2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback: A bit sleeker and a tad more range
2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback: A bit sleeker and a tad more range
3:12

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback: A bit sleeker and a tad more range

Cars
[MUSIC] Meet the 2020 Audi each Ron Sportback Now I know what you're thinking. Now these engineers talk to a familiar formula they took the each run FQV we already know slept the Cooper five roof on in wham bam time for beer. But they're actually some changes underneath the sheet metal that surprised even me. But first, let's start with the familiar. Like the Standard [UNKNOWN], this uses a sort of a version of Audi's electric [UNKNOWN] system with a 184 horsepower electric motor in the front axle and a 224 horsepower motor at the rear Together, they combine for around 355 horse power or for a short eight-second burst up to 402 horse power for boost. Zero to 60 happens in around 5.5 seconds and thanks to a 150 kilowatt fast charger, you can go from 0 to 80% battery charge in around 30 minutes. Now, Audi's engineers didn't just slap another roof on this vehicle and call it a day. They've also made some changes to the electric power train. Starting with the battery pack, they've actually unlocked more usable capacity for this one around 91% versus the about 80 and change for the more conventional profile. That means you're looking at around 86 Point four kilowatt hours of actual net usable battery and you can think Audi's continuing tweaking of the system and improve thermal management for that less conservative estimate. In addition, the front axle can now be completely decoupled when it's not in use and the hydraulic brakes have been tweaked. So they also have less drag on the system. That's before you even get to the sport back roof, which is more aerodynamic, saving you a couple of miles of range. Overall you're looking at a much more efficient package on the road at highway speeds. Now, Audi's estimating around 440 some odd kilometers on the WLTP standard in Europe Here in the States, a little bit of back of the envelope math, I'm reckoning you're gonna see around 220 miles of range, when this thing hits the EPA. Now, that's a little bit more than the 204 from the standard. But hey, when you're talking about EVs, every mile counts. Now also in the European Union, they're gonna get a new version of Audi's digital matrix LED headlights. And these ones are gonna use a 1.3 million pixel LED output to project all sorts of high resolution information on the road ahead. Things like the width of the vehicle to help you position yourself in the lane. It can highlight pedestrians that step in the road. Heck, it can even play really cool animations on your garage wall. But none of this technology is gonna be coming to the United States. Unfortunately, you're going to have to send your angry letters to Nizza for that one. Now this more efficient, sexier, sleeker version of Audi's e-tron is going to start taking preorders at the end of November 2019. In Europe you can expect them to start hitting the road at around March of 2020. And the United States we'll start seeing them around the end of the summer of the same year. Now pricing isn't available just yet, but you can expect around a $2500 price premium over the eastern that we already know which starts at around 76,000 bucks

Up Next

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Is a Relentless-but-Friendly Beast on the Track
amg-cms-thumb

Up Next

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Is a Relentless-but-Friendly Beast on the Track

Cadillac PersonalSpace Concept: First Look
personal-space-cms

Cadillac PersonalSpace Concept: First Look

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept: First Look
innerspace-yt

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept: First Look

This Is Cadillac's Self-Driving Lounge, the SocialSpace
social-space-cms

This Is Cadillac's Self-Driving Lounge, the SocialSpace

2022 Kia Carnival is the Fastest Van on the Track Yet
kia-carnival-performance-review-psd-thumb-recovered

2022 Kia Carnival is the Fastest Van on the Track Yet

2022 BMW M3 Competition: Performance Review -- the Sedan Track God
bmw-performance-review-psd-thumb-copy

2022 BMW M3 Competition: Performance Review -- the Sedan Track God

Ride Along in Waymo's Autonomous Electric Taxi
waymo-sanfranisco-hub-feat-holdingstill-cms

Ride Along in Waymo's Autonomous Electric Taxi

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a mud-slinging overlanding master
ford-bronco-everglades-cms

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a mud-slinging overlanding master

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a plug-in hybrid with NFT service records
alfa-romeo-tonale-cms

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a plug-in hybrid with NFT service records

Porsche 356 Speedster: Driving the GOAT in paradise
356-cms-thumb

Porsche 356 Speedster: Driving the GOAT in paradise

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways
240223-site-oneplus-watch-2-v2

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable
samsung-galaxy-ring-00-01-28-12-still002.png

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

Apple Vision Pro vs. Meta Quest 3: Breaking Down the Hype
240221-site-vision-pro-versus-meta-quest-3-v1

Apple Vision Pro vs. Meta Quest 3: Breaking Down the Hype

Apple Sports Is the Next Step in Apple's Big Sports Plans
240222-site-one-more-thing-apple-sports-v2

Apple Sports Is the Next Step in Apple's Big Sports Plans

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro
adobe-lightroom-00-02-58-03-still006-1

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone
p1022441-mp4-15-35-32-23-still001

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up
vlcsnap-2024-01-29-14h38m03s627.png

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro
240202-site-spatial-computing-on-meta-quest-3

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4
howto-createyourowngpt-clean

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6
231120-site-tips-tricks-and-hidden-features-v2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6