Audi A9 e-Tron concept car.
According to Audi, the 2020 model year will see the arrival of a fully electric, self-driving luxury sedan called the e-Tron. Audi will be looking to roll out a sedan that’s recognizable and will be borrowing its features from its predecessor the A8.
Estimated Range and performance.
In regards to the A9 powertrain, the production of the car is expected to borrow a similar setup of the e-Tron Quattro, which would imply it having three electric motors; one at the front and two at the rear axle. The total horsepower is estimated to be packed up with a 95kwh lithium battery pack. This means the car can travel up to 300miles between charges.
As far as performance goes, the A9 should be able to hit 0-60mph in approximately 3.8 seconds or less with a good setup. It’s safe to assume that the concept car will be able to reach the top speed of 155mph which is on the limited side. The brand intends to offer a delete option that increases the benchmark of around 190mph.
Audi is looking to have it installed with some massive single-frame grille with the Audi rings on the upper section, angular headlamps with LED light clusters, muscular engine hood and big vents at the corner of each bumper.
Although it’s not official, the A9 e-Tron will probably have the dimensions of a full-size luxury sedan car. The brand will give the car an overall crisp and modern look, better than the existing sedan Audi already have. The A9 e-Tron has a more aerodynamic appearance than the brands' other sedans, with a Tesla- style sloped rear end that will improve its range.
Audi A9 e-Tron is expected to have a shorter roof and slanted rear glass paired with shorter quarter windows. Contrary to the short general physique, the windows will be longer as well as the doors. Towards the back, we should see more muscular rear fenders, more aggressive side skirts, new wheels wrapped in low profile tires and a lower ride height for improved handling and a sportier stance.
Basically, the A9 e-Tron has features that include an upgraded version of its continuous air vent dashboard design, finer materials, and an overall cleaner, more elegant layout. The horizontal lines give the cabin a wider look; the seats are finished with perfect leather upholstery. The legroom will be spacious but the headroom and shoulder room will decrease due to the revised shorter general cabin.
Audi will add a few sportier touches, including carbon-fiber trim, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and instrument cluster and infotainment screens with bespoke displays and menus.
The technology package should be identical to the standard model and include Audi’s latest infotainment system with Apple car play and android auto, the new all traffic jam pilot, which works like a semi-autonomous system in heavy and slow-moving traffic up to a speed of 37mph. it also has a remote parking system through which the driver uses a Smartphone application to monitor and park the car via the 360 degrees advanced, high definition cameras.