Audi E-tron Sportback review

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Introduction

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Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, once said: “If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.” Of course, Anna (aka, Miss ‘devil wears Prada’, herself) was most likely referring to her many rivals, but she could have just as easily been talking about the car you see before you – the Audi E-tron Sportback. 

You see, the Sportback is essentially an E-tron electric SUV in a bespoke suit. Gone is the standard car’s bulky posterior, replaced with a coupé-like silhouette and a liftback-style tailgate that lends the Sportback a more elegant appearance. Look closer and you’ll notice that Audi’s designers (or should that be tailors?) have also made other alterations, fitting more aggressively styled bumpers, innovative digital matrix LED headlights (more on those later) and larger 21in wheels.

As with the regular E-tron, though, three variants are available: the 50 quattro, which produces 309bhp and has a 71kWh battery that gives it an official range of up to 190 miles; the 55 quattro, with 402bhp, a 95kWh battery and a 247-mile range; and the range-topping S, which can manage only 225 miles, despite also using the 95kWh battery, but hikes power to 496bhp.

The E-tron Sportback’s closest rival is the Jaguar I-Pace – another fully-electric SUV that trades some practicality for sleek looks. However, it’s also priced similarly to more conventional looking electric SUVs, such as the BMW iX3 and Mercedes EQC.

In this review, we'll run you through all of the Audi E-tron Sportback’s strengths and weaknesses, tell you how it compares with its key rivals and reveal which version makes most sense. And remember, if you decide to buy an E-tron Sportback, or indeed any other car, be sure to head over to our New Car Deals section to find out how much we could save you on the brochure price.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typeselectric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£0 / £0
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£0 / £0

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