The run-up to thewas long and of , but now that the car has been shown off to the world, it's looking like it was worth the wait. The E-Tron is packed with cool technology, and chief among that is its electric-motor-and-differential setup.
We found an interesting -- and soothing -- video from GommeBlog.it that shows the E-Tron's electric motor unit being made in an Audi facility in Hungary, and we felt compelled to share it with you. One of the coolest things about the unit is how compact it is and how the company was able to use a hollow shaft running through the motor to eliminate the need for a separate differential.
Just in case you hadn't heard, the E-Tron is launching next year in the US with a list price of around $75,000 and a 95-kilowatt-hourthat, while Audi hasn't given us an official range estimate, should deliver between 250 and 300 miles all-in. It'll do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 124 miles per hour.
We haven't gotten a chance to drive it yet, but if the whole vehicle is as clever as this motor seems to be, then there's a lot to look forward to.