Audi E-tron Sportback review

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Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue once said, “if you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better”. Of course, Anna (aka, Miss ‘devil wears Prada’, herself) was most likely referring to her many rivals, but she could have as easily been talking about the car you see before you – the Audi E-tron Sportback. 

You see, the Sportback is essentially an E-tron SUV in a bespoke suit. Gone is the standard car’s bulky posterior, replaced with a coupé-like silhouette and a liftback-style tailgate that lends the Sportback a more elegant look. Look closer and you’ll also notice that Audi’s designers (or should that be tailors?) have made other subtle alterations, fitting more aggressively styled bumpers, innovative digital matrix LED headlights (more on these later) and larger 21in wheels.

As the Sportback represents a sportier proposition than the standard E-tron, Audi has seen fit to launch the car as a 55 quattro model. This gets you a 95kWh battery pack that puts out 402bhp (in boost mode) and an official range capability of up to 241 miles. This will be followed later in the year by an entry-level 50 quattro version that uses the same 71kWh battery as found in the current E-tron SUV. Audi have yet to announce an official range figure, but we suspect it will be similar to the E-tron SUV’s 196 miles. 

By launching the car in range-topping 55 specification, Audi has put the E-tron Sportback right in the firing line of the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE, Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 AMG Line and Tesla Model X Long Range. That’s dangerous territory when you consider that it has a lower range than its rivals. 

In this review, we'll run you through all of the Audi E-tron Sportback’s strengths and weaknesses, tell you how it compares to key rivals and which trim level and optional extras we think make most sense. And remember, if you decide to buy an E-tron, or indeed any other car, head over to our New Car Deals section to find out how much you could save on the brochure price.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typeselectric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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