Published on August 3rd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi launched this e-tron 50 Quattro for price conscious buyers
Audi decided on a lower priced version with a smaller battery pack for moderate commuters.
The Audi e-tron 55 will no longer be on sale by itself. The 55 will soon be joined by a new sibling, the e-tron 50. This one is less powerful and its battery is a little smaller. It is therefore also less expensive.
Audi in Europe has just introduced the e-tron 50 Quattro. This new variant of the electric SUV is more modest in its specifications. Its two electric motors have a power of 230 kW (313 hp) and a torque of 540 Nm where the e-tron 55 can offer 300 kW and 664 Nm in boost mode.
The e-tron 50 Quattro also has a smaller battery, with 324 prismatic cells grouped into 27 modules. Despite the weight reduction, its capacity of 71 kWh (instead of 90 kWh) reduces the autonomy of 100 km.
The Audi e-tron 50 can hope to travel 300 km between two refills according to the WLTP cycle. Performance remains dynamic with a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time in just 7.0 seconds and a speed electronically limited to 190 km/h.
Audi e-tron 50 quattro specification:
· 71 kWh battery pack (324 prismatic cells combined in 27 modules)
· 299 km of WLTP range
· 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds
· top speed of 190 km/h
· all-wheel drive, dual motor
· system output of 230 kW and 540 Nm
· DC fast charging capability in 30 minutes (at up to 120 kW)
· AC charging from 2.3 kW (single-phase) to 11 kW (three-phase)
Audi e-tron 55 quattro specifications:
· 95 kWh battery (36 cell modules, each module is equipped with 12 pouch cells, nominal voltage of 396 volts)
· 328 km of EPA range and up to 417 km under WLTP test cycle
· 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds
· Top speed – 200 km/h
· dual-motor all-wheel drive – up to 300 kW and 664 Nm in S mode (boost) or up to 265 kW and 561 Nm in D mode. Front motor is 135 kW, the rear is 165 kW (S mode).
· Maximum tow rating – 1,800 kg when properly equipped
· 11 kW or 22 kW three-phase in Europe
· DC fast-charging up to 150 kW: 0-80% in 30 minutes
· battery pack weight: 700 kilograms