Audi E-tron Quattro Concept Previews Electric SUV

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Audi is giving us a taste of what its new all-electric SUV will look like with the e-tron Quattro Concept.

Set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the concept previews Audi’s upcoming electric SUV that is supposed to arrive on the market around 2017.

An all-electric range of over 310 miles is expected from the SUV thanks to new batteries and optimized aerodynamics. Audi says the SUV has the same 0.25 drag coefficient as the Toyota Prius.

SEE ALSO: Audi Q6 e-tron to use LG Chem, Samsung SDI Batteries for 310-Mile Range

Te size of the new SUV will sit between the Q5 and Q7, while the roofline will stay flat to mimic a coupe. Audi placed the battery pack between the axles, right underneath the passenger compartment to help give the SUV a low center of gravity and decent balance.

The system works with three electric motors; one on the front axle and two in the rear, providing all-wheel drive capability to the SUV.

Inside, a new OLED touchscreen interface will be present, as shown in the above gallery.

The Audi e-tron Quattro Concept will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and AutoGuide.com will be there to capture the action live.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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