Audi unveil e-tron concept at Frankfurt show

Audi unveil e-tron concept at Frankfurt show

Audi e-tron concept fq

When it became known that Audi was unlikely to ever build a production version of its R8 V12 TDI torque lovers were disappointed. Now the automaker has come back with a new R8-based concept that puts the diesel to shame. The new e-tron packs four electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack this outputs 313 hp but an amazing 3,319 lb-ft of torque. The sprint to 100 kph takes 4.8 seconds, but rolling acceleration from 60-120 kph takes just 4.1 seconds thanks to the e-tron’s massive lashings of torque.

Audi acknowledges that electric vehicles are still far from economically viable volume production vehicles, but is nonetheless working on electric technology, both for hybrids and pure EVs. The battery pack sports a 53kWh capacity of which 42.4 kWh is usable. The pack weighs in at 469kg out of a total vehicle weight of 1,600kg and is mounted in front of the rear axle and liquid cooled. Each of the axles sports two electric motors allowing the e-tron to retain Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel drive.

Audi e-tron concept fq

When it became known that Audi was unlikely to ever build a production version of its R8 V12 TDI torque lovers were disappointed. Now the automaker has come back with a new R8-based concept that puts the diesel to shame. The new e-tron packs four electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack this outputs 313 hp but an amazing 3,319 lb-ft of torque. The sprint to 100 kph takes 4.8 seconds, but rolling acceleration from 60-120 kph takes just 4.1 seconds thanks to the e-tron’s massive lashings of torque.

Audi acknowledges that electric vehicles are still far from economically viable volume production vehicles, but is nonetheless working on electric technology, both for hybrids and pure EVs. The battery pack sports a 53kWh capacity of which 42.4 kWh is usable. The pack weighs in at 469kg out of a total vehicle weight of 1,600kg and is mounted in front of the rear axle and liquid cooled. Each of the axles sports two electric motors allowing the e-tron to retain Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel drive.

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