Audi e-tron 55 quattro
Audi e-tron 55 quattro

Driving the Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro to demonstrate the car on the road experience; the pioneer of pure electric roads of the fourth ring brand!

Intro

Now officially entering 2020 BC, we are facing an era where electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular; around 2017 ~ 2018, many countries have successively formulated relevant laws on the ban on the sale of fuel vehicles, such as the current European market for electric vehicles. Norway, which has the highest car market share (more than 50% of electric vehicles + Hybrid), intends to ban the sale of new pure fuel vehicles from 2025, while countries such as Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands are expected to implement the policy from 2030.

In other words, for the countries listed above, it will not be possible to see new fuel vehicles on the road in about 5 to 10 years, especially in Germany, a major automobile industry, under the M.Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, VW, and other automobile brands. How to respond? It will also be the key to the trend of new car products in the next ten years.

In fact, throughout the year of 2019, I personally tested a number of electric vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz EQC, Porsche Taycan, Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, etc., and I can personally experience the new generation of electric vehicles. Quite a high level of maturity, but there is still a “regret of the bead”. One of the most significant Audi e-Tron is missing from the above list; just before the Taipei Motor Show, Audi Taiwan has a vehicle on hand to be displayed E-Tron, taking advantage of the mobile day before the show, we briefly experienced it, and take you to see what unique charm of Audi e-Tron!

You can also check the complete interior review in this video.

Audi concept

Audi concept

The term “e-Tron” actually appeared on Audi’s own A3 e-Tron concept body around 2011. At the time, I saw the name of the car and thought it was related to the movie “Tron” (electronic world war and its sequel creation: speed of light Battle Record) has some kind of connection; later the A3 e-Tron was officially put into mass production, using a plug-in hybrid electric system, after which we can also see e-Tron related models in Marvel movies, intentionally It is a preview of Audi’s expectations for e-Tron models in the future world.

The Audi e-Tron, released at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, represents the beginning of the era of Audi’s pure electric vehicles. Its appearance does not stand alone because of its identity as an electric vehicle. Many electric vehicles have abandoned the design of the air intake of the water tank cover. However, the Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro retains this function and has the function of air intake and heat dissipation. If the e-Tron we photographed removes the promotional font next to the car, the general public should not particularly notice that this is a car Electric car.

2020 audi e-Tron interior

2020 audi e-Tron interior display and function are following.

The e-Tron’s body size is between Q5 and Q7, with a length of 4901mm and a wheelbase of 2928mm. The actual size appears to be larger than M.Benz EQC and Jaguar I-Pace. In order to optimize the driving endurance of the power system, it is reducing A lot of work has also been done on wind resistance. For example, the original factory provides an optional virtual rear-view mirror function. The camera lens installs in the traditional rear-view mirror position can use to project the outside image on the front of the door interior trim panel. Reduce the drag coefficient to 0.28Cd.

The virtual rearview mirror function can project images from both sides of the car in front of the door trim, but the car we shot this time is not equipp with this function.

2020 audi e-Tron interior

It can be seen in the photo that the e-Tron’s water tank cover does not adopt a closed design. With the ax-shaped LED headlights, the overall visual style is not much different from other Audi models. In addition, it can be seen that the driving assistance system detection radar is located The position under the center of the front bumper is different from the current A8, A6, and other cars.

e-Tron Design

e-Tron Design

The taillights have an integrated design, which reminds us whether today’s German electric cars adopt this style? (In fact, e-Tron was published earlier than EQC and Taycan); but to be honest, the design has a high degree of recognition, and it adds a lot to the so-called “future vision”.

power levels of Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro

In 2020 audi e-Tron interior currently has two power levels of Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro and 50 Quattro. The models we shot this time belong to the former. They are equipp with 95kWh lithium batteries and use an electric motor on each of the front and rear axles. The power system also has a “Boost” function, which switches the driving mode to Sport and presses the electric pedal again. The power output can instantly increase to 402hp, 67.7kgm and lasts 8 seconds. 0 ~ 100km / h Acceleration can complete in 5.7 seconds, while normal power mode is 0 to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, and the top speed maintains at 200 km / h.

Turbo engine and speed

Some people may ask if you have 3 or 400 horsepower, why limit the top speed to 200km / h? From my past experience of driving several electric vehicles, including Porsche Taycan, M.Benz EQC, and VW e-Golf, I have all the experience of driving to the top speed of these three vehicles, but for electric vehicles, the higher the speed The battery power will also increase (you can imagine playing high-efficiency mobile games until the mobile phone ’s heating power drops quickly).

For example, the official speed data of the Taycan Turbo S is 260km / h. When we test drive in Germany, the speed is unlimit the road once reached 269km / h. Although the acceleration process is not delay, not every owner wants to challenge the top speed all the time. In order to maintain the best electrical efficiency, it is like EQC, I-Pace, and e-Tron. Vehicles are limited to a maximum speed of 200km / h.

audi 55 quattro storage space

Most electric vehicles have a storage space in the original engine room. It can be seen that the e-Tron has a similar design, and it also has a cover! The internal space is not large, but the travel charger is enough.

The charging hole of the Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro is set behind the front leaf plate. The cover will open automatically when you press the open button. The Porsche Taycan also uses a similar design.

e-Tron Driving range

The e-Tron 55 Quattro has a driving range of 436 km. If a home charging device has been installed, the 11kW AC charger configured with the original car can fully charge the battery in 8.5 hours. If a 150kW DC charger is used, 80% of the power can obtain in 30 minutes.

e-Tron's cockpit design

The 2020 audi e-Tron interior design of the e-Tron’s cockpit is similar to that of the new-generation Audi models such as the A8 and Q8. It uses a full LCD instrument panel with a dual-screen configuration of the center console to create a highly recognizable and technologically-oriented interior atmosphere. It does not deliberately create differences due to the identity of electric vehicles; e-Tron’s cockpit planning allows people to quickly get starting with various functions. Incidentally, the e-Tron demonstration car filmed this time may have some differences from the later models officially sold in Taiwan. So this time I will let you refer to the basic configuration of the Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro, which will be detailed later in the official test drive.

Although Audi has few new products in Taiwan in recent years, it will gradually introduce more new-generation models from 2020; including e-Tron, its detail texture and design style can say to be quite outstanding.

The e-Tron has a paddle behind the steering wheel, but instead of the traditional shift function, it can adjust the power feedback force through the paddle. Therefore, when the vehicle is decelerating, you can step on the left paddle without pressing the brake pedal. Feedback resistance, in addition to helping the vehicle decelerate, can also recharge the power at the same time to maintain driving endurance.

e-tron 55 quattro output power display

The power output is display as a percentage; the pointer will point to the “Charge” area when the power is recharged.

Full-screen map mode

The 2020 audi e-Tron interior dashboard can also switch to full-screen map mode, but after all, this car is not a Taiwan-sold specification, so there is no Taiwan map data.

This armrest next to the gearshift seat is one of the best designs I think of e-Tron. It allows the palm to rest comfortably, and your fingers can touch the surrounding control buttons. You can use one thumb or index finger to switch gears. operating.

quattro space performance

I think the space performance is one of e-Tron’s strengths. The actual sense of space is better than EQC and I-Pace, especially the rear seat headspace and the field of view are excellent. If the rear seat folds forward and folds back, the luggage compartment volume expands up to 1,725 ​​liters.

quattro back seat design

Engine power

Since this car is also going to display at the Taipei Auto Show, we have n’t actually driven for a long time, only moving around in the city for a while, but the experience of three colleagues including me, think that driving the e-Tron is easy The experience is both novel and familiar. It is like replacing the original internal combustion engine power of the Q5 or Q7 with an electric motor; eliminating engine vibration and exhaust sound waves, in exchange for more direct power transmission and quiet riding experience. And all the control interfaces and control feelings still retain the “Audi style”. In fact, I had similar feelings when I test-drive the EQC and Taycan. Audi e Tron has its own unique properties and personality.

audi 55 quattro trunk

Audi plans to launch a total of 12 purely electric vehicles by 2025, and e-Tron is the pioneer. Although Audi Taiwan has not officially announced the e-Tron’s domestic listing plan, it is currently planning to build related charging equipment. You can also enjoy the real car appearance of e-Tron at the Taipei Auto Show which is still being helding. Do n’t miss it.

Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro specifications

  • Power Type: Double longitudinal axis motor.
  • Battery capacity: 95kWh lithium battery.
  • maximum horsepower: 355hp.
  • Maximum torque: 57.2kgm.
  • instantaneous boost maximum horsepower: 402hp.
  • instantaneous maximum torque boost: 67.7kgm.
  • drive: four-wheel drive.
  • Transmission types: single-speed.
  • brake Structure: Four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Front suspension structure: Multi-link + pneumatic suspension.
  • Rear suspension structure: Multi-link + pneumatic suspension.
  • Tire specifications: 255 / 55R19.
  • Body size: 4901mm x 1935mm x 1652mm.  
  • Wheelbase: 2928mm.
  • Vehicle weight : 2490kg.
  • battery life: 436 km (WLTP data).

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