It’s surprising that a lot of ordinary people have never heard of Audi. Most people don’t even know how to pronounce Audi. The truth is, however, Audi is one of the three best selling luxury carmakers in the world. There are also a lot of things that people might not realize about Audi that can only be seen in some subtle ways.
A Lesson from Tony Stark
Tony Stark showed how fast his Audi R8 is in the first two Iron Man movies. It is especially evident on Iron Man II, when he is required to drive hundreds of miles to attend a Congressional Hearing, and instead of taking his airplane, he just drove there. In a subtle way, it proved to the world that Audi cars are one of the fastest, best performing, and safest cars in the world.
Audi e-tron Concept Cars
The competition nowadays is about being eco-friendly. If a car’s performance, even a luxury vehicle, would have a negative effect on the environment, it can expect a lot of criticism from a lot of people and could greatly affect their sales. Most luxury car manufacturers resolve this problem through engines and body builds that are fuel-efficient and produce less emission.
The most popular electric car is the Tesla. Audi answered with the e-tron series. As it appears, the e-tron car series are still concept cars. Nonetheless, it is a step of Audi towards a better environment. One of its e-tron cars was shown in the movie Iron Man III, driven by Robert Downey, Jr. The Audi R8 e-tron is now available for building upon the purchaser’s request.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, however, is no longer a concept car. Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi showed the world how much it cared about the environment. In the middle of 2014, it has been on sale across Europe.
Audi e-tron Concept Performance
As concept cars, the performance of e-tron is still uncertain. The development of the Audi R8 e-tron has shown a battery capacity that can reach up to 450 km per charge. The distance is surely to bring the car owner to far places. For those that want an e-tron now, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, a plug-in hybrid car, is available for purchase.
The power of the R8 e-tron, though, cannot be ignored. The engine is expected to produce 309 hp which can push the R8 e-tron from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. However, the performance of the A3 Sportback e-tron is already a reality. With an engine that can bring the car from 0-100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds and a battery range of 950 km, it surely is a powerful eco-friendly sports car.