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Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Appear: Audi E-Tron Concept



The Audi e-Tron concept attempts to wed the ideas of battery power and high-performance sports cars. The sexy two-seater uses a lithium-ion battery pack, which is liquid-cooled and situated behind the passenger section. Audi puts the e-Tron's 0-to-62 mph time at 4.8 seconds -- that's 0.2 second following the R8 V-8 -- but top speed is limited to only 124 mph, as higher speeds speedily consume the battery. For the e-Tron, Audi is declaring a 154-mile range.

Continuing the R8 relationship, the e-Tron is regarding 7 inches shorter in length, half-a-foot narrower, and an inch lower. It uses an aluminum space surround and fiber-reinforced plastic for the doors, roof, fenders, and lids. The advertised curb weight is 3527 lbs, 58 percent of which is over the raise hinge. An R8 V-8 is concerning 90 lbs lighter. In the e-Tron, the succession accounts for 1036 lbs of its full amount.

The e-Tron's other high-tech skin texture contain a heat pump for interior climate control, closeable air intakes, an iPhone-like touch-screen scroll pad to control Audi's MMI interface, and intellectual, all-LED lighting that uses a forward-looking camera to vary the light pattern of the headlights in reaction to oncoming interchange and also takes clues from the nav system to turn on cornering lights as the car approaches a camber.

The e-Tron is not regarding to start stealing sales from the Tesla roadster. Instead, Audi's battery-powered e-Tron concept is the high-visibility kick-off to a three-year project consolidating its research on exciting mobility.


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