Audi e-tron concept
Audi brand presents its pure electric star – the e-tron at the Frankfurt Motor show. Audi e-tron is electric driven by four motors (two at the front and two at the rear wheels), which makes this particular concept a true quattro. With its clean and subtle design, the e-tron no doubt belongs in the major leagues of sports cars. But not only the design speaks sports, the new electric driven quattro produces 230 kW (313 hp) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 lb-ft) of torque, the zero to 100 km/h (0 – 62mph) classic sprint lasts only 4.8 seconds. The water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack provides enough energy for a range of approximately 248 kilometers.
Wisely placed directly behind the passenger cabin, the battery secures an optimal center of gravity and axle load distribution. Another wise or maybe even revolutionary method is that a heat pump is used to efficiently warm up and heat the e-tron's interior. The drive system, the power electronics and the battery are controlled by an innovative thermal management system that is a crucial component for achieving the car's range without compromising its high level of interior comfort.