The Audi Company is planning to unveil a new model late next year by the name 2017 Audi R8 e-tron. This upcoming model is to incorporate the best of the best elements in the automotive industry. Audi is determined to show its expertise in this long-awaited auto. Despite the fact that the interior upholstery and exterior design won’t differ much from its predecessors, it’s expected that the model will be one of its kinds.
2017 Audi R8 e-tron – Interior, Exterior Design:
The interior of the upcoming 2017 Audi R8 e-tron features elegant soft leather, CFRP surfaces, and Alcantara. The seats have a prominent CFRP chassis; of which each of them weighs just 17.6 kilograms (38.80 lb). LED strips in the instrument cluster indicate the coolant temperature and battery charge level. The large power meter presents the level of power yield and energy recovery on a wide scale ranging from 0 to 100 percent. There is a 7-inch shading monitor for the driver information system; together with the MMI monitor, it shows all important facts about electric driving. These include power consumption (in kW/h per 100 km), the chosen energy recovery level, the amount of energy recovered and an animated graphic of the energy stream. Also, the range is displayed graphically in the navigation system’s map view.
Audi has fitted the new 2017 Audi R8 e-tron with a synthetic e-sound, which is audible to a distance of about 60 km/h (37.28 mph). A small computer generates the frequencies from data supplied by the drive controller, and a solid speaker system placed on the under body directs it to the surface of the road.
The Audi R8 e-tron wheel brakes at the rear are electro-mechanical flexible screw brakes. Electrically actuated and controlled ball screw drives press the pads against the discs with lightning speed. There is a hydraulic braking system that halts the front wheels, with two vacuum pumps generating the required partial vacuum.
The interior mirror is another innovation in the upcoming 2017 Audi R8 e-tron. A high-resolution display measuring 6.8 inches diagonally, in AMOLED technology (active matrix organic light emitting diode), takes the place of the interior mirror. A small, very elite camera captures the image across a wide field of view. A prominent control unit makes sure that the image is appearing on the display always has high contrast and brilliance. The AMOLED display, a mere 7 millimeters (0.28 in) thick, offers ten times the contrast and 30 percent better energy efficiency compared to an LCD monitor.
2017 Audi R8 e-tron – Engine Options:
The V8 will have a replacement for the base model of the car with the 2.0-liter engine that is currently powering the RS3 Sport back. The engine will produce 456 hp and 679 lb-ft of torque. The accelerating speed of 62 mph from a standstill will be 3.9 seconds, and top speed is rated at 155 mph.
2017 Audi R8 e-tron – Possible Arrival Date and Price:
With the R8 costing $115,900, it’s expected that the upcoming 2017 Audi R8 e-tron model will start selling at around $164,500 or somewhere in the vicinity, especially considering the enormously long development time and fine features. The model is expected to make its global debut late next year.