The first fully electrically powered series production model from the Audi, has finally arrived in Qatar for an exclusive preview. This full-size SUV is powerful, efficient, sporty and practical for everyday driving and will be available in 2020.
With an impressive and dynamic SUV exterior design, the all-new Audi e-tron has an electrifying appearance, whether standing still or on the move. Its expressive sill area, the electric tailboard and the light grey Single frame are indicators of the high-voltage technology that makes for a special driving experience. The electric SUV is powered by two powerful electric motors that are locally CO2-neutral and virtually silent. A new generation of the quattro drive, the electric all-wheel drive, ensures excellent traction and dynamics. It ensures the continuous and variable regulation of the ideal distribution of drive torques between the two axles – within a fraction of a second.
A key factor for the sporty character and outstanding transverse dynamics is the low and central position at which the battery system is installed. It gives the vehicle a range that is suitable for driving long distances. During far more than 90 percent of all decelerations, the Audi e-tron recovers energy solely via its electric motors. The electric SUV taps its maximum recuperation potential in combination with the integrated electrohydraulic brake control system. Audi is the world’s first carmaker to use such a system in an electrically powered series production vehicle. The cleverly designed aerodynamics also contribute significantly to its efficiency. One highlight of this concept are the optional virtual exterior mirrors – a worldwide first in a series production model. Not only do they reduce aerodynamic drag, they also take digitalization in the vehicle to a whole new level.
The Audi e-tron offers the spaciousness and comfort of one of the brand’s typical full-size SUV models. Paired with high-quality materials and fine workmanship, it makes electric mobility a premium experience. This is also ensured by the comprehensive and reliable range of charging options with intelligent solutions for at home and on the go.
Mr Ahmad Shariefi, Director of operations at Q-Auto, said "We are very excited here to have the first all-electric Audi in Qatar, and we are looking forward to showing the car to our customers during the month of June and July".
The Audi e-tron rolls off the assembly line at the CO2-neutral plant in Brussels. Initial deliveries to Qatari customers are planned for 2020.