When it comes to performance, the Audi e-tron S Sportback doesn't disappoint. As standard, the three electric motors make 429 hp and 596 lb-ft, but in boost mode, this tops out at 496 horsepower and 718 lb-ft of torque - this can only be maintained for eight seconds, but it's enough to manage the 0 to 60 mph dash in a highly respectable 4.3 seconds. As with all Audi vehicles, the top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph. The throttle could be a little more responsive, as you have to put your foot down flat to get the motors properly motivated. However, the e-tron Sportback never feels lacking, and when properly equipped, the SUV can tow up to 3,300 pounds.
The electric powertrain in the Audi e-tron S Sportback is comprised of three electric motors. Together, they develop 429 hpand 596 lb-ft of torque. When boost mode is engaged, these outputs increase to 496 hp and 718 lb-ft. In either case, the power is modulated by a single-speed automatic transmission and sent to the quattro all-wheel drivetrain. There is never a time when the e-tron Sportback feels wanting for power, and though it may be silent even with pushed to its limits, it can keep up with most sporty crossover SUVs on the road.
|Audi e-tron S Sportback Trims||Audi e-tron S Sportback Engines||Audi e-tron S Sportback Horsepower||Audi e-tron S Sportback Transmissions||Audi e-tron S Sportback Drivetrains||Audi e-tron S Sportback MPG/MPGE||Audi e-tron S Sportback Range|
|Premium Plus||Electric||429 hp||Single Speed Automatic||AWD||75 MPGE||212 miles|
|Prestige||Electric||429 hp||Single Speed Automatic||AWD||75 MPGE||212 miles|
Getting the battery up to 100% on a household outlet takes 10 hours, while an 80% charge is possible in 30 minutes at a fast-charge station - the latter being rather impressive.
|Audi e-tron S Sportback Trims||Premium Plus||Prestige|
|Audi e-tron S Sportback Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||73/78||73/78|
Both trims have the same fuel economy of 73/77/75 MPGe city/highway combined. However, these figures drop if you equip the larger wheels, decreasing range from 212 miles to around 185 miles.
As an electric vehicle, the e-tron doesn't use gasoline at all. And if you recharge at a fast-charging station, you can get up to 80% battery power in under 30 minutes.