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ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE Expanding their electrified offering, Audi have added to the e-tron line with the new e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback, electrifying the ’S’ lineage for the first time. Utilising three electric motors, the e-tron S Sportback operates with two on the rear axle and one for the front delivering 370kW of power - which equates to almost 500hp - and a staggering 973Nm of torque. What’s more, the full power offering is available immediately when in ’S’ gear shifting you incredibly smoothly - thanks to the absence of gears - from zero to sixty-two miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds, in near complete silence. The full boost drive system is available for eight seconds at a time but can be used multiple times in a row. Bringing even better performance to the already impressive e-tron is achieved by some clever motor use. Taking the rearaxle motor used in the e-tron and positioning it on the front then

utilising the front-axle motor from the e-tron and shifting it to the rear with an additional identical unit, means the e-tron S and S Sportback boast a three motor system able to deliver the necessary performance and drive required to not only accelerate so quickly, but also maintain Audi’s credentials when it comes to Quattro performance. The drive characteristics have an even greater rear bias than the entry e-tron delivering an even sportier drive. If the ESC stabilization control is set to “sport” and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system is set to “dynamic” the drive layout facilitates a high level of transverse dynamics and, upon request, controlled drifts as well with the driving behavior remaining predictable at all times. However, the electric all-wheel drive system with electric torque vectoring constantly manages the cars grip meaning you will remain on the road - or enjoy driving

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