Audi maintains its strategic alignment by introducing the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupé with up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 452 kilometers (280.9 miles) on a single battery charge (in the WLTP cycle). Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature that is now available in a mass-production vehicle for the first time. Their light is divided into tiny pixels that can be controlled with extreme precision. This facilitates safe lane centering on narrow stretches of road and displays the vehicle’s position in the lane.
Audi e-tron Sportback
Audi has entered the electrification race in India with not one, but three all-electric vehicles. The Audi e-tron Sportback 55 is at the top of the e-tron hierarchy. The Sportback, as the name implies, has a different body style than the regular e-tron and is only available in the 55 configuration.
|Price||₹ 1.19 Crore|
|Driving Range (km)||484 km|
|Seating Capacity||5 People|
|NCAP Rating (Best – 5 Star)||5 Star (Euro NCAP) star NCAP Rating|
|Warranty||2 Years (Unlimited KMs)|
|Battery Warranty||8 Years or 160000 km|
|Battery Capacity||95 kWh|
|Size||5014 mm L X 1976 mm W X 1686 mm H|
The Audi e-tron Sportback 55 is powered by a 95kW battery pack, which powers the dual electric motors, which produce 402bhp and 664Nm of torque. This variant’s WLTP combined range ranges from 359 to 484km. The Sportback accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.7 seconds.
Audi e-tron Sportback Exterior Design
When viewed from the side, the Audi e-tron Sportback’s distinctive SUV-coupe style becomes more obvious thanks to its tapering roofline that terminates in a notchback design, even if it shares a lot of styling cues with the normal model up front. Both variants have a full-width light bar linking the LED taillamps at the back. Both variants come standard with 20-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels that are covered with high-profile Tyres to improve the ride quality.
Audi e-tron Sportback Interior
The Sportback has only undergone exterior alterations. The interior is still fully equipped with amenities like the virtual cockpit, heated and power-folding ORVMs, four-zone temperature control, electric steering wheel adjustment, ambient lighting, and a multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters that is wrapped in leather.
Audi e-tron Sportback Powertrain and Battery Performance
The 55 Quattro variation of the Audi e-tron Sportback, which likewise has a dual-motor setup and produces 408hp and 664Nm, is another more potent version of the vehicle offered by Audi. A bigger 95kWh battery pack, with a stated WLTP range of between 359 and 484 km, is also included in the 55 quattro configuration. Both models can do the 0-100kph dash in 5.7 seconds with this setup.
The larger battery can be charged from zero to eighty percent in 8.5 hours with an 11 kW AC charger or in just thirty minutes with a 150 kW DC fast charger. Audi also includes an onboard converter to provide 22kW AC charging, if the infrastructure permits, making the 11kW AC charger the fastest AC charger among all competitors.
Audi e-tron Sportback Review
The sportier version of the standard all-electric e-tron SUV is the 2022 Audi Audi e-tron Sportback. Although its sloping rear roofline adds flair, it comes at the expense of some luggage volume and back headroom. Additionally, you lose some range. Compared to the normal e-estimated tron’s range of 222 miles, the Audi e-tron Sportback has a driving range of 218 miles, according to the EPA.
Although the difference is negligible, you still have a limited range for a premium SUV because many of your competitors may claim a range of 300 miles or more. An intriguing option for an electric SUV is the Audi Audi e-tron Sportback. It has an interior that is quiet and well-built, is incredibly comfortable, and is loaded with standard luxury, technology, and safety equipment.
Its entertainment system isn’t the simplest to operate, and its limited driving range may make it less suitable for extended excursions.
- a comfortable ride and seating
- numerous common safety and luxuries features
- properly functioning driver assistance systems
- Utilizing a touchscreen interface might be annoying.
- Comparatively speaking, the EPA-estimated range is only acceptable.
- less useful and more expensive than the conventional e-tron
Audi has done well by offering the e-tron in three different configurations. Although the entry-level e-tron 50 has a smaller battery, less power, and a shorter range, its appealing pricing will entice purchasers who seek the car’s green credentials and intend to drive it exclusively in cities. The Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro out the lineup by enhancing style slightly for those looking to make a statement at the expense of some utility. The best thing is that it costs just Rs 2 lakh more than the standard 55 quattro, or Rs 1.18 crore (ex-showroom, India), making it largely a cosmetic rather than a financial choice.
So yeah, if you liked the e-tron but thought the basic model was a little too bland, you won’t regret choosing the Audi e-tron Sportback.