SHANGHAI -- Audi's e-tron Sportback concept previews a full-electric car that will compete against rivals such as the Jaguar I-Pace.
Audi unveiled the concept at the auto show here on Wednesday and said it will start building a production version in 2019.
The four-door concept has an electric drivetrain with one electric motor on the front axle and two on the rear. Audi said the powertrain will be used in all of its future production EVs.
The rear motors send power to the rear axle to give the car all-wheel drive under hard acceleration. The e-tron Sportback will accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.5 seconds, Audi said. It has 320 kW of power that can reach 370 kW in boost mode.
The 95 kW battery pack is positioned between the two axles to give the car a low center of gravity and "outstanding driving dynamics," Audi said. The production car will have a range of more than 500 km (311 miles), making it "fit for everyday use," according to the automaker.
The concept is 4900mm long, 1980mm wide and 1530mm tall, putting it close in size to the Audi A7 large fastback. The concept’s trunk has capacity of 550 liters.