can, for example, update headlight lighting. It is conceivable that they can also unlock more reach and / or more power, whether for a weekend or for the vehicle’s useful life.
In addition to detailing the energy recovery system, Audi is also talking about other juicy technical specifications that people are eager to discover. At the heart of the 2019 Audi E-Tron are two electric motors that deliver 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) combined with an instantaneous torque of 414 lb / ft (561 Newton meters). If that’s not enough, there’s a backup mode available for eight seconds during which the driver can unlock all the energy: 402 hp (300 kW) and 490 lb-ft (664 Nm). There is enough electric shock for a 100 km / h stroke in less than six seconds before reaching a maximum electronic speed of 200 km / h. Being an electric vehicle in the first place, rank is what interests people the most. You’ll be happy to know that the 2019 Audi E-Tron will have enough juice from its 95 kWh battery to over 400 kilometers between charges. The good news is that this number is not based on the outgoing NEDC test cycle, but on the much stricter harmonized test procedure (WLTP).
Price and release date
Prices for the 2019 Audi E-Tron will be announced on September 17 and advance orders will be opened shortly thereafter for a $ 1,000 refundable booking fee.