If you’ve been following 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg on social media lately, you probably know that he’s very invested in his YouTube channel and that one of his main passions when it comes to cars is electric mobility.
In his latest video, the ex-Mercedes driver took an Audi e-tron on a ride around Monaco (including parts of the street circuit), while also parking it next to a Lamborghini Urus on the pier for a photo shoot. So how impressed was he with the e-tron? Very, as it turns out.
The one factor he found decent, as in not great, was straight line acceleration, where the e-tron crossover is able to get from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, before maxing out at 124 mph (200 km/h). If you were ever a Formula 1 driver, that type of performance will probably not even register with you, but for everyone else, it should be good enough, seen as how this is basically a family hauler.
As for the rest of the car, he spoke highly about its aerodynamic properties and how important they are as natural range extenders for electric vehicles. He also liked the tech-laden interior with all the screens, although it does take some getting used to the mirror screens, he noted, as your eyes have to adjust to look down instead of directly to the side.
The Audi e-tron is powered by two electric motors and a 95 kWh battery that combine for an output of 355 HP (360 PS). The crossover’s Boost Mode can then carry that figure to 402 HP (408 PS), to go with 490 lb-ft (664 Nm) of peak torque.