Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept Shown In Newly Released Sketch

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An official sketch of the exterior of the Audi e-Tron Quattro concept SUV has been released by the German automaker, showcasing a rough idea of what the 500 kilometer-range (~311 mile) electric SUV may end up looking like.

With the official unveiling of the long-range electric SUV now set for the upcoming International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfurt, we won’t have to wait long to see what the concept actually looks like.

Audi Quattro

What we do know so far, beyond the fact that the EV will possess a considerable single-charge-range, (amongst other things) is that it’s based on the second-generation modular longitudinal platform (MLB) — which has a lot of open room for the as-yet-unrevealed (in detail) drive system and battery pack, which will reportedly be assembled by Audi itself.

What we know so far on that count is that there will be 3 electric motors powering the concept SUV — two on the rear axle, and one on the front. The battery pack, meanwhile, will be located under the passenger compartment, between the axles.

The new Audi e-Tron Quattro concept builds on the earlier the Audi “Aerosthetics” concept — with regard to the use of “creative design solutions” to reduce drag and improve air flow around the vehicle. The new concept apparently sets a new record in the SUV segment in this regard, with a cd value of 0.25, according to Audi.

Audi Quattro

I guess we’ll have to wait until the middle of September to see better pictures.

Image Credit: Audi


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13 thoughts on “Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept Shown In Newly Released Sketch

  • What’s up with the chop-top high-waistline/short-windows styling trend? What is wrong with better visibility?

    • I think, like with much architecture, designers desire to create something new and beautiful has already been done. Beautiful is so passé.

  • Haha…. what the hell is an “Official Sketch”???

    Paper concept sketches… then CAD drawings… then Clay models… then prototypes… then… and ONLY THEN… can it be “official”.
    Until then, it’s nothing more than vapor.

    Where’s that Audi R8 E-Tron that made it all the way to test prototype and even got a cameo in an Iron Man movie?

  • Someone needs to build an range extended EV family van. Something like the eNV200 but higher top speed, less electric range and really cheap.

    • “less electric range” ???

      • =cheaper car.
        Don’t need more than 30km a day for almost all of the year.
        Options would even be better….removable Range Extender a dream.

        • A removable range extender is very doable and to be able to rent one on the odd occassion would convert me to EV.

  • I have come to prefer the Japanese approach to next-gen tech. Not a peep until it is ready to put in the dealers’ lots. This “it’ll be soooo cool if we make it” stuff is getting annoying.

    • Like the way that Bulgarian company, Toyota, talked up their FCEV?

  • A Donked-out electric Dodge Magnum? Joy.

  • No question, Audi make the best vapourware in the business.

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  • “the fact that the EV will possess”? Can we get just a little bit of skepticism here, breathless “journalists”? Especially after this site’s pan of the e-tron A3, Audi posts should be prefaced with a significant disclaimer.

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