New 2017 Audi R8 E-tron Model Debuts

Saturday, March 28th 2015. | Audi

Audi has a lot of ways in order to attract buyers by producing some great cars for the global market. At this time, it is mentioned that the company would be very busy to prepare their supercar named, 2017 Audi R8 . The concept has been introduced at Geneva Motor Show and it will be supported with the petrol engine. It could be a strong rivals for other super cars because the excellent engine and performance. It is quite surprising to know because before many people suggested if the company should support it with electric unit and plug-in hybrid model that should be introduced. It means that the engine should be gasoline powered version for 2017 Audi R8.

2017 Audi R8 E-tron Front

2017 Audi R8 E-tron Review

The previous model was built with the battery pack capacity about 49 kWh and at this time it would be higher for about 92 kWh. On single charge, the car could reach about 280 miles with this new battery. However, the range could be lower if you push it hard for the similar conditions and tracks. About the electricity, 2017 Audi R8 is able to produce about 455 horsepower and also 679 pound-feet of torque. The higher capacity works well for a long ride with the max speed about 131 or 155 mph depends on the chosen setup.


The acceleration is about 3.9 seconds from 0 to 62 mph which is more efficient and responsive than before. It goes with rear wheel drive system which is completed with integrated target torque vectoring through optimal grip. Audi also offers 2017 Audi R8 with electromechanical brake system to give high brake regeneration rates to give higher level of braking.


Although some rumors mentioned that the car will be offered soon, it is possible to be in the dealership around summer this year but there is no official confirmation yet. In fact, Audi will prepare it as a supercar with lower level of pollution than before with the support of electricity and powerful powertrain. In addition, 2017 Audi R8 is offered with high capacity of battery pack so that all features are added for the comfort of the drivers.


It is hard to deny that it could be one of the leaders on the market once it is released. There is a strong prediction that the car will get Audi Space Frame platform with the combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. It sounds futuristic for 2017 Audi R8 but this way will give a reduced weight around the chassis and other parts of its bodywork. The improvement around the battery pack is also great.

2017 Audi R8 E-tron Price

The main rivals for this new generation will be Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe and Acura NSX. The price tag is still unknown for 2017 Audi R8 but we think that the starting price could be about $120,000. Other sources mentioned that the cost could be more than $150,000.

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