четверг, 8 апреля 2021 г.

The electric Audi e-tron has an initial version

Audi has shared details about the e-tron 50 quattro, an entry-level electric crossover. The prices for the new product will be announced closer to the European ones by the start of sales, scheduled for the winter. However, it is already safe to say that the 50 quattro version will be significantly cheaper than the current 55 quattro version, which costs 83 350 euros (approximately 5.9 million rubles).

According to preliminary data, prices for the Audi e-tron 50 quattro start at 67.3 thousand euros. This is due to the fact that the crossover will receive a battery of lower capacity: 71 kilowatt-hours versus 95 kilowatt-hours in the 55 quattro. The power plant (two electric motors, one on each axis) was derated from 360 to 313 horsepower and from 561 to 540 Nm of torque. Accordingly, the maximum speed has also decreased - by 10 kilometers per hour, to 190 kilometers per hour. On a single charge, the novelty is able to travel 299 kilometers on the WLTP cycle, which is 112 kilometers less than the 55 quattro.

From the 55 quattro version, the entry-level crossover gets an energy recovery system and the ability to recharge the batteries to 80 percent in 30 minutes. Wherein

Audi turns A1 hatch into an affordable "crossover"

Audi has transformed the A1 Sportback hatchback into an urban SUV with increased ground clearance and plastic trim all around. The model was named A1 citycarver and will arrive at European dealers in the fall of 2019. The raised hatchback is recognizable by the single-frame octagonal grille on the Audi Q, two slots instead of three under the bonnet lip, a stainless steel protective insert in the front bumper and plastic fender flares and sills. In addition, there is almost four centimeters more ground clearance: the suspension lift provided an increase of 35 millimeters, the rest was added due to new wheels. All-wheel drive is not reported. The A1 citycarver has nine body paint options and two contrasting roof colors. The basic version is complemented by the advanced, design selection and S line versions with a combination of interior trim (fabric / imitation leather or alcantara / imitation leather), contour / backlighting and accents in mint, copper or orange.
The set of standard and optional equipment is identical to the A1 Sportback and includes LED headlights, dynamic lights, a spoiler and a wide range of active safety systems.
When ordering the Dynamic package, the SUV's equipment list includes brakes with red calipers, Audi drive select, adaptive suspension and an engine sound generator. Wheels - 18 inches.
The range of engines probably does not differ from the A1 Sportback: a liter "turbo-engine" for 98 or 118 forces, a 1.5-liter "four" with a capacity of 150 forces or a two-liter 200-horsepower unit. Gearboxes - six-speed "mechanics" or seven-speed preselective "robot".
Orders for the new Audi A1 citycarver will begin accepting next month. The car will appear at European dealers in the fall. A welcome edition, edition one, is offered: 18-inch wheels, tinted headlights, tinted décor, contrast roof and mirror caps, and special decals on the lower sections of the rear doors.

 Liftback Audi A7 Sportback received the cheapest version in Russia

Audi has begun accepting orders in Russia for the most affordable version of the second-generation Audi A7 Sportback liftback called the 45 TFSI quattro. According to the press service of the German brand, prices for the new product start at 4,065,000 rubles. The first cars will appear at Russian dealers in October this year. The novelty will be offered to customers in three equipment options: Advance, Sport and Design.
The car was equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine. The power of the unit is 245 hp. and 370 Nm of torque. The motor works in conjunction with a seven-speed S tronic gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. Acceleration to hundreds with such an engine is 6.2 seconds.

Last year, Audi began Russian sales of the Audi A7 Sportback with a three-liter V6 engine developing 340 hp. and 500 Nm of torque. The engine works in conjunction with a starter-generator in Mild Hybrid technology. A car with this engine accelerates to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds, and the maximum speed is 250 km / h.

Audi unveils new coupe-crossover Q3 Sportback

Audi has unveiled a new compact crossover called the Q3 Sportback. The main competitors of the car will be the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. The public debut of the model will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. European sales of the car will begin in November this year. Crossover prices will start at 40,000 euros. The novelty will appear in Russia next year. 
It was assumed that the novelty will be called the Q4, but the Germans decided for the first time to choose the Sportback designation for one of the representatives of their SUV line. The length of the novelty is 4500 mm, the width is 1843 mm, and the height is 1560 mm. The luggage compartment volume is 530 liters.
The car received a new grille, different air intakes, flared wheel arches and 18-inch wheels. The cabin is equipped with a digital instrument panel and a 10.25-inch display. Already in the base, the crossover is equipped with a rear next to a three-section backrest.
The novelty has divided the components and assemblies with the standard Q3 crossover, from which it differs only in the silhouette of the body. Initially, the line of engines will include gasoline and diesel engines with a working volume of 2.0 liters and a capacity of 150 and 230 horsepower. Later, the appearance of gasoline units with a volume of 1.5 and 2.0 liters with a return of 150 and 190 forces, respectively, is expected.
The engines work in conjunction with a six-speed manual transmission. Also, customers will be offered a seven-speed "robot" S tronic. The car is equipped with a sports suspension and adjustable shock absorbers. The Audi Q3 Sportback is available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In the future, the car may receive a sporty RS modification. It is expected to be equipped with a 2.5-liter supercharged five-cylinder engine producing about 400 horsepower.

Audi introduced the updated crossover SQ7

Audi has presented an updated version of the "charged" crossover SQ7. In Europe, sales of new items will begin in the near future. Prices for a car in Germany start at 94,900 euros.
The exterior of the SQ7 has been refreshed in the spirit of the new Audi A6 and A7. The car received a new grille and updated bumpers with larger air intakes. Also, the crossover has got a new head optics.  In addition, the rear end has been redesigned for the crossover. So, the lanterns changed shape and also became fully diode.
The crossover is equipped with 20-inch wheels, braking system with 400-mm discs in front and 370-mm in the rear. Inside the SQ7, there is a new i-cocpit dashboard with two large touchscreen displays on the center console in the style of the new A7s. The upper touchscreen is responsible for the operation of the multimedia system, and with the help of the lower one you can control the air conditioner.
The updated SQ7 is a mild hybrid. The power plant includes a 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine. The power of the unit is 435 hp. and 900 Nm of torque. An electric motor-generator is integrated into the automatic transmission, which is powered by an additional 48-volt on-board network.

The electric motor connects during acceleration to reduce the load on the motor, and also spins the wheels while coasting while the main motor is off to reduce fuel consumption. Acceleration to a hundred in a crossover takes 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km per hour.