After enduring what seems like an endless lineup of long range, concept EVs from the VW Group over the past decade; and also some excruciating long press releases to go with them. Audi has announced they are opening customer reservations on the all-electric E-Tron Quattro.

Starting with Audi Norway this Monday morning (April 24), those who want to be first in line for the AWD, 311 miles+ (500 kilometers+) SUV, can put down a 20,000 kroner (approximately $2,900) reservation.

“Simultaneously with the unveiling of the electric Audi E-Tron Sportback concept, Audi Norway plans for an advance reservation solution for the electric full-size SUV Audi E-Tron Quattro. The car is ready for production next year and the Norwegian market is first out with such reservation solution.”

 

More about the E-Tron Quattro:

And for those interested, don’t think that the announced 311 miles (500 km) range is some kinda of optimistic NEDC number, as the e-tron quattro comes equipped with a large 95-kWh battery. We still have yet to see the production-intent final design of the E-Tron Quattro, but it is dimensionally sized between the Audi Q5 and Audi Q7. Audi notes the concept gives a “clear indication” of the final delivered product.

Audi e-tron quattro concept
Audi e-tron quattro concept

Audi has also released some additional performance specs on the E-Tron Quattro concept, saying it has a power output of 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts), but also has a “boost function” that pops the output to 503 hp (370 kW), and torque to over 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) for a short time. The result being 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) runs of 4.6 seconds.

What we know about the Audi e-tron SUV so far:

  • all-electric sporty SUV
  • long range (more than 310 miles/500 km) on 95 kWh battery
  • CCS fast charging with some 150 kW power
  • peak power of 503 hp/370 kW
  • 0-62 mph (100 kph) in 4.6 seconds
  • AWD with three electric motors (two for rear wheels and one for front axle)
  • top speed (electronically limited): 121 mph/210 kph
  • concept is a clear indication of the final production version
  • production in Brussels, Belgium from 2018
  • 4.88 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.54 meters high
  • luggage area of 615 liters
  • battery suppliers LG Chem and/or Samsung SDI

Gallery: Audi to make all-electric Q6 in Brussels starting 2018

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