Audi is preparing a brand new luxury sedan, which will rely on electric propulsion. The machine will be a segment of the A8 and will be named the A9. For Audi A9 know that it will use a number of components from concept e-tron quattro. The platform you will be occupied by Porsche Mission E, which we expect to be available by the end of next year. The luxury electric sedan will likely accept the designation A9 e-tron. It is expected that its mileage with fully charged batteries will reach 500 km. Batteries with a capacity of 95 kWh and water cooling will be located in the vehicle floor, but to drive will meet three electric motors.
The total power of the engines will be around 500 hp Two of them will be located on the rear axle, and one – on the front. So the electric model will offer four-wheel drive is expected sprint from standstill to 100 km / hour takes less than 4.6 seconds.
The car will offer inductive charging with electricity, which means it will not be necessary to include a plug into a socket. At present, however details are missing. For its A9 e-tron German company prepares the system for autonomous control. It will be Level 3 and will debut on the market next year of the model A8. The technology enables fully autonomous movement on the highway at speeds up to 60 km/h.
Audi A9 e-tron will not only topped the range of models of the brand, but also will launch a whole family of electric cars. In 2020 Audi will have at least three electric cars in its range and by 2025 electric vehicles will represent 25% of it reveals Stadler.
At the moment it is not clear exactly when the A9 e-tron will be presented. However, its market premiere will take place before 2020. The model will compete with electric vehicles by category Tesla Model S.