Audi e-tron extends its range in Europe
The Audi e-tron SUV series only hit production last year, but its first mid-generational refresh is already coming up with just one major change: longer battery life.
The e-tron has learned to minimize the residual braking momentum and disable the front-axle motor when going in a straight line. This has led to the useful battery capacity rising to 86.5 kilowatt-hours and the maximum range extending by 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) to 436 km (271 miles) WLTP.
Audi has also reworked the cooling system and reprogrammed the regenerative brake logic for greater efficiency.
Those buying the new Audi e-tron may opt for the traditional S Line package, which includes sports-spec suspension, 20-inch wheels, and a fairly modest-looking aero kit.
Pre-orders are already being processed in Europe, with the new 55 quattro priced from €80,900.
Editor Andrew Raspopov