Shown briefly during the automaker’s presentation, the e-tron Sportback will debut in Los Angeles on November 19th. Unsurprisingly, that date just happens to coincide with Los Angeles Auto Show.
Previewed by the 2017 e-tron Sportback concept, the production model will follow in the footsteps of the standard e-tron but adopt a more coupe-like appearance.
Rendering credit: Josh Byrnes for Carscoops
The powertrain should carryover, so we can expect two electric motors that produce a combined output of 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS). There should also be a so-called “Boost Mode” which increases the output to 402 hp (300 kW / 408 PS). When the latter mode is selected, the standard e-tron can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.5 seconds.
Of course, we can also expect a slightly disappointing range of around 204 miles (328 km). That’s less than many modern electric vehicles, but the e-tron features a fast changing system which enables the crossover to be given approximately 54 miles (87 km) of range in ten minutes using a 150 kilowatt charger. After 30 minutes, the crossover should have enough power to travel 163 miles (262 km).
Full details should be announced at the model’s unveiling, but we can expect the e-tron Sportback to cost more than the standard model which starts at $74,800. How much more remains a mystery, but Audi typically charges a hefty premium for their Sportback variants.
Besides teasing the e-tron Sportback, Audi’s sales and marketing boss, Hildegard Wortmann, confirmed the company will introduce two other electric vehicles by the end of 2020. They include the production versions of the e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron concepts.
H/T to Motor1