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Audi A5 e-Tron: First illustration & Details

With the models in the e-Tron series, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker Audi has already proven that it too can build all-electric SUVs and limousines with decorative bodywork. However, a coupé is still missing. The illustration by X-Tomi Design shows what the Audi A5 e-Tron could look like. 

Audi AG has been offering since 2018 with the launch of the  Audi e-Tron fully electric car for sale – but an Audi A5 e-Tron is not yet part of the portfolio. In addition to various SUVs, the Audi e-Tron GT is now also a streamlined touring sedan in the range of the manufacturer with the four rings.

The Ingolstadt-based company recently presented a study of the A6 e-Tron and A6 Avant e-Tron. Based on this, X-Tomi Design has created an illustration of the potential A5 e-Tron that shows what the all-electric two-door coupe could look like. The front mask features the striking, closed single-frame radiator grille, under which the e-Tron logo is enthroned.

Instead of the conventional exterior mirrors, X-Tomi Design equips the Audi A5 e-Tron in the illustration with the so-called virtual exterior mirrors. The aerodynamically shaped housings use camera systems, which transmit the camera image to the interior via a screen. This mirror system is available for the Audi e-Tron for an extra charge of around 1500 euros.

Audi A5 e-Tron

The question of the technology under the hood of the Audi A5 e-Tron would be exciting. Should the A5 ever appear as an e-Tron, the Audi e-Tron GT could come into question as a technology donor. It is based on the technology of the Porsche Taycan and delivers impressive driving performance. Two electric motors, one each on the front and rear axles, give the GT the coveted Quattro drive and sufficient sprinting ability.

Audi A5 e-Tron Engine

With a system output of 350 kW (476 hp), the basic version of the sedan can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. With a charging capacity of up to 270 kW, the 800-volt onboard architecture enables recharging from ten to 80 percent within 20 minutes. Another conceivable variant would be to use the PPE platform (Premium Platform Electric), on which the studies of the all-electric A6 are also based. Here, too, 350 kW (476 hp) and 800 Newton meters are in the datasheet. Should the Audi A5 e-Tron become a reality, the sporty two-door car would fill a market gap that is still open and very exciting. 

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