Audi was fashionably late to the electric SUV party, but the E-Tron has arrived and it’s safe to say it was well worth the wait. More and more dealers across Europe have the zero-emissions SUV on the showroom floor, including Auto Bach GmbH from Germany where this midrange model was filmed by Audiview / YouTube.
While the E-Tron kicks off at €81,900 for the entry-level variant, we’re looking at the “advanced” trim level priced from €83,350 in Deutschland. This particular car has a much higher sticker price (€109,454) because it has a ton of optional features, including the swanky side cameras and an S Line interior pack. It sits on 21-inch wheels and boasts a fancy Bang & Olufsen sound system, among plenty of other upgrades.
It certainly looks the part in this specification with an elegant black exterior complemented by a leather and Alcantara dark cabin where the S Line logos denote this isn’t a base model. The E-Tron was in good company, sharing the showroom floor with a few other high-end Audi models, including an A5 Sportback facelift and an A6 Avant. Right next to the electric SUV was an SQ8, but the E-Tron looked a tad more special as it sent out a futuristic vibe.
Being the “55” model, it means that “under the hood” was a dual-motor setup providing a combined output of 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 414 pound-feet (561 Newton-meters). The electric SUV also has an overboost mode that lasts for eight seconds and bumps output to 402 hp (300 kW) and 490 lb-ft (664 Nm).
The Audi E-Tron needs 6.6 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in normal mode and just 5.7 seconds when the overboost is activated. Flat out, it will do 124 mph (200 km/h), but that velocity is actually electronically governed. Should you want a more powerful version, a tri-motor E-Tron S is coming later this year.