The 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback has been spotted testing in the snow. It’s a large electric SUV with a coupe-style body – here’s everything you need to know on the car’s price, specs and release date.
2019 Audi e-tron Sportback
Four-wheel drive, 0-62mph under six seconds
Price and release date
From around £75,000; middle of 2019
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If you like everything about the Audi e-tron – electric power, high-tech cabin and impressive acceleration – but want it in a more attractive package then this could be what you’re looking for, the 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback.
2019 Audi e-tron Sportback price and release date
There’s no firm release date as yet, but the Sportback’s reveal is thought to be imminent. It’ll carry a premium over the £70,000 regular e-tron, so expect the 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback price to start from around £75,000.
2019 Audi e-tron Sportback specs
Spotted testing in an undisclosed (but very icy) location, the 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback is essentially a regular e-tron with a sportier coupe style body. That means you’ll trade a little bit of rear headroom for the more stylish body shape. Along with the sloping roofline, you’re also likely to see a sportier, more aggressive front grille, more prominent blistered wheel arches, a new rear bumper and a subtle boot-mounted lip spoiler.
The interior should be roomy enough for four adults and while the boot is likely to be smaller than that of the regular e-tron, it should still big enough for a set of suitcases.
As with the regular e-tron, in the 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback, infotainment is king. So it will have three huge infotainment screens – including a touchscreen with haptic feedback that makes it feel like you’re touching normal buttons – as well as two further smaller OLED screens that work as the displays for the car’s door-mirror-replacing rear-view cameras.
The 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback’s electric motors will also be carried over from the regular car – giving you 408hp courtesy of two electric motors – one each at the front and the back of the car. Combined with torque vectoring, it means the e-tron Sportback can send power to whichever tyre has the most grip. Any changes compared with the e-tron SUV will be slight – but you can expect the e-tron Sportback to get slightly stiffer suspension than the normal car so it leans less and feels more alert when cornering.
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