Audi e tron 55 Quattro: New Generation Electric Car of Audi
Audi e tron 55 Quattro Review
We usually know the power of the electric car, the acceleration times and the range, but have we ever wondered how much a battery-powered car really consumes? Audi e-tron 55 Quattro pris, a large and luxury battery-powered SUV that wants to please all lovers of the electric genre, but also to the many Sports Utility fans.
The 408 HP of power provided by the two engines, one per axle, and the 664 Nm of torque make it immediately clear that we are dealing with an electric all-wheel drive super SUV that sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds despite a weight of almost 2.5 tons.
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Audi e-Tron test
In the 360 km test, the e-Tron consumed an average of 19 kWh / 100 km (5.26 km / kWh), at the moment the worst result among the electric vehicles tested. With this consumption, the autonomy of the Audi e-Tron reaches 500 km thanks to the 95 kWh battery.
The curious thing is that the travel expense of the Audi e-Tron is practically the same as that of the Renault Twingo LPG, always considering charging at home, while the figure doubles as a full tank to the public and the fast ones of Enel X.
Audi e Tron 55 Quattro efficiency
Returning to efficiency, however, we see that the e-tron ranks at the bottom of the category in the Rome-Forlì consumption ranking, very little detached from the Jaguar I-Pace which consumed on average 18.8 kWh / 100 km (5.32 km / kWh).
An electric with even higher performance, but not included in the SUV segment, such as the Tesla Model S 100D, consumed less: 16.4 kWh / 100 km (6.10 km / kWh). A case of excellent efficiency is that of Hyundai Kona Electric, a compact front-wheel-drive SUV that has limited consumption at an altitude of 12.0 kWh / 100 km (8.33 km / kWh).
A mention also of the charging times which in the worst case, at the classic 2.3 kW and 10A Schuko socket, start from just over 40 hours for a full tank. More acceptable, but always high, is the duration of a charge from a public column (with 11 kW of the on-board charger of the e-Tron), which drops to almost 8 hours.
During the test, charging from fast 50 kW direct current columns where it takes less than 2 hours and even the powerful 350 kW Ionity units where 50 minutes are enough for a full tank, thanks to the e-Tron’s ability to receive up to at 150 kW.
The e-Tron of the test is in Business set-up with 19-inch wheels and a long series of options that start from the innovative Audi Virtual package including virtual mirrors with cameras and LED matrix headlights, to switch to the four-zone air conditioner, the audio system Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System and get to the front seats with massage.
Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro price
The Audi E-Tron Premium Plus model price starts at $74,800. Range-topping Prestige is about $81,800. Those prices don’t include a $7,500 federal income tax credit. But the result is one of the most comfortable SUVs to travel on, silent and soft thanks to the air suspension that makes it fly on the road, with all the imaginable driving aids and space in the large trunk to the point of “swallowing” all the luggage you want.
The behavior on the road is also interesting, agile and quick despite the mass in play, with optimal weight distribution on the axles and no surprise even in the curves faced at speed. A special feature is the on-board computer which calculates the residual autonomy in a very “conservative” way, displaying data that is always less than reality.
Audi e Tron Quattro 55 performance
Large battery: good battery life
We now come to the consumption of the Audi e-Tron in all other driving situations. For once the result obtained during the entire test of over a thousand kilometers: 23.1 kWh / 100 km (4.3 km / kWh) which equates to the autonomy of 408 km. The result is the result of a mix of different routes, with the test in the urban center marking an average of 32 kWh / 100 km (3.1 km / kWh) and autonomy of almost 295 km.
In mixed urban/suburban use, the large Ingolstadt power plant totals an average of 24 kWh / 100 km (4.1 km / kWh) which translates into a journey of around 390 km, while consumption on the highway reaches 30 kWh / 100 km (3.3 km / kWh) for 316 km of autonomy.
The inevitable “extreme” tests record a minimum consumption in the economy run of 16.2 kWh / 100 km (6.1 km / kWh) for a maximum distance of 579 km and an average of 88 kWh / 100 km (1.1 km / kWh) when driving uphill for maximum consumption, for the autonomy of 104 km.