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Press Release M.Y. 2021:


  • Attractive new features for electric SUV models in 2021 model year
  • Second on-board charger for fast AC charging at home and on the road
  • New e­-tron charging system connect with intelligent functions
  • Even more convenience with the assist system adaptive cruise assist

Faster charging, more convenience behind the wheel – Audi is systematically enhancing its e-tron models. The all-electric SUV and e-tron Sportback* SUV coupe are receiving a number of new equipment features.


AC charging: double the capacity

Fast charging with direct current (DC) has always been a major strength of the e-tron models. Now Audi is also enabling faster charging with alternating current (AC). Effective immediately, e-tron 552 and e-tron Sportback 553 customers can order a second on-board charger that doubles the power from 11 kW to as much as 22 kW at appropriate charging terminals. This option will follow for the e-tron 504 and e-tron S models in mid-2021. The standard mode 3 cable, with which all e-tron models can charge at public terminals, has already been converted to a charging capacity of 22 kW.

Intelligently connected: the e-tron charging system connect

The new charging system connect, which Audi offers for home garages, is also designed for a charging capacity of up to 22 kW. It is designed for use at household outlets and can thus also be used when away from home. Using a suitable domestic installation, the e-tron 552 models can be fully charged in just under five hours. The charging system connect comprises an operating unit with a 5-inch touch display and a wall mount. Its Wi-Fi internet connection enables both control via the myAudi app and function updates. Audi recommends a three-phase, 400-volt outlet for optimal use of the charging system connect. If desired, an electrician referred by the local Audi dealer will check the power supply and install the suitable technology as needed.

In conjunction with a compatible home energy management system from SMA Solar Technology or the Hager Group, the e-tron charging system connect offers additional, intelligent functions. For example, the Audi e-tron can take account of the needs of other consumers in the household and charge with the remaining power available in order to avoid overloading the home electrical system. The charging system also allows customers to define individual priorities, such as charging when electricity is less expensive under a variable electricity rate. If the home is equipped with a photovoltaic system, the car can be charged preferentially using the electricity generated by the system. Charging planning then considers forecast periods of sunshine. Additional features of the e-tron charging system connect include PIN protection against unauthorized use and the recording of charging energy.

New steering wheel: even more convenience with adaptive cruise assist

The updated steering wheels make driving even more convenient. The driver only has to lightly touch the touch-sensitive rim once per minute with his or her hand to ensure that the lateral guidance of the adaptive cruise assist remains active. The driver remains fully responsible for steering the vehicle, however. The high-end system, which uses data from the central driver assistance controller (zFAS), can keep the Audi e-tron centered in the lane. It also manages longitudinal guidance across the entire speed range. It supports the driver with accelerating, braking, maintaining speed, keeping distance and in traffic jam situations.

New size for the S models: 22-inch wheels

The Audi e-tron S5 and the Audi e-tron S Sportback6 come standard with 20-inch wheels, with 21-inch wheels available as an option. Audi Sport GmbH has now upped the ante – with 10.5Jx22 wheels and 285/35 series tires. The titanium gray wheels have a five-spoke structure and a gloss turned finish.

These new features for the e-tron models can be ordered immediately. Customers will begin receiving the improved vehicles toward the end of the year. 





e-tron S









Press release e-tron S:


  • A world first in mass production: Drive with three electric motors mobilizes up to 370 kW of power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque
  • New quattro generation with electric torque vectoring
  • Outstanding aerodynamics thanks to intelligent technology

Audi is showing consistency and continuing with its electric offensive – with the new Audi e-tron S2 and the new Audi e-tron S Sportback3. Both of the S models with fully electric drive use three electric motors, two of which operate on the rear axle. Their intelligent drive control raises vehicle safety, and dynamic handling in particular, to a new level. In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, the vehicles are equipped with electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle.


Handling 2.0: the driving experience

The new Audi e-tron S and the new Audi e-tron S Sportback deliver dynamics in a new dimension. In S gear, they provide their full boost performance for eight seconds – 370 kW of power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque4. The standard sprint takes just 4.5 seconds and acceleration ends at 210 km/h (130.5 mph).

The new S models have two electric motors on the rear axle and one on the front axle, making them the first mass-produced electric cars in the world to have three electric motors. Their drive layout is based on the modular construction principle: An adapted design of the more powerful electric motor that powers rear axle in the Audi e-tron 555 is now installed on the front axle. 

The front electric motor from the e-tron 55 operates together with a structurally identical counterpart and individual modifications in the rear. The high-voltage battery has a gross energy capacity of 95 kWh, of which 91 percent (86 kWh) is usable. With one battery charge, the Audi e-tron S and the Audi e-tron S Sportback achieve ranges of up to 364 km (226.2 mi) and 370 km (229.9 mi) respectively in the WLTP cycle.

quattro reloaded: electric torque vectoring

In order to improve efficiency, only the rear electric motors are engaged as long as the Audi e-tron S2 and the e-tron S Sportback3 are operating in normal driving mode. The front electric motor flashes into action when the driver demands more performance, or predictively before traction subsides.

Electric all-wheel drive is now enhanced with electric torque vectoring: Each of the rear electric motors sends the drive torques directly to the respective wheel via a single-speed transmission; there is no more mechanical differential. Need-based regulation takes just milliseconds and can manage very high drive torques.

Drivers experience the excellent agility and traction of the electric S models in particular when challenging them on curvy roads. Their character has a stronger emphasis on the rear end and is even sportier than that of the technical basis. If the ESC stabilization control is set to “sport” and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system is set to maximum performance in “dynamic” mode, the drive layout facilitates a high level of transverse dynamics and, upon request, controlled drifts as well. When approaching the physical limit, the unloaded front wheel on the inside of the curve is decelerated slightly via the wheel brake to prevent slip and further refine handling. The sharp dynamism, high level of precision, and uncompromising safety are based on the close networking between all control units that manage the drive and suspension systems.

Networking: the suspension of the electric S models

The large high-voltage battery ensures a balanced distribution of the axle loads and is installed in a low position comparable to that of the three electric motors. This lowers the car’s center of gravity, which offers great advantages in terms of handling. The progressive steering, whose ratio becomes increasingly direct as the steering movement increases, emphasizes the sporty character. The suspension has S-specific tuning. The Audi drive select system offers seven driving profiles. For example, it accesses the adaptive air suspension sport – the air suspension with regulated damping can vary the level of the body by up to 76 millimeters (3.0 in) depending on the driving situation and settings.

The electric S models are equipped with 20-inch wheels as standard and come with tires that are already 285 millimeters (11.2 in) wide. 21-inch wheels are available upon request and even sportier 22-inch wheels will follow at a later time. Fixed calipers with six pistons each are installed in the front above the large brake disks; fist calipers are installed in the rear. The brake calipers are painted black as standard and feature the S logo. Upon request, they can be painted in a bright orange and decorated with the e-tron logo.

The brake is actuated and regulated via a compact module that controls the pressure build-up electronically (by wire), reinforces it electrically, and actuates the brakes hydraulically. An electric spindle drive actuates the displacing piston in a flash: The brake pads are in full-pressure contact with the disks after just 150 milliseconds. Depending on the driving situation, the brake control system decides individually for each axle whether the car will decelerate with the electric motors, the wheel brakes, or a combination of both systems.

Innovative solutions: aerodynamics.

Thanks to the optional virtual exterior mirrors (cameras that send their pictures to high-contrast displays in the interior) in particular, the Audi e-tron S models achieve very good drag coefficients. Flow-optimized wheel arch extensions also make a considerable contribution to resolving the conflict of objectives between outstanding aerodynamics and a sporty look. The innovative technology was developed by Audi and is now patented. The brand with the four rings is introducing it to large-scale vehicle construction for the first time. This allows the Audi e-tron S Sportback to achieve a drag coefficient of just 0.26, despite the widening of its wheel arches; in the Audi e-tron S, the drag coefficient is 0.28.

A second major element in the aerodynamics concept is the controllable cooling-air inlet with ducts to cool the front wheel brakes. It remains closed as often as possible so that the airstream flows over the hood with almost no turbulence. As part of efficient thermal management, each e-tron is equipped with a heat pump as standard. It draws heat energy from the waste heat of the drive components, thereby increasing the range by up to ten percent.

The sophisticated recuperation concept also contributes to the vehicle’s efficiency. Drivers can select between three recuperation levels, the highest of which allows them to experience a noticeable one-pedal feeling. When braking, the electric motors decelerate alone up to the area of 0.3 g, i.e. in most everyday situations. The hydraulic wheel brakes only come into play beyond that level. However, the electric motors remain active and can convert up to 270 kW of peak performance when braking from a speed of 100 km/h (62.1 mph).

Five centimeters (2.0 in) more width: the exterior design

The Audi e-tron S2 and the Audi e-tron S Sportback3 reveal their electric power at first glance. Their front and rear bumpers have strong contours, and the air curtains are particularly large and expressive. The diffuser insert at the rear end extends almost across the entire vehicle width. The fact that the wheel arches on both sides are 23 millimeters (0.9 in) wider makes the cars appear very powerful. Silver attachments at the front and rear end add highlights. This, as well as the aluminum exterior mirror housings are exclusive features of the S models Large parts of the body’s lower section can be painted in a contrasting color upon request.

Both cars can be equipped with Matrix LED headlights as an option – another world first in mass production that Audi introduced with the e-tron Sportback in the fall of 2019. Each light is divided into 1.3 million pixels and can be controlled with great precision, which opens up many new functions. In narrow areas, for example, it shows the car’s position in the lane and thus helps the driver to remain safely in the center.

Progressive: interior and equipment

The interiors of the Audi e-tron S2 and Audi e-tron S Sportback3 are designed in dark colors. Electrically adjustable sport seats come as standard. Their leather/Alcantara upholstery as well as the gear selector lever feature S embossing with a rhombus. The decorative trims are made of brushed aluminum and are available in two versions. They are also available in carbon upon request. The contour/ambient lighting package adds progressive highlights in the dark.

Fully digital: controls, infotainment, and assist systems

Like all full-size class models from Audi, the Audi e-tron S2 and the Audi e-tron S Sportback3 are equipped with the digital MMI touch response control system with the two large central displays. On the third display, the Audi virtual cockpit, the driver can select a special e-tron screen that moves the electric drive to center stage. An optional head-up display complements the displays. The MMI navigation plus control and infotainment system is included as standard. Behind its many functions is the third generation modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3), which completes all tasks with a high processing power. It cooperates with the communication box, which connects the car with the environment and the passengers’ smartphones.

Audi connect’s online services complement the navigation system, especially the expanded e-tron route planner. It calculates the fastest route including optimum charging stops, taking into account traffic data, the driver’s driving profile, and the duration of the charging stops. In some cases, this strategy may result in the system suggesting an alternative route. The directory of charging points, which includes appropriate additional information, is updated online every day. Upon request, charging stations where the driver can pay using the e-tron Charging Service can be preferred when planning the route.

In the fall: market launch in Europe

The two electrically powered S models will be launched on the European markets in fall 2020. In Germany, the base price for the Audi e-tron S2 starts at EUR 91,435.29; for the e-tron S Sportback3, it starts at EUR 93,628.58.



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Adesso, pixhell scrive:

E piuttosto bella, gli interni sono notevoli, nel complesso la trovo molto meglio di Mercedes..... ne venderano

Non ho capito quanto pesa



Sono abbastanza sicuro che sia meglio studiata rispetto alla Benz ma sarebbe bello avere una scheda tecnica esaustiva

2015: "Del marchio Alfa non c'era niente da cambiare, dovevamo cambiare noi"

2022: "Una vera e propria 🤡Metamorfosi🤡 per il marchio, che  🤡evolve🤡 radicalmente e si proietta nella 🤡nuova era🤡 della connettività e dell’elettrificazione"

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8 minuti fa, pixhell scrive:

E piuttosto bella, gli interni sono notevoli, nel complesso la trovo molto meglio di Mercedes..... 

Questa è posizionata più in alto della EQC però.

Mi da però l’impressione che come progetto sia qualcosa di più “completo” rispetto a quanto fatto dalla Benz.

8 minuti fa, pixhell scrive:

Non ho capito quanto pesa. 


7 minuti fa, gpat scrive:





Perchè al momento non è stato dichiarato! ?

E la cosa non è un buon segnale... cioè se fosse leggera, per la categoria, sarebbe una delle prime cose che metto nella cartella stampa.

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45 minuti fa, kire_06 scrive:

Batteria da 95 kWh e 400 km di autonomia. 24 kWh/100, ciuccia parecchio sta e-tron.

Effetto dei poco efficienti motori AC ad induzione, ma sulle potenze alte ancora non si sono viste soluzioni alternative (sulle medio-basse si, vedi i super risultati Ioniq EV, ma anche i nuovi motori di Model3). Per inciso il risultato è identico a quello di Model X che ha gli stessi poco efficienti motori (e stessa autonomia su per giù):



Ma sull'efficienza dei motori/sistemi il futuro è roseo, e di grosso impatto: già ora coesistono EV comparabili con differenze del 20-30% nei consumi. Questo significa che in qualsiasi vicino momento ti potresti ritrovare un MY col 30% in meno di batteria (quindi costo e peso) che abbia le stesse prestazioni e autonomia del MY precedente. I miglioramenti delle batterie (costi e densità) si stanno dimostrando più veloci del previsto, ma quelli sui motori saranno ancora più rapidi, eclatanti e facili da implementare. 


Giusto per fare un esempio: se i 90 MPGe di questa e Model X passasse ai 136 MPGe di Ioniq EV, cosa non impossibile a breve termine, per avere stesse prestazioni ed autonomia basterebbe una batteria di 63 kWh invece che 95 kWh. E ci sarebbe da togliere ancora qualche kWh per effetto della drammatica riduzione di peso. Capite le potenzialità nell'immediato, solo dai motori/efficienza globale?


Bisogna ricordarsi che siamo in un periodo di interessantissimo passaggio tecnologico dove le cose cambiano con grande rapidità, la situazione non è comparabile ad un campo maturo come per gli ICE.


Comunque complimenti ad Audi, questo prodotto è serissimo, completo, dettagliato e avanzato, anni luce avanti all'arraffazzonato e insufficiente (tecnologicamente) camioncino MB, fatto solo (e di corsa) per non far figuraccia rispetto ad Audi. Qui non manca nulla, peccato l'estetica noiosa tipica Audi, ma questo per molti è una dote. E dubito che ci siano motivi per preferire una Model X, almeno qui in EU dove la rete dei Supercharger non è quella americana....


L'articolo del Teslofilo Electrek: 



Paragone autonomia con Tesla Model X da 100 e 90 kWh, i valori EPA sono comparabili ai valori WLTP, siamo lì:


PS: aggiunta la Hyundai Ioniq EV per dare idea su dove si può arrivare....

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