For the first time our spy photographers have spotted Audi testing a heavily camouflaged e-tron in Europe. Despite Audi’s upcoming electric crossover being extensively draped, the silhouette ultimately discloses the true identity since it is comparable to the e-tron concept showcased earlier.
There’s a lot of resemblance to the concept car’s sleek head lamps and imposing grille, but on closer inspection one will also notice design alterations to the fascia. These include the grille detailing, air dams and other finer bits to make the car production-ready.
That said, the prototype’s roof-line which ends at the tail portion isn’t as raked as the concept car, but the characteristic ridge below the window-line has been retained. Sources suggest that Audi’s e-tron could be powered by three electric motors. Two motors will be positioned at the rear, one will be positioned in the front and they will work in tandem with a 95kWh battery. We’re talking about a combined power output of 435bhp and a range of about 500km.
Production of Audi’s e-tron will begin in 2018 at its Brussels production facility in Belgium. We shall bring you more news on the Audi e-tron in the time to come.