2019 Audi e-tron Unveiled on Stage in San Francisco
After numerous teases, Audi is finally ready to reveal its first mass-market electric car to the world. The 2019 Audi e-tron is an SUV aimed at the Tesla Model X, but it will also do battle with the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC when it arrives on U.S. shores next year. The exterior styling is fairly standard SUV, giving little hint of the electric powertrain underneath. Despite choosing an SUV body rather than a more slippery sedan shape, Audi claims aerodynamic efficiency was a priority. Everything from the design of the standard 20-inch wheels to recessed screw connection points was done to cheat the wind, according to Audi. The e-tron’s drag coefficient of 0.28 is better than an I-Pace’s 0.29, but not as good as a Model X’s 0.25.