The four-ring brand new 2021 Audi E-Tron S performance prototype has been spotted at the Nürburgring. From the first spy shots, we can see that the upcoming SUV is looking aggressive and sporty.
Based on the regular models, the S-badged E-Tron features three electric motors. Two motors sit on the rear axle and one is upfront. Moreover, like the standard E-Tron, the new one comes with a 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that is able to provide 218 miles of range.
2021 Audi E-Tron S Visual Design
The new 2021 Audi E-Tron provides almost identical design language like a standard E-Tron. Of course, some changes are evident and the S model looks more aggressive and sporty. There are many elements available that describe that this is a performance model.
Unlike the regular E-Tron, the new S comes with slightly larger intakes and Digital Matrix LED headlights. Also, besides that, wheels and tires are more extensive than on the standard E-Tron. In the standard package, the S model wears 21-inch wheels, though a 22-inch rim will be available at a later date as an option. We love the new aggressive styling rather than the original one. By the way, on the back, we can also spot some changes that include a revised tealights system similar to Q8, new bumper, and diffuser design.
Cabin Looks Unique
The interior of 2021 Audi E-Tron is looking fantastic. Basically, the cabin provides plenty of dark colors and features fine Nappa leather sports seats. We can also see that the manufacturer embossed seats with the’ S’ logo in the middle.
Unlike the regular model, the new one offers more decorative inserts as well as the contour/ambient lighting package. Of course, many elements from the regular model can be seen inside like the MMI touch response control system with two large displays. Besides, great Audi virtual cockpit is present as the head-up display.
2021 Audi E-Tron S Powertrain Specs
The upcoming 2021 Audi E-Tron S is a high-performance SUV that is all-electric. This model is using three independent motors. Two motors sit on the rear axle and one upfront. Thanks to that, Audi will be able to precisely vary torque between the rear wheels. Total output thanks to three electric motors is 370 kW (496 HP / 503 PS) and a system torque of 973 Nm (717 lb-ft).
As for the battery and range, we think that Audi will stick with the standard E-Tron’s 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. As you might know, with this battery, EPA rated standard E-Tron 204 miles and 218 miles in the more aerodynamic E-Tron Sportback. According to Audi, the E-Tron S might provide better acceleration than the regular one. We heard that the S model could scoot to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds.
Release Date and Price
The release date of all-new electric crossover 2021 Audi E-Tron S might happen this year. We don’t know exact release date of E-Tron, but from the manufacturer’s statements, it will be later this year.
As we mentioned, the new four rings model looks futuristic and unique. According to the manufacturer, the new model will starts from $107,770.