www.automosys.com – Auto world has been so crowded with the rumors that Audi is going to unleash the new model of A9. The so called 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron actually has become a hot issue since few years ago. Back then in 2016, the car maker had confirmed that A9 would receive its new model in 2020. Before, rumor has it that Audi planned to create A9 as a 4-door coupe with larger body. However, fans finally find out the carmaker changed the plan and make it an electric sedan. This, of course, makes Audi A9 E-Tron a strong competitor for Tesla S.
The upcoming Audi A9 was expected to bring the concept of E-tron Quattro, as revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2015. Coming with similar exterior design, the new model will boast new concept for drivetrain. This 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron is also predicted to share technology with Q6 E-Tron. Considering both of them are known as electric cars, it is clear enough Audi is making a strategy to increase the lineup. However, more details about A9 E-tron are not yet confirmed by the carmaker.
2020 Audi A9 E-Tron Exterior
When it comes to the exterior, A9-Etron is predicted to have similar body design to the new model of A8. Yet, Audi still has choices to make it a little bit longer. From the fenders and doors, you will notice the upcoming 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron share exterior design with Audi A8. Apart from this fact, the new model of A9 will also bring fresh design especially from the roofline and fascia. The two aspects are features that distinguish the A9 from the A8.
The new model of A9 is going to boast coupe rear section combined with C pillars and raked rear glass. The redesign will also involve wide grille as well as beast’s eyes headlamps that comes with LED technology. To enhance its appearance, horizontal LED strips are also equipped below the headlamps. To make it looks more like a sedan, lower bumper and flatter grille are also taken into account. Combining bumper with sportier design, it is not a surprise the 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron will boast robust design and muscular looking.
From the rear side, the upcoming Audi A9 will share design with A8. You will notice the clean and simple layout that employs slender taillights as well as trunk lid spoiler and mild bumper. In a nut shell, the exterior of Audi A9 E-Tron provides elegant and sleek appearance that makes it a recognizable vehicle in the highway. 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron should be confident to compete with Tesla Model S. Model S from Tesla as its strong competitor boasts sporty design, yet, it involves organic cues. The vehicle employs rounded edges both for headlamps and front grille, while its belt line looks more like coke bottle. The rear side looks sporty with trunklid spoiler and wide haunches. Chrome strips that connect the taillights define the style of Model S.
2020 Audi A9 E-Tron Interior
While you can find detailed information about new Audi A9 exterior, it will be a different story for the interior. Audi A9 interior is like a mystery that not many experts have predictions in detail about the cabin style. Despite of this fact, you can expect much from the interior of 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron. The awesome E-tron Quattro cabin can be an inspiration for upcoming Audi A9 to design its interior. It involves simple dashboard with wide and clean nuance on passenger side. There is a massive touchscreen in the center stack section as well as console that employs drivetrain control and display.
You will also find the third wide screen located behind the wheel, allowing you to control instrument such as navigation. When it comes to steering wheel, 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron is predicted to boast sporty design with three-spoke design. Convenient is also another aspect offered by Audi A9, proven by bolstered seats with spacious leg room. Even though the new model of Audi A9 will place the battery in the floor, it will not make a change to your convenience. Overall, the interior design of upcoming A9 is awesome. It employs fine material that involves Alcantara and leather upholstery and glossy trim.
2020 Audi A9 E-Tron Drivetrain
It has been clear enough that new Audi A9 will use EV platform as you can find in E-tron Quattro concept. The vehicle will come with aluminum underpinnings combined with 3 electric motors located at the front, and back. The drive management system sends power to four wheels that use electronic torque vectoring. The upcoming 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron provides two different modes, namely Drive and Sport. Considering from E-tron Quattro, the basic model is able to deliver 429 horsepower while Sport model is able to generate 496 horsepower with 590 lb ft of torque.
This prediction is considered safe enough to resemble Audi A9 with E-tron Quattro instead of Audi A9 Chameleon or other series. However, Audi also has another choice to provide different output for its new vehicle, which means it possibly receives fewer horsepower. In addition to the concept, 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron will be able to hit 60 mph only in 4.6 seconds. Talking about the battery, this vehicle is predicted to employ 95 kWh unit liquid-cooled. Another option turns up that Audi A9 will use inductive charging port, including a sophisticated technology that allows the vehicle to automatically park over a charging plate.
2020 Audi A9 E-Tron Prices
Speaking up the price, this upcoming hero from Audi is worth approximately $120,000 for the basic model. The cost assumption is designed to be higher, allowing you to get clear calculation in case you wish to have one. It is safe assumption compared to Tesla Model S with $121,500 as the highest price for Model S P100D basic model. However, it is considered too early to talk about price. 2020 Audi A9 E-Tron car is scheduled to be hit the market in 2019 or early 2020. (Picture: topspeed.com)