Audi has bolstered its e-tron electric SUV’s model range with the addition of an entry-level option dubbed the 50 quattro.
The differences over the existing 55 quattro lie in the powertrain. The new variant is fitted with a smaller 71kWh battery (a 25 per cent reduction, from 95kWh) that delivers a WLTP-certified range of 300 kilometres (down from 400km).
All-wheel-drive is still standard, though motor outputs have dropped to 230kW of power and 540Nm of torque. The 0-100km/h sprint is completed in 7.0 seconds, toward a limted 190km/h top speed.
The e-tron 50 features 120kW DC fast-charging capabilities – compared to the 150kW of its more powerful sibling – which can boost its range from 0 to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.
The 2020 Audi e-tron 50 goes on sale in Europe in early 2020, with similar equipment levels to the 55. Audi Australia has not confirmed whether it will be making the trip Down Under.