we All remember the Audi R8 e-tron that was presented last year at the Geneva motor show. After several prototypes, the mark of the four rings dared to launch its sporty 100% electric with the same renewed image of the second-generation V10 engine. Now comes the sad news that after a little over a year this model is dismissed, as the German manufacturer has decided to cease its production.
The reason is no other than the bad results in sales. Since its launch have been sold less than 100 units the R8 e-tron, a lot less than what was expected. The main reasons have been its high price, reaches one million euros, and also the difficulty of getting to him. According to the source to acquire the sporty electric had to scroll directly to the headquarters of Audi in Ingolstadt (Germany).
has Not been told the exact number of units sold, but certainly “less than 100” is a figure dismally. Therefore the Audi R8 e-tron will be terminated after a short life of just a year and a half. What is certain is that on paper had a very good pint. It came with two electric motors that developed nothing less than 460 HP and an impressive torque of 920 Nm. The battery had a capacity of 92 kWh.
Thanks to this, got a performance which is nearly the height of his brother with V10 engine. Accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and its maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h. In addition to that has a autonomy of 450 km. It seems that Audi will spend page after this model, and could focus on make a sporty hybrid, is that the current trend in other brands. Although to confirm this, will have to wait for an official confirmation.
Source – Car and Driver