Audi has long been a leading force in the automotive industry, and with its range of electric cars, it is paving the way for sustainable transportation. The brand’s latest model – the 2023 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback – are no exception to this innovation. The new models promise higher EPA range than their predecessors, along with other features that make them a great choice for sustainable driving. In this blog post, we explore all that the 2023 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback have to offer – from their impressive range to their cutting-edge technology. Keep reading to learn more!
What’s new for the 2023 Audi e-tron?
The 2023 Audi e-tron has a slightly higher EPA range than the previous model. The new range is estimated at 250 miles, which is up from the previous range of 248 miles. The increased range is due to improvements in the battery technology. The battery pack has been upgraded to a 95 kWh unit, which is up from the previous pack size of 90 kWh. In addition to the increase in range, the 2023 e-tron also has a more powerful motor. The motor produces 402 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 22 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque over the previous model.
Interior and technology
The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback have slightly higher EPA range ratings than their European counterparts. The U.S. versions of the all-electric SUVs are now rated at 204 miles and 201 miles, respectively, while the European models are good for only 200 miles and 198 miles.
While the extra range is certainly welcome, it’s not a huge difference. And, in real-world driving, you’re likely to see even less of a difference thanks to the different ways that the EPA and WLTP test cycles are conducted.
Still, every little bit helps when it comes to electric cars, so we’ll take the higher range ratings for the e-tron and e-tron Sportback.
As for what’s new on the inside, there’s not much to report. Both SUVs come standard with leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic climate control, and Audi’s excellent MMI infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback have slightly higher EPA range estimates than their European counterparts. The e-tron is now rated at 204 miles of range, while the Sportback is rated at 200 miles. These figures are still below the Tesla Model 3, which has a range of 220 miles.
The e-tron and e-tron Sportback both use the same 95 kWh battery pack, but the Sportback has a more aerodynamic body that helps it achieve better range. Both cars have dual motors that produce a combined 402 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. The e-tron has a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds, while the Sportback takes 5.7 seconds.
Both cars come standard with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. The e-tron also comes with standard air suspension, while the Sportback has sportier suspension tuning.