Audi e-tron quattro

Audi unveils a stunning look at the future at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Anyone who had any doubt about the future of the car, need worry no more, as Audi unveils another stunning vision of tomorrow that shows the future of mobility is in very good hands.

24 October, 2015

One of the stars of Audi’s exciting display at this year’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the Audi e-tron quattro concept is the company’s vision of a large fully electric car, and has been designed to deliver the best performance and driving dynamics while still providing four adult occupants luxury cabin accommodation.
The Audi e-tron quattro concept destroys even more myths and preconceived notions of electric mobility, demonstrating that performance, range and driving dynamics need not suffer at the hands of efficiency or electric propulsion.
A large vehicle, the e-tron quattro sits somewhere between the Audi Q5 and Q7 in terms of size, 4.88 metres long to be exact, but just 1.54 metres high. And while its sporty styling is aesthetically pleasing, a tremendous amount of work has gone into the styling for practical reasons. Indeed, the SUV concept delivers a cd value of 0.25 for aerodynamics which is a new world record for the SUV segment, and relies on a combination of movable aerodynamic elements on the front, sides and rear of the car and a completely closed underbody aiding in the airflow around the vehicle and significantly reducing drag.
This is turn aids in the performance and ultimately the range of the vehicle, the Audi e-tron quattro concept boasting a staggering 500km range from its large lithium-ion battery which provides power for the three electric motors. The battery’s positioning between the axles not only provides for a lower centre of gravity but improves the vehicle’s overall balance and subsequently driving dynamics and handling.
The three electric motors are positioned one on the front axle and two on the rear axle, delivering extraordinary performance developed through extensive work on the Audi R8 e-tron and of course quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 
This translates to 320kW of power which increases to as much as 370kW under extreme acceleration and a massive 800Nm of torque. The run from 0 to 100km/h takes just 4.6 seconds putting it in serious performance company, yet it remains a vehicle that boasts equal parts practicality, performance and drivability.
The interior too is a clear indication of the future direction of cabin styling and appointment, with large displays using OLED (organic LED) technology and exterior mirrors replaced by cameras and screens in the doors.
The future has arrived, and if the Audi e-tron quattro concept is any indication, it has a very pronounced performance bent.