- The E-tron 50 is dubbed as the more affordable variant of the flagship electric SUV.
- Two electric motors with a combined power of 230kW and 540Nm.
- Expected to come to India as well.
Audi has expanded its electric vehicle portfolio with the introduction of E-tron 50. Dubbed as the more affordable version of the flagship electric SUV, the E-tron 50 is slated to go on sale in the international market by 2020.
Powering the entry-level variant is a 71kWh battery pack powering two electric motors providing an electric range of 186 miles (299 kilometres) under WLTP cycle. There’s no 150kWh charging facility, however, the 120kW charging capacity can still charge the electric SUV to 80 per cent capacity in around 30 minutes.
Like the earlier model – which is called the E-tron 55 – the 50 also comes with the all-wheel-drive setup. The output of 230kW and 540Nm is enough to propel this lighter version from zero to 100kmph in seven seconds. And the E-tron can hit a top speed of 190kmph. Compared to the 55, the entry-level variant is down in max power by 94bhp and maximum torque has come down from 664Nm to 540Nm. However, other hardware like the regenerative braking and connectivity features which are offered with the more powerful variants are also present.
Audi hasn’t divulged as to how affordable the E-tron 50 is compared to its flagship version. But there are reports that there are even more variants of the E-tron in works with lesser range and smaller price tags.