A couple of yr after the debut of the Audi e-tron SUV, the four-ringed model determined to develop a sportier model, one which was a bit extra enjoyable to drive. So it launched the Audi e-tron S, with a brand new powertrain and a few extra thrilling dealing with. Nevertheless, it nonetheless lacks a aggressive vary and it’s very costly, so some fanatics have been left a bit chilly by the e-tron S. Not Car Magazine, although, who appears to be somewhat impressed by it.
Most of that impression comes from the tri-motor setup of the Audi e-tron S. Reasonably than having a single EV motor at both axle, like the usual automobile, the “S” mannequin will get three electrical motors; one motor on the entrance axle and two on the rear. In reality, the usual dual-motor e-tron makes use of a bigger motor on the again and a smaller one on the entrance. Whereas the e-tron S makes use of two of the smaller ones out again and one of many bigger one up entrance. So it form of flips the motor dimension as nicely.
The explanation for placing two electrical motors on the rear axle is about extra than simply including energy. Sure, it’s extra highly effective, making 496 bhp and 717 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, the twin rear motors are designed to fine-tune the ability distribution. Like a limited-slip differential, solely a lot sooner, having two motors on the again helps to distribute energy to whichever wheel wants it extra, for extra exact and interesting dealing with.
In keeping with Automotive Magazine, it’s really helped fairly a bit, because the Audi e-tron S is taken into account to be an attractive and enjoyable SUV. It nonetheless lacks the vary of a Tesla and it’s nonetheless not as enjoyable as a correct efficiency automobile nevertheless it’s extra enjoyable than you would possibly suppose and it’s actually a step in the proper route.