The first time we had a chance to see the test mule of what supposed to be upcoming 2020 Audi E-Tron S was in May. But after that, the German company remain silent in the following months. However, our sources get a hold of the fresh Audi E Tron photos during the test driving at the famous circuit. That means only one thing – further development is in progress, and we might see this vehicle very soon.
2020 Audi E-Tron Design
Still, we have a slight doubt is the test model E-Tron Quattro S or some other vehicle. All signs suggest that the model on the photos is genuinely a hotter S version. For instance, the intakes that flank the front fascia are more prominent than ones on the regular E-Tron.
Also, wider wheels ad additional rear diffuser designs show that this must be the sportier version than the ongoing model. Moreover, the E-Tron’s electric motor does not need very noticeable exhaust tips, and one of the main differences between the sportier model from its standard counterpart.
Well, to talk about the 2020 Audi E-Tron S, we must take a look at what regular E-Tron has to offer. The E-Tron is heavily based on the Q5’s MLB, and it will probably borrow some of the design cues from the compact luxury crossover SUV. The standard model produces 420 horsepower ( 300 kilowatts), and 490 pound-feet of torque. But, that power is only available if you’re in the Boost Mode.
In Normal Mode, the power and torque decrease by 13%, and 18% to provide the new range. Also, the 0-60 mpg acceleration is under 6 seconds. We expect that, when it comes out, E-Tron S will offer more power. The total amount will probably be close to 500 hp (372 kW).
Back in the day, when the Ingolstadt-based company introduced the concept in 2015, the vehicle comes with a 3-motor setup. Two of three motors were powering the rear axle, while the third one was in charge of the front. The current E-Tron offers a two-motor configuration. So, the S version might return to the original concept. If that is the case, the combination will produce 496 hp.
On top of that, the liquid-cooled 95kWh lithium-ion battery will be included, as well. The battery charges with a 150 kW fast charger, and it takes approximately half of hour to charge. So, while we wait for the official 2020 Audi E-Tron S info, the German automaker will launch the E-Tron Sportback. Also, expect the debut of E-Tron GT, the company’s version of the all-electric Porsche Taycan.