Audi e-tron Quattro Concept (click to enlarge)

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept (click to enlarge)

Audi has unveiled its all-new electric SUV concept the e-tron Quattro Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA .

The actual production version of this model can't come soon enough, and is expected to hit the market in 2018 with range of more than 500 kilometers (311 miles).

A Tesla-style battery pack holds 95 kWh under the floor.

As we learned earlier, an AWD drivetrain setup can be found in the e-tron Quattro similar to R8 e-tron - 2 motors for the rear wheels and a single motor for the front axle. Total peak power is 370 kW.

Top speed is limited to just 210 km/h (130.5 mph), although acceleration is great with 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds.

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept

To achieve a claimed record drag coefficient in the SUV segment of 0.25 cd, Audi got rid of the side mirrors, added retractable handles and at 80 km/h (49.7 mi) launches the magic:

"...electrically actuated aerodynamic elements on the engine hood, the flanks and at the rear end direct the flow of air as needed to improve the flow through and around the vehicle. This is one example of the intensive development work in the wind tunnel. Wind noise is low on board the car, and there are no engine noises in an electric car in any case. The fascination of electric driving unfolds in near total silence."

Audi e-tron Quattro Hits The Stage In Germany!

Audi e-tron Quattro Hits The Stage In Germany!

Audi Gets Serious About All-Electric Vehicles In Germany!

Audi Gets Serious About All-Electric Vehicles In Germany!

Cool thing is that 150 kW DC charging is onboard using the combo standard in less than an hour.

Audi Wireless Charging technology for contactless induction charging to also be available.

Only 4 seats? We are not sure yet - but it seems that way.

"The package of the Audi e‑tron quattro concept enables a spacious, comfortable interior for four persons"

Specs:

  • more than 500 kilometers (310.7 miles)
  • AWD 370 kW peak (2 motors for the rear wheels and single motor for the front axle)
  • over 800 Nm (590 lb-ft)
  • Top speed 210 km/h (130.5 mph)
  • acceleration 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
  • drag coefficient 0.25 cd
  • 615 liters (21.7 cu ft) of luggage
  • AC, DC combo charging (up to 150 kW in 50 minutes) and wireless charging

Audi e-tron quattro concept Interior

Audi e-tron quattro concept Interior

Video (below): Audi video on the e-tron Quattro - studio videography first, then on-road footage

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development, beside the concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development, beside the concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Audi e-tron quattro concept - Electric drivetrain with up to 370 kW

Audi e-tron quattro concept - Electric drivetrain with up to 370 kW

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept - New aerodynamic concept with moveable aerodynamic parts

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept - New aerodynamic concept with moveable aerodynamic parts

Full Audi Press Blast:

Audi e-tron quattro concept

Audi e-tron quattro concept

"Audi e-tron quattro concept: Electric driving pleasure with no compromises

  • A foretaste of the production version: The electric-powered Audi e-tron quattro concept
  • Range of more than 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) for full everyday usability
  • New concept combines aerodynamics and creative design solutions

Flow-enhanced design with a drag coefficient of 0.25; a powerful, all-electric e-tron quattro drive with up to 370 kW – Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt. The car is the company’s statement about the future of electric mobility: It is sporty, efficient and suitable for everyday use.

Audi e-tron quattro concept Design Sketch

Audi e-tron quattro concept Design Sketch

Audi e-tron quattro concept

Audi e-tron quattro concept

The concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

The concept car Audi e-tron quattro at the Volkswagen Group Night (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Some more videos on the Audi e-tron Quatto: