Audi has improved the e-tron SUV to prolong its driving range per charge, and added an S line trim.
The upgrades concern the high-end Audi e-tron 55 quattro version that now offers 15.5 miles (25 km) more and can cover 271 miles (436 km) according to WLTP. It is 20 miles (32 km) over the range the rivaling Mercedes-Benz EQC provides.
The e-tron 50 with a shorter range receives no updates: it has been recently unveiled and due to arrive in early 2020.
This technical revision has not affected the entry-level price of the model: it leaves the same in Germany (€80,900), and will probably remain unchanged on other markets: £70,845 (UK), $74,800 (USA), €83 880 (France), etc.
The upgrades are taken from the new e-tron Sportback. Audi reworked the regenerative braking system and the cooling system. The first now makes the three modes more distinctive, providing a “more pronounced one-pedal feeling”.
The new S line trim is also added. It offers 20-inch alloy wheels, an air suspension, prominent spoiler and diffuser and an S-style bumper.