As Audi has finished 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept, many questions are on the table about it. It is always interesting to hear how manufacturer resolved the problem with electric engines, battery durability, speed and fuel (or electricity) consumption. That the job was not easy shows almost two years of improving and polishing the car firstly revealed in 2015 under the name Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept. As we heard then, Audi wanted to follow the biggest manufacturer of electric cars and provide their version of that type of the cars and stay on the list of most wanted and sold brands in the world.
We have seen on photos of other electric cars that every car in this class has to be different from traditional cars. The same differences are visible on 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept, too. Firstly, there is no classic grille on the front bumper, but metallic protection instead. For those who know how typical Audi looks like there should not be surprises, E-Tron has some similarities with Q7 and Q5, but also interesting details have taken from Q6. To be clear, we will say that E-Tron looks like a sporty car, with a flat roof and sloppy truck rear window, while the whole car is lower and stable for fast driving.
It is assumed that electric car will have modern designed and equipped cabin, and that is the case with 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept, too. That includes sharp edges, modern stylized but comfortable seats, as well as adjustable commands. Being an electric car, E-Tron has to have high-technology included in the cabin, so there is highly expected that manufacturer will put commands touchable in large touchscreen, which will control all important things, like modern conditioning, navigation and cruise control, together with safety equipment. However, be prepared for a smaller cabin than we used to see in crossovers.
The special engine 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept has, although it was not clearly described yet, has great performances, maybe better in some cases than on competition. It is 95 kWh battery, capable of producing 310 mile-range and additional 248 mile-range after only 30 minutes of charging on DC connection. That is still weaker engine than new Tesla X Model has, but on the other hand, it will have special inducted charging, which no one on the car market has.
2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept
The future will show if 2017 Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept was a smart investment, but when the new model comes, we will be able to make sure in that.