The Audi E-Tron is getting a new and considerably cheaper entry level for the 2021 mannequin 12 months. Audi is introducing an entry-level Premium trim with a base price coming in $8,900 cheaper than final 12 months’s base E-Tron. Now, the bottom E-Tron final 12 months was the Premium Plus trim, so that is primarily a de-contented E-Tron that you just’re getting for a lot cheaper than earlier than. Both the Premium Plus and Prestige trims have the very same MSRP in 2021 as they did in 2020.
That new base price? It’s $66,995, together with the $1,095 vacation spot cost. Since the vacation spot cost is $100 more in 2021 than it was in 2020 ($995), that successfully makes the price reduce $8,800 year-to-year. For an electrical crossover as costly because the E-Tron is, this price reduce makes it far more tolerable.
Here’s what you’re dropping with the cheaper Premium trim: Matrix-design LED headlights, heated and ventilated 12-way energy entrance seats, four-way energy lumbar for driver & passenger, heated rear seats, 3D Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi cellphone field with wi-fi charging, glass optic and aluminum-look buttons, and the driving force help package deal. However, that package deal may be added again on by way of the Convenience Plus Package that prices $3,500 and additionally provides the Black optic exterior design equipment for blacked-out trim. There’s more than simply the cheaper price to think about this 12 months, although.
Audi has discovered a method to eke out some extra range from the automobile. The official EPA ranking has shot up from 204 miles to 222 miles due to a variety of optimizations and software program enhancements. For starters, Audi has elevated the usable quantity of the battery by nearly Three kWh as much as 86.5 kWh. It’s nonetheless holding again on the 95 kWh battery pack for a similar causes as earlier than (longevity and sustained efficiency all through the car’s life), however clients will get a little more this 12 months. Additionally, Audi says that the entrance electrical motor may be totally disengaged for 2021. This permits for a dramatic enhance in effectivity, because the automobile will run solely on the rear motor more often than not. The entrance motor solely comes into the equation when the facility demand dictates it, or the rear tires lose traction.
One different enhancement Audi made to the E-Tron this 12 months is including a second charging port. Now you may cost by way of each side of the automobile with one flap on the driving force facet and one other on the passenger facet. However, you’ll must get the Premium Plus trim so as to add the second port, as the bottom Premium trim continues to make do with one.
In addition to the bottom E-Tron pricing, Audi has additionally launched E-Tron Sportback pricing. Just just like the common E-Tron, the Sportback has three trims this 12 months: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The coupe-styled E-Tron is more costly than the standard crossover by $3,200, leaving it with a beginning price of $70,195. The totally decked-out Prestige prices a whopping $83,395. Do take into account that each variations of E-Tron are eligible for the $7,500 federal authorities tax credit score. The up to date E-Trons can be found at Audi dealerships now.