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Audi E-tron (coupe)

Coupe Audi E-tron


On a motor show in Detroit company Audi has presented experimental compact coupe on electrodraught — Audi E-tron Detroit Showcar. The novelty is the continuer of concept Audi E-Tron constructed on the basis of Audi R8 and presented on motor show in Frankfurt in the autumn of 2009.

Compact coupe E-tron

However, the new prototype is more compact than first "E-tron" and it is easier: on the sizes new coupe it is comparable to golf class hatchbacks, and it is equipped only by two electromotors.

Engines rotate only back wheels: their total power makes 201HP that allows to disperse 1350-kgs car (the first E-Tron weighed 1600 kgs) to 100 km/h for 5,9 sec.

Compact coupe E-tron
Interior Audi E-tron

Interior Audi E-tron

The heaviest detail of the new concept car is a block li-ionic of batteries which 399 kgs weigh. Storage batteries are placed practically on the car centre that has allowed developers to keep optimum balance — 40:60 in favour of a back axis. A stock of a course at this car — 155 miles (250 km).

As experts consider, Audi E-tron Detroit Showcar is the predecessor serial coupe which could make competition BMW 1-Series with the same type of a body. Originally new model Audi will be offered, most likely, with traditional power-plants, and the version on electrodraught if will appear on sale, only in some years.

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