Audi’s Tesla Model X killer is here – An all-electric SUV with a range of 200 miles

Audi has finally unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the 2019 E-Tron, after months of teasing it to the public hidden under the flashy camouflage. It is the first of three all-electric models Audi is aiming to launch by 2020. The Tesla Model X-rivalling all-electric crossover looks quite similar to the recently launched Audi Q8, and has carries the distinct Audi design language. While the headlights look similar to the ones found on the Q3, the Singleframe grille finished in platinum grey has been designed to differentiate it from the rest of Audi SUVs. The cabin seats 5 people and the design looks near identical to those found in the Q8, A8 and A7.

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The Audi E-Tron is powered by two electric motors, one large one for the rear, and a small one for the front wheels. The German automaker hasn’t given final horsepower and torque figures yet, but previously estimated output at 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque in normal mode. An overboost feature can operate for up to 8 seconds and bring power up to 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. Audi claims that it can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 124 miles per hour. At launch, the E-Tron will only be available with a 95-kWh battery pack, placed in the floor between the two motors. Audi says that it is compatible with both AC and DC charging, and will also support 150-kW DC fast charging, which will allow it to regain 80 percent of its range in 30 minutes. The company hasn’t disclosed the range yet, but said earlier it could achieve about 250 miles based on the new WLTP European standards. The 2019 Audi E-Tron will be launched in three trims—Premium Plus, Prestige, and First Edition. The prices start at $75,795 and it will go on sale in the second quarter of next year.

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