Audi e-tron Owner’s Guide

With the Audi e-tron model, the German automaker has finally gone all electric. It’s a crossover SUV that has everything a green driver could want. It has nice storage capacity, the sharp look of the Q series SUVs and two electric motors for plenty of power. Experts are already saying the Audi e-tron is giving the Tesla Model X a run for its money.

Get a glimpse of what it will be like to be one of the first people to own an Audi e-tron in Austin.

The Audi e-tron Model Essentials

When Audi decides to enter a new market they go all out. That’s exactly the case with the Audi e-tron, the company’s first all-electric SUV. It may look sporty and sleek like the other vehicles in the Q series, but it’s in a class all its own. Of course, features like the horizontal LED lights going across the rear also give it a touch of futuristic design that suggests this is a vehicle that’s setting the pace for what’s the come.

Performance

The all-electric e-tron has power off the line to spare. There’s even enough engine oomph to tow up to 4,000 pounds. The two engines are also perfectly balanced to provide evenly distributed power and immediate response. The designers even took care to make it as aerodynamic as possible to bolster speed and maximize efficiency.

But one of the most impressive performance factors is how fast the battery charges. Using a high-speed charger you can get an 80% charge in just 30 minutes. At home the included charging capsule can power up the battery in nine hours.

The new Audi e-tron performance features and specs include:

  • 2 asynchronous electric motors  
  • 0-to-60 in 5.5 seconds
  • Up to 490 lb-ft torque
  • Up to 160 miles on a charge
  • Top speed of 124 MPH
  • Single pedal operation selection
  • Quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Thumb activated gear selector
  • All-wheel air suspension with 5 modes
  • Liquid cooling system for battery preservation
  • Audi pre sense® city
  • Audi pre sense® side assist with vehicle exit warning
  • Rear cross traffic assist
  • Audi pre sense® rear
  • Driver Assistance Package (Prestige trim)
  • Five-link front and rear air suspension
  • Electromagnetic steering with speed sensitive power assist
  • Dual circuit brake system

Audi e-tron Model Pricing

Being at the forefront of auto technology doesn’t come cheap, but at least you’ll save on gas. The Audi e-tron trims start at:

Premium Plus – $74,800

Prestige – $81,800

Want an Edition One e-tron? That model will start at $86,700 because only 999 will be sold in the United States.

Tech Features

The motors alone make the Audi e-tron model technologically advanced. Once you start looking at the durable battery design and features, it’s clear Audi designed the e-tron to expand the possibilities.

The Audi e-tron’s technology features include:

  • Touchscreen display
  • Remote climate control
  • MMI touch response system with voice control
  • Virtual cockpit plus
  • Smartphone interface for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa integration
  • Toll integration
  • Bang and Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System
  • Ventilated and heated front seats with optional massage settings
  • MMI® navigation plus system
  • Top view camera with virtual 3D
  • Heads up display (Prestige)
  • Power door closers (Prestige)
  • Audi connect CARE assistance
  • USB outlets
  • Powered tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof

Common Audi e-tron Maintenance in Austin

Regular Audi e-tron maintenance in Austin is still an unknown. What is a given is that you’ll need to follow the recommended maintenance schedule to maximize the miles. The good news is the battery is covered by a 100,000 mile/8 year warranty.

Want to create a custom Audi e-tron maintenance schedule? The German Auto Center technicians can outline a custom schedule based on the local driving environment and your preferences.

Audi e-tron Repair in Austin

With new models it’s also hard to say what repairs may be needed down the line. The one thing that may shed light on what repairs may be down the road is to take a look at the A3 Sportback e-tron and Q series SUVs. But even then it’s hard to say what will happen with two all-electric motors.  

That’s why it’s important to have a mechanic like German Auto Center that understands how to handle Audi e-tron service in Austin. Our technicians have a combined 100 years of experience working on German automobiles. Give us a call to discuss how we can help you with Audi e-tron maintenance, repairs and performance upgrades.