Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport, has showed the corporate will be offering electrified models from the yr 2020, consistent with a brand new article out of the United Kingdom.
According to a report from Autocar, Audi’s efficiency boss showed “this will start by the end of 2020, with the first car of Audi Sport, and then there will be more coming” within the subsequent decade.
Despite the British e-newsletter touting the approaching vehicles as ‘electrified vehicles’ – hinting at hybrids in addition to natural electrics – Winkelmann stated this “revolution” comes to the creation of “battery electrical automobiles“, the time period typically used for pure-electric vehicles.
If it’s EVs Winkelmann is regarding, it’s now not the primary time Audi has introduced electrical models underneath the Quattro/Audi Sport sub-brand.
The R8 supercar used to be in reality introduced in all-electric e-tron shape (above) till remaining yr, pumping out 340kW of energy and 920Nm of torque from its dual-rear electrical motors – permitting it to dash from Zero-100km/h in three.nine seconds.
A 92kWh battery pack allowed for a claimed riding vary of round 450km, and rapid charged in underneath two hours.
Meanwhile, Audi Sport’s boss additionally hinted at extra go-fast SUV models.
“We are also looking into cars which are, let’s say, in a growing segment or a body segment which is growing. These are the Qs,” Winkelmann instructed Autocar.
“We will get more of them and we think that this is going to help us because every car we are building, and every car we are investing in, should have global visibility, so not just in Europe but in Asia and the Americas.”
Winkelmann added that the corporate’s turbocharged combustion engines are set to stick so long as they may be able to, in spite of the rush for electrification.
“We are not forgetting our icons, so we will continue to build them,” he stated.
“Even if we keep in mind that electrification is important for us, legislators permitting, our turbo engines will stay because we are very proud of these.”
One of those new Audi Sport ‘Q’ models is the manufacturing model of the Q8 idea (above, best), which has been proven in each ‘regular’ and ‘Sport’ guises.
The same old model of Audi’s flagship SUV shall be introduced someday in 2018, so be expecting the Audi Sport variant to be launched both past due subsequent yr or early-2019.
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Audi Sport launching electrified models from 2020 – report