Ahead of its local launch in July, the 2020 Audi e-tron has been priced for Australia. Initially available in six different models with two different power levels and two different bodystyles, the e-tron will be priced from $137,700 plus on-road costs – just $200 less than its main rival, the Mercedes-Benz EQC. 

Audi e-tron available to order online at audi.com.au from June 19th.

All 2020 Audi e-tron models are equipped with lithium-ion battery pack (71kWh in the 50, 95kWh in the 55) and an electric motor providing power to all four wheels. The 50 produces 230kW of power and 540Nm of torque, while the 55 ups these figures to 265kW and 561Nm (although 300kW/664Nm is available for up to eight seconds at a time as part of an boost feature.

Audi claims that the e-tron 50 hits 100km/h from a standstill in 6.8 seconds – the 55 lowers that to 5.7 seconds. Audi claims that the e-tron 50 can travel up to 347km, while the larger battery pack of the 55 allows it to travel up to 446km

Audi e-tron available to order online at audi.com.au from June 19th.

All models come with an 11kW AC home charging kit, which is capable of fully charging the e-tron 50 in six hours and the 55 in eight and a half hours. The car is also 150kW DC fast-charging capable, in which both models can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes, and 100 per cent in 45 minutes. 

The e-tron 50 includes LED lighting, keyless entry/start, an electric bootlid with gesture control, heated/auto-folding mirrors, leather upholstery with electrically adjustable/heated front seats with driver’s memory functionality, a 12.3-inch centre screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and digital radio.

Safety kit is lengthy too with auto emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection up to 85km/h, adaptive cruise control with strop and go functionality, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with front and rear cross-traffic alert, rear AEB, exit warning, and a 360-degree parking camera.

The 2020 Audi e-tron 50 and 55 feature 20-inch wheels, while all e-tron Sportback and First Editions increase this to 21-inch. The Sportback models also feature S line exterior styling with sportier front and rear bumpers, colour-coded panels and other trim changes, as well as higher quality ‘Valcona’ leather upholstery and a heads-up display.

The 2020 Audi e-tron First Edition adds equipment such as digital exterior mirrors, unique 21-inch alloy wheels, orange brake callipers, black exterior trims, a 14-speaker sound system, sports seats, four-zone climate control and privacy glass. 

Audi e-tron available to order online at audi.com.au from June 19th.

Available for both 50 ($9,700) and 55 ($6,700) models is the Premium Plus Package, which adds content such as 21-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, privacy glass, a heads-up display, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, electric steering column adjustment, four-zone climate control and upgraded interior ambient lighting. 

All e-tron models come with six years of roadside assist and a six-year charging subscription from ChargeFox, as well as an eight-year/160,000km drivetrain warranty. 

2020 Audi e-tron pricing (plus on-road costs)

50: $137,700

55: $146,700

Sportback 50: $148,700

Sportback 55: $157,700

55 First Edition: $159,600

Sportback 55 First Edition: $169,950

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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