The “S” trim brings power, styling, and more frills.
The combined output will be of 429 horsepower and 596 lb.-ft. of torque.
Unclear yet if the e-tron S vehicles are North America-bound.
“S” trimmed Audi vehicles are always tops, and just ahead of the bonkers Audi RS cars and SUVs. This description holds true with Audi’s e-tron family of electric vehicles, namely the e-tron SUV and the e-tron Sportback. What’s striking about these vehicles is that they look like typical petrol-powered Audi “S” vehicles but they most certainly are not.
The “S” e-tron vehicles will be powered by three electric motors, one upfront and two on the rear axle. Combined, the system output is rated at 429 horsepower and 596 lb.-ft. of torque. But that’s just half the story as the boost mode punches output to 496 horsepower and a towering 718 lb.-ft. of torque in eight-second doses. Audi rates both S models at 4.5 seconds in the 0-100km/h sprint from a standstill, or 4.4 seconds for the 0-60pmh run.
A 95.3 kWh battery feeds the motors and the WLTP rated ranges are of 223 miles for the e-tron and 226 miles for the sleek Sportback. Speaking of sleek, the “S” vehicles are about two inches (46mm) wider to cover 21-inch or 22-inch wheels, and the front and rear bumpers are unique to the models. Audi’s done extensive work on the e-tron S And e-tron Sportback S’ aerodynamics to improve airflow and keep drag coefficients low (e-tron S Sportback at 0.26, the e-tron S is at 0.28). Another aspect is the virtual exterior mirrors which feed images on high-contrast OLED displays located between the door and instrument panel.
The Audi e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S should be quite pleasing to drive as they will be delivered with standard adaptive air suspension with controlled damping, and bog brakes. Audi has also demonstrated that they will drift…
At the moment, there’s no concrete information pertaining to whether or not the Audi e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S will come to North America. We think there’s a good chance they will.