2021 Audi e-tron SUV family: making going electric with an e-tron more accessible and enhancing performance

  • All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback joins e-tron SUV, on sale now
  • Fully electric e-tron Sportback adds dynamic coupe design to e-tron SUV platform
  • Increased range from previous model years and more accessible for more luxury buyers to go fully electric

HERNDON, Va., August 5, 2020 – The 2021 Audi e-tron SUV family receives an impressive host of updates and a new, compelling price point for the 2021 model year. The fully electric Audi models offer refined SUV designs, with everyday utility and distinctive road presence. The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are the first and second fully electric vehicles in the Audi lineup, laddering up to the brand’s commitment to 30 percent of the U.S. model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025.

More range, attractive price point

New for model year 2021, the Audi e-tron model lines receive impressive revised packaging, including attractive entry pricing with a new Premium trim level. As a result, the e-tron SUV is offered at $65,900 starting MSRP for the model year 2021, a decrease of close to $9,000 from the starting MSRP of the model year 2019 Premium Plus e-tron. The e-tron lineup also receives a number of technical spec enhancements for improved utility. Through optimized drive system hardware and software adjustments, the 2021 e-tron achieves efficiency improvements resulting in an EPA-estimated range of 222 miles, an increase of 18 miles. Meanwhile, the e-tron Sportback delivers an EPA-estimated range of 218 miles.

As technology progresses, the e-tron lineup has seen its most significant improvements with available battery capacity and efficiency. For a more efficient configuration, thanks to a number of optimizations, the front electric motor is able to be entirely disengaged, dramatically reducing power usage when not needed. Only when the driver demands more power or traction do both motors spring into action, providing the surefootedness of Audi quattro® technology and the powerful dynamics Audi is known for.

In addition, the usable amount of the high-voltage battery has increased for the model year 2021 e-tron lineup. The battery in the Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback have a total capacity of 95 kWh and now gives customers access to a net energy figure of 86.5 kWh— almost 3 kWh more than 2019 e-tron model. The energy buffer is designed to help ensure customers enjoy sustained battery performance throughout the life of the vehicle.

Enhancing the charging experience are dual charge ports on the driver and passenger side of the vehicles, newly available on the Premium Plus trims of the e-tron and e-tron Sportback.

Convenience Plus Package complements new Premium trim

In response to customer feedback, enhancements have been made to every category for model year 2021 e-tron vehicles for a more accessible and well packaged portfolio. Unique to the e-tron SUV, in addition to the entry Premium trim is the available distinct Convenience Plus Package, featuring the Driver assistance package and Black exterior trim kit including matte black grille, front and rear bumper trim and on the e-tron SUV, matte black roof rails.

Continued commitment toward a sustainable future

The e-tron and newly introduced e-tron Sportback mark the first and second fully electric models in the Audi brand‘s commitment to 30 percent of the U.S. model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025. After the introduction of the e-tron SUV in spring 2019, plug-in hybrid derivatives of Audi Q5, A7 and A8 have joined the U.S. lineup. On the EV front, the recently introduced e-tron Sportback is expected to be followed by the fully electric e-tron GT high-performance sport sedan and Audi Q4 e-tron compact SUV. The e-tron SUVs are manufactured in Audi’s first vehicle assembly plant in Europe certified as carbon-neutral by Belgian testing company Vincotte and represents one of the many steps contributing toward a more sustainable future.

 

2021 Audi e-tron SUV Key specifications:

Horsepower

355 (402 with Boost Mode)

0-60 (seconds)

5.5 (with Boost Mode)

Battery

95 kWh

EPA-estimated range (miles)

222

EPA-estimated MPGe (city/highway/combined)

78/78/78 MPGe

 

Premium

Premium w/
Convenience Plus Package

Premium Plus

Prestige

$65,900

$69,400

$74,800

$79,100

  • 20” 5-spoke wheels
  • Comfort pre-conditioning
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tailgate
  • Audi sound system
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Privacy glass for rear windows and tailgate
  • Heated, auto-dimming, power-folding exterior mirrors with memory
  • Homelink & Integrated Toll Module
  • Premium equipment +
  • Driver assistance package
  • Black optic exterior kit
  • Premium equipment +
  • Glass optic & aluminum look buttons
  • Dual charge ports
  • Driver assistance package
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated & ventilated twelve-way power front seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • 4-way power lumbar for driver & passenger
  • Matrix-design LED headlights w/animation
  • 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Audi phonebox with wireless charging
  • Premium Plus equipment +
  • Head-up display with navigation information
  • Individual contour front seats including massage functions
  • Full Leather package (dashboard, door armrests and center console)
  • Multi-color LED interior ambient lighting
  • Dual pane acoustic glass for side windows
  • Air quality system (ionizer and aromatization)
  • Power door closers
  • Sunshades for rear windows

 

 

A potential federal tax credit for purchasing an Audi e-tron up to $7,500 may apply.

Additional municipal & state tax credits may be available depending on locality. See energy.gov for eligibility details. Starting MSRP of $65,900 for a 2021 Audi e-tron quattro®. All prices listed exclude destination charge ($1,095), taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

 

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback Key specifications:

Horsepower

355 (402 with Boost Mode)

0-60 (seconds)

5.5 (with Boost Mode)

Battery

95 kWh

EPA-estimated range (miles)

218

EPA-estimated MPGe (city/highway/combined)

76/78/77 MPGe

 

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

$69,100

$78,000

$82,300

  • S line exterior package
  • 20” 5-spoke wheels
  • Comfort pre-conditioning
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tailgate
  • Audi sound system
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Privacy glass for rear windows and tailgate
  • Heated, auto-dimming, power-folding exterior mirrors with memory
  • Homelink & Integrated toll module
  • Premium equipment +
  • Glass optic & aluminum look buttons
  • Dual charge ports
  • Driver assistance package
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated & ventilated twelve-way power front seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • 4-way power lumbar for driver & passenger
  • Matrix-design LED headlights w/animation
  • 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Audi phonebox with wireless charging
  • Premium Plus equipment +
  • Head-up display with navigation information
  • Individual contour front seats including massage functions
  • Full Leather package (dashboard, door armrests and center console)
  • Multi-color LED interior ambient lighting
  • Dual pane acoustic glass for side windows
  • Air quality system (ionizer and aromatization)
  • Power door closers
  • Sunshades for rear windows

 

 

A potential federal tax credit for purchasing an Audi e-tron or an Audi e-tron Sportback up to $7,500 may apply.

Additional municipal & state tax credits may be available depending on locality. See energy.gov for eligibility details. Starting MSRP of $69,100 for a 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback quattro®. All prices listed exclude destination charge ($1,095), taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

 

 

ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.845 million vehicles globally in 2019. In the U.S., Audi of America sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. market in the next two years. Globally, the brand aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Always obey local speed and traffic laws.

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback MPGe EPA estimates 76 city/78 highway/77 combined.  EPA estimated total range is 218 miles.  2021 Audi e-tron MPGe EPA estimates 78 city/ 78 highway 78 combined. EPA estimated total range is 222 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including weather and temperature, driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

110/240V charging hardware included with the vehicle. Optional cabinet, installation and wiring costs are extra and will vary. See your participating dealer for details.

Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices and do not include destination and delivery ($1,095), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

An individual who purchases an e-tron® may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The tax credit referenced above is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. A Federal tax credit may be available on the purchase of a qualifying vehicle. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Audi’s control and are subject to change without notice.

Integrated Toll Module requires registration and paid subscription with BestPass, Inc. Subscription fee does not cover individual tolls. Coverage area limited. See bestpass.com for details.

Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

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