This model is already for sale on the Argentine market (Audi)
At these latitudes, sitting behind the wheel of the electric wheel is still quite unique. Of course, privacy is not given by the car in question, unlike its engine that is different from conventional cars, but rather You are controlling a vehicle in a country that is not yet designed for this type of alternative technology. For this reason, communication with the new Audi e-tron lasted less than five kilometers per CABA, even though this model has a range of 417 km (WLTP).
To tell the truth, there aren’t many conclusions we can draw from the e-tron in our contact, but yeah We approach all the amenities and benefits that a high-end vehicle can provide with these mechanisms.
Contains e-tron An electric motor on the front axle and one on the rear axle deliver up to 360 hp. Sure, this propulsion system makes it robust and emission-free. An important detail is that, like all electric cars, torque operates at its best from the time the accelerator pedal is depressed until it is released.
Sounds heard when on the steering wheel outside or from undercarriage (Audi)
Although we do not use it in our Buenos Aires contacts, This 100% electric SUV has a boost function that increases power up to 408PS for ten seconds, Which further improves the acceleration activated by depressing the accelerator pedal while driving in the “S” driving position.
For its power, it equips a large, high-voltage lithium-ion battery that operates at a nominal voltage of 396 volts and stores 95 kWh. It is located throughout the vehicle under the passenger compartment and consists of 36 units with 12 cells each, all of which are interchangeable and repairable. The battery weighs 700 kilograms and the car has a combined total of 2,600 kilograms.
Depending on the brand, the autonomy of the model is more than 400 km (Audi)
The Audi e-tron has two charging ports, one on each side of the car allowing for convenient and comfortable charging at any charging station. On the driver side, it has DC and AC conductors. The DC conductor allows a load of up to 150 kWh and AC (which is also located on the passenger side) of up to 22 kWh.
The electric motor concept allows the e-tron to recover energy in two ways: On the one hand, through inertial recovery when the driver releases the throttle, and on the other hand, through brake recovery when the driver presses the brake pedal. In both cases, electric motors act as generators and convert kinetic energy into electrical energy.
The various energy recovery modes are specified by the paddles on the steering wheel. The paddles no longer raise or lower gears, but instead serve to limit the engine’s braking force that allows kinetic energy to be harnessed in pursuit of a greater range of miles. By turning it over to charge the battery while braking.
It has two charging ports located in different places of the car. (Audi)
There are three levels of recovery, at level 0 it moves inertial, at level 1, it decelerates slightly and at level 0 Level 2 has a slowdown range of 0.13G giving you the best recovery and a strong sense of hold when you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal.In this way, it is possible to drive with only the accelerator pedal, “single pedal drive” mode, because thanks to the strong hold, it allows the unit to stop completely without using the brake pedal.
Unique driving sensations. In the middle of CABA traffic the noise we hear is all external. It’s fun that is hard to count to sitting in a 100% electric model. To the extent that When you feel a romp or a motorcycle driving beside you, you realize how annoying and harmful this noise can be.
In addition to its mechanics, the e-tron continues to develop the brand with the premiere of new technologies and some developments in systems that have already proven their effectiveness. One of the novelties is the new generation of The quattro electric traction system combines the efficiency of a single-gear transmission with four-wheel drive.
The paddles behind the steering wheel no longer undergo changes but regulate the way energy saving (Audi)
The Electronic Chassis Platform (ECP) has been integrated as the central control unit for all undercarriage control systems. For example, In cornering, braking is applied to the front and rear inner wheels and in standard driving, the rear engine only operates to ensure there is sufficient power Available with the lowest possible energy consumption.
The Audi e-tron is equipped to provide comfortable or sporty handling. The adaptive air suspension with Audi drive select allows the ride height to be lowered automatically by up to 26 mm, depending on speed and driving style. When driving more than 140 km / h in dynamic mode, the car drops 26 mm, and on the other hand in the active mode, this height drop is created by exceeding 80 km / h to improve the aerodynamic resistance.
In off-road / off-road mode, the vehicle is raised 35 mm above its normal range, achieving greater ground clearance. With the “lift lift” function, the clearance increases by another 15mm, allowing to increase the clearance to 50mm, and the latter can reach a top speed of 35 km / h, bypassing this speed and automatically returning to the off-road / off-road clearance The situation.
It has an excellent level of technology, safety and comfort (Audi)
Via The Audi drive system can be selected in seven driving modes: The off-road, off-road, automatic, comfort, efficiency, dynamism and individuality that make the new e-tron an SUV.
The call was for about 15 minutes, as we had an ongoing chat with one of the brand’s coaches. In all that time that we were together, he tried to describe and explain all the characteristics and features that it brings in terms of technology, comfort and safety, but he did not have the time.
The equipment is of the highest standard With the aforementioned adaptive air suspension, virtual exterior mirrors, 360-degree environment cameras with Top View, MMI Navigation Plus with touch response, 10.1-inch HD center screen and Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound 3D sound system.
The e-tron has seven driving modes to choose from (Audi)
It also adds Matrix LED HD headlights, adaptive cruise control, driving assistance with emergency braking, front and rear traffic alert and exit warning that does not allow the doors to open if the vehicle detects traffic on the sides.
The infrastructure in Argentina for 100% electric vehicles is not yet ready. Today, the best option in sustainable mobility is the hybrid variants that are also provided in our market. These models give you the ability to carry out daily use completely electrically (no more than 50 kilometers) or more by combining them with the combustion engine.
“Customers will have their chargers”, Conrado Wittstat, General Manager of Audi Argentina assured.
Referring to the lack of infrastructure and loading of vehicles, Conrado Wittstat, General Manager of Audi Argentina, He stated, “In addition to home charging, which in our experience accounts for more than 90% of the frequency of normal use, the Audi dealer network specializing in e-tron will also provide enabled charging points for our customers. In the first phase in Buenos Aires, Greater Buenos Aires, south of the province. And also in the city of Cordoba. Gradually, we will integrate more points into the rest of the country. “
The Audi e-tron we called is now available in the country at $ 204,000. Purchasing this model is not an economical issue. The customer of this vehicle will likely be the one with more cars and this 100% electric SUV will be an extra option to pick when out on the street.
It is introduced in Argentina at approximately $ 204,000 (Audi)
It was just a connection, but we can assure you that the driving experience of an electric model is a completely revolutionary one for fans of new technologies in the industry and those who want the V8 to keep playing at high volumes.
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