Audi is launching the e-tron quattro concept: a statement of how the brand sees electric mobility in the future. The all-electric drive system found on the new concept car combines well with the aerodynamic design. Its dynamic appearance is highlighted by the fact that its flat greenhouse narrows to the rear.
The e-tron quattro has a length of 4.88 meters, a width of 1.93 meters, and a height of 1.54 meters. SUVs in general have a drag coefficient of more than 0.30 but the e-tron quattro stands at 0.25. This is the reason why Audi’s SUV can go for more than 500 kilometers or 310 miles.
When the car reaches speeds of 50mph or more, the many aerodynamic elements on its hood, flanks, and rear portion are activated electronically and direct the air flow as necessary in order to improve the flow around and through the car. This is the result of rigorous development work on the wind tunnel. When inside the car, engine noise as well as wind noise cannot be heard. Thus, one is able to enjoy the full pleasure of driving an electric car in almost complete silence.
The e-tron quattro was presented by the Audi during the 2015 International Motor Show held in Frankfurt. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the company is planning to present a luxury-class and all-electric sport SUV in 2018 and the e-tron quattro is merely a preview of this. Hackenberg is a member of Audi’s Board of Management for Technical Development. The e-tron quattro is a car that combines driving pleasure, excellent comfort, and expressive design, Hackenberg concludes.