To demonstrate the tremendous amount of torque that electric motors can produce, Audi took a modified e-tron electric SUV to the steepest section of a famous downhill ski slope, and drove it UP the 85% gradient, icy hill. Note the belay rope was just for safety.
The concept version of Audi’s next all-electric car, which will be released in 2021. The e-tron GT Concept’s electric motors make 590 hp, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5s, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Its range will be roughly 250 mi, and it can charge to 80% in 20 min.
Audi’s first ever pure electric vehicle. The e-tron shares similar styling to the Q SUV series, but is decidedly more futuristic. It packs a long-range 95 kWh battery, 2 high-performance motors for AWD, and a sleek, high-tech interior. Deliveries start Q2 2019, with a $1000 reservation deposit.
With the U.S. Presidential debate’s viewership right up there with the Superbowl, Audi decided to run a commercial spot right up there with the best of them. Just like the debate, a man and woman are fighting over the ticket, but for a very different reason. Bravo, Audi. Bravo.
The new TT looks and drives better than ever, with impressive grip and cornering, a zippy 220 hp turbo 4 with 258 lb-ft. of torque, and a luxuriously appointed interior. Its cool 12.3″ “virtual cockpit” combines an instrument panel, infotainment and navigation displays in one.
The droptop version of Audi’s powerful R8 supercar lets you truly enjoy the wondrous exhaust note of this 540hp V10 beast. It can still go from 0-to-62 in 3.6s, tops out at 198mph, and offers greatly improved rigidity, road and wind noise over the previous generation.
The extended version of Audi’s big Super Bowl 50 spot is a tribute to the space program, David Bowie, our elders, and awesome sports cars all in one, as a retired astronaut is lost until he gets a chance to drive Audi’s 205mph R8 supercar. Wouldn’t we all like that chance?
Audi amps up its already bonkers RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback with “Performance” models. Both AWD cars now have a whopping 605 hp, and the ability to overboost torque from 516 to 553 lb-ft. on demand. 0-to-60? 3.7s. Now can we get the wagon here in the States?
Audi’s all-electric SUV is slated for release in 2018, and just might give the Tesla Model X a run for its money. Using three powerful motors to produce 496 hp, it can hit 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 310+ mile range, and can juice to 80% in 15 minutes. Inside, it’s packed with tech.