When Audi unveiled the 2020 E-Tron Sportback for the US market at the end of April, it said the swoopy electric SUV would do 218 miles between charges. As it turns out, Audi was right on the money as the EPA fuel economy number is out, perfectly matching the 218-mile estimation made by the automaker. That works out to 77 MPGe or an extra three MPGe compared to the conventionally styled E-Tron and its EPA-rated 204 miles of range.
The new Audi E-Tron Sportback will arrive at dealers across the United States this summer exclusively in the 55 Quattro specification. In Europe, there’s also a lesser 50 Quattro model available, but it looks like North America won’t be getting it for the time being or at all. The US-spec model carries a starting price of $77,400 MSRP before incentives and is offered with a 95-kWh battery pack, which Audi claims has been “engineered for repeatable performance, longevity and fast charging power.”
The dual-motor setup enables a combined output of 355 horsepower, with as much as 402 hp available with a Boost Mode that offers a 0 to 60 mph time in only five and a half seconds. Once the battery is depleted, 10 minutes of charging at a 150-kW public charger offer 58 miles of range, while 30 minutes increases the distance between charges to 174 miles.
Audi has already introduced a beefier E-Tron Sportback S that adds a third motor for a total output of 496 hp with Boost Mode activated. In normal mode, the tri-motor setup packs 405 hp after installing the additional motor at the rear axle. It’s not known whether the hotter version is coming to the US, but even if it’s on its way, don’t expect to see it before sometime in 2021.
Audi hasn’t estimated a range for the E-Tron Sportback S, although since it has the same battery pack, it likely can’t match the range of the dual-motor version. The performance-oriented derivative will command a premium over its efficiency-focused counterpart.