New Audi e-tron facelift with 350+ mile range arriving in 2022 – Report

In September 2018, the Audi e-tron debuted as the brand’s first all-electric SUV. The e-tron Sportback with a softer roof followed in November 2019 as the premium electric SUV-coupe. Both models will receive a facelift together in the second half of 2022, as per a report from Autocar.

The British publication says that a high-ranking Audi official confirmed a new Audi e-tron facelift and a new Audi e-tron Sportback facelift in the pipeline. The refreshed EVs will have “a number of technical updates,” the source said. Powertrain upgrades will increase the range (WLTP) to more than 600 km/373 miles, as per the report, which should involve a new battery pack. As in the old model, the low-riding Sportback version, with superior aerodynamics, would allow the maximum possible range in the new e-tron family.

Audi e-tron Sportback charging
The current e-tron can travel up to 452 km (281 miles) in its Sportback version. Image Source: Audi

2021 Audi e-tron family

The e-tron and e-tron Sportback come in three variants each, with a range of up to 441 km (WLTP) and 452 km (WLTP), respectively. The base variants (50) share a 64 kWh (net)/71 kWh (gross) battery pack. The mid-tier variants (55) and top-end variants (S) pack a bigger, 86 kWh (net)/95 kWh (gross) battery pack instead. There’s no word on the changes to the design, features, or performance figures yet. You can take a look at the specs of the current models in the tables below:

Audi e-tron specifications

Aspecte-tron 50 quattro Specse-tron 55 quattro Specse-tron S Specs
Motor(s)TwoTwoThree
Drivetrain LayoutAWDAWDAWD
Power230 kW (308 hp)300 kW (402 hp)370 kW (496 hp)
Torque540 Nm (398 Lb.-Ft.)664 Nm (490 Lb.-Ft.)973 Nm (718 Lb.-Ft.)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h or 0-62 mph)6.8 seconds5.7 seconds4.5 seconds
Top Speed190 km/h (118 mph)200 km/h (124 mph)210 km/h (130 mph)
Battery Pack Capacity64 kWh (net)/71 kWh (gross)86 kWh (net)/95 kWh (gross)86 kWh (net)/95 kWh (gross)
Range (WLTP)341 km (212 miles)441 km (274 miles)374 km (232 miles)

Audi e-tron Sportback specifications

Aspecte-tron Sportback 50 quattro Specse-tron Sportback 55 quattro Specse-tron Sportback S Specs
Motor(s)TwoTwoThree
Drivetrain LayoutAWDAWDAWD
Power230 kW (308 hp)300 kW (402 hp)370 kW (496 hp)
Torque540 Nm (398 Lb.-Ft.)664 Nm (490 Lb.-Ft.)973 Nm (718 Lb.-Ft.)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h or 0-62 mph)6.8 seconds5.7 seconds4.5 seconds
Top Speed190 km/h (118 mph)200 km/h (124 mph)210 km/h (130 mph)
Battery Pack Capacity64 kWh (net)/71 kWh (gross)86 kWh (net)/95 kWh (gross)86 kWh (net)/95 kWh (gross)
Range (WLTP)350 km (217 miles)452 km (281 miles)380 km (236 miles)

According to a recent report from Automobilwoche, the e-tron and e-tron Sportback will cease to exist three years after their facelift (2025). The Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron due in 2023 will serve as their respective successors.

2023 Audi e-tron FAQs

What is the new Audi e-tron facelift release date?

The new Audi e-tron facelift will arrive in the second half of 2022.

What will be the new Audi e-tron facelift range?

The Audi e-tron facelift will be able to travel more than 600 km (373 miles).

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