The 2018 Geneva Motor Show will be a big one for the Four-Ringed brand. Audi will be showing off its brand new A6 for the first time in the flesh. But there’s bigger Audi news headed to Switzerland, as Audi e-tron Prototypes will be roaming the streets of Geneva the days of the auto show for all to see.
According to Audi’s specific e-tron website, prototypes will be taking to Geneva streets on March 5 and 6, the days of the auto show, and the brand encourages people who see it to snap pictures of it and post them to social media with the hashtag “#etron”. There will be 250 prototype Audi e-tron SUVs roaming the streets doing pre-production testing and while you won’t be able to see all 250, many of them will be roaming near the auto show.
Then, during the actual auto show, Audi will have a press conference where the very same prototype Audi e-tron SUV will be shown to the world. This press conference will he held on March 6 at 9:00 AM. If you won’t be in attendance, the unveiling of the Audi e-tron can be livestreamed here.
There are no official specs for this EV SUV, but Audi has previously claimed that it will have two electric motors that combine to make 496 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Audi has also claimed a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a total electric range of around 311 miles (500 km). If those claims prove true, the Audi e-tron Quattro will be a bit behind the Tesla Model X, in terms of power and performance, but be ahead in terms of range.
Whether or not Audi shows off its official specs or performance figures, we should know a lot more about the Audi e-tron SUV after Geneva than what we do now. Stay tuned for more.