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It is already evolving significantly from the aesthetic point of view with a shield with more open gills and widened wheel arches, to accommodate the passage of a tire rising to 22 inches. On board, the S badges everywhere announce the color, the flattened steering wheel is more sporty and the stitching of the upholstery is specific.
But the big revolution is above all in the bowels. 1 electric motor at the front and 2 at the rear, deliver up to 503 hp. Already magic on thermal models, Audi has adapted its torque vector differential technology here. Instead of braking an inner wheel, the system will instead accelerate an outer wheel, in order to preserve the momentum of a fast passage. On the braking side, improved regeneration also makes it possible to preserve both efficiency and endurance, even when “banging” in, as we have seen on the road at the Mortefontaine circuit. Finally, in terms of autonomy, even if of course in sporty driving one should not hope to hold out very long, the e-tron S Sportback claims in normal driving between 354 and 368 km. This model is marketed from 99,200 euros and even 112,200 euros in our “Extended” trial version which benefits from 13,000 additional equipment (mechanics unchanged).
We will tell you more during our full test, to come, on autonews.fr. In the meantime, here it is in pictures between the castle of Chantilly and the automobile test center of Mortefontaine, in the Oise.