Edmunds Senior Reviews Editor Mark Takahashi trekked all the way to Abu Dhabi to drive one of the most anticipated EVs to come to market: the 2019 Audi e-tron. In this review, he evaluates all the features that are important to shoppers in this rather exclusive luxury EV class.
Q: When does the e-tron arrive in the U.S.?
A: The 2019 Audi e-tron will show up in dealerships in the spring of 2019.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Prices start at $75,795 for the Premium Plus trim and jump to $82,795 for the Prestige model.
Q: How much range does it have?
A: On a full charge, it’s estimated to travel 248 miles, according to European testing. The U.S. tests differently, and the estimate will likely be a little less.
Q: How long does it take to charge?
A: The e-tron is compatible with 150-kW fast chargers that can “fill” it to 80 percent in only 30 minutes.
Q: Is it fast?
A: It’s fast enough, but it’s still slower than its chief rivals.
Q: What does the e-tron compete against?
A: Rivals include the Tesla Model X, the Jaguar I-Pace and the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Q: How many airline miles does Mark have?
A: His account is now measured in parsecs.
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