Audi e-tron Sportback goes on sale in Dubai and Northern Emirates

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The official distributor and importer of Audi in Northern Emirates and Dubai, Al Nabooda Automobiles, has stated that the Audi e-tron Sportback will be at sale. This iconic crossover is the first ever all-electric model of the manufacturing company. 

It is available in the UAE dealerships at the price of AED 456,750. CarSwitch, from where you can buy second hand cars in Dubai, brings you all the interesting details of e-tron Sportback by Audi. 

Charging, battery life and Range

Both the standard e-tron and Sportback version are compatible with 150 kW DC fast charger. This innovative technology fills the 80% of battery in just half an hour. The customers who are utilizing the traditional 240-volt outlet can completely charge the crossover in almost 9 hours. The same models at Al Nabooda Automobiles provide 2 feasible charging points for a convenient process. 

As for the range, the standard e-tron comes with an EPA estimated driving range of 222 miles whereas the Sportback stands at 218 miles. Even though there’s a tiny difference between the two ranges, both are still strong rivals of Tesla and Jaguar. 

Engine and transmission

Under the heavy bodywork lies two robust electric motors which offer all wheel electronic drive. The locations of the two motors are front and rear axles. During the standard driving, 355 horsepower and 414 Nm of torque is given. On the other hand, the Sport mode offers 402 hp and 490 torque. This allows a swift and balanced ride quality. Fast acceleration is achieved by the electric vehicle. The bona fide crossover boasts a quiet and comfy drive. 

 

It is stopped by the combination of regenerative braking system and traditional brakes. However, the regenerative brakes do not allow satisfactory one pedal driving. Nevertheless, the e-tron showcases all the characteristics needed for a fun drive. The towing capacity is 4000 pounds. 

Interior and infotainment

Although the electronic system gains most of the spotlight, the interior is cutting edge as well. It is a five seater crossover and a functional cabin space. A number of high-resolution touchscreens are arranged on the dashboard. The Virtual Cockpit or simply put, the digital gauge cluster is situated by its side. 

Some upgradable options are given too. Such as an upscale Head-Up display. Massaging front seats are available in the upscale options too. The battery pack is located underfloor and is cleanly packaged. It is a sophisticated interior with a huge trunk of 29 cubic feet and a flat floor. When the back row seats are folded, the cargo space can increase to 57 cubic feet. More than five carry-on suitcases can be arranged in the back area.

The entire infotainment system is operated on dual touchscreens. Their sizes are 10.1 and 8.8 inches. The bigger one is on top whereas the smaller touchscreen is below it. It’s upper screen is used for standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto apps and the Bang & Olufsen sound system. The lower screen is utilized for regulating climate options mostly. Apart from all this, a WiFi connection is also available which is subscription-based. A wireless smartphone charger is given as an option. 

What is new for 2021?

The 2021 model offers a budget friendly base trim level which has the Premium designation. It is $9000 less than the mid level Premium Plus designation. This can be combined with the Convenience Plus package that is equipped with driver assistance functions such as cruiser control. This package also offers black exterior trim, a 360 degree camera and lane departure warning. 

The efficiency and battery capacity will increase in 2021. Moreover, 18 additional miles are added to the estimated driving range in the regular e-tron. This is higher than its predecessor. As for the Premium Plus trim level, the dual charging ports are given. 

The customers are digging the Sportback as it offers optional features of blind spot monitoring, 4-zone climate control, 20 inches wheels, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a full leather upholstery. 

 

Did you like the Audi e-tron Sportback? In order to sell any car in Dubai, visit CarSwitch where our experienced team handles the buying and selling of vehicles throughout UAE.

Stay tuned on Forbes magazine blog for more news and updates. 

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