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Audi E-tron Sportback concept signals what’s to come

by Brandon Russell | April 18, 2017

Audi on Tuesday unveiled the E-tron electric concept at the Shanghai auto show, and it looks mean. The vehicle will sport 320 kilowatts of power, a 95 kWh battery with an estimated range of 310 miles, and a 0-60mph time of over four seconds. It’s very much a sign of what’s to come from the automaker over the next few years—Audi says the E-tron Sportback will hit the streets in 2019.

The body style is a little different than we’re used to seeing from Audi. It very much goes after the wagon and crossover enthusiast, with a sloped back that’s becoming increasingly popular among automakers.

On the inside, the E-tron Sportback features a ton of technology, including three high resolution screens within arm’s length of the driver.

The grille, meanwhile, features a four-ring logo that illuminates, while the digitally controlled LEDs pull double-duty; not only do they illuminate the road ahead, but can project animations. And instead of side mirrors, Audi is using cameras that reportedly provide drivers with an improved view of the car’s surroundings.

You can see more in the gallery below.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...