Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Audi's second trial - Audi e-tron mk2 could be a winner
Audi is showing its new Audi e-tron mk2 at the Detroit Motor Show. While the first version has been built on top of the R8 the new is smaller, less powerful and much lighter, but a lot closer to reality than the first prototype. Impressive are the 2'650 NM torque that the two engines produce. The car is a bit smaller than an Audi TT and weighs roughly 1'350 kg. It accelerates in less than 6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, reaches 200 km/h and has a driving range of approx. 250 km. All of this sounds quite acceptable to me and I could imagine driving one of these assuming it's priced at less than 50k USD. I am not fully convinced about the design, but that's probably due to its relatively small size. And somebody maybe should explain to me why you would need such a monstrous air intake in the front - certainly not for cooling the engine. I wonder whether the aerodynamics really is top notch also.