Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept Has 250 LEDs On Its Front Bumper

Futuristic Audi e-tron concept previewed in new sketches

Audi has revealed an all-new electric concept auto at the Shanghai Motor Show, with a production variant of the e-tron expected to enter production in 2019.

While the entire styling is being revealed via the design sketches, we can rest assured the reality is somewhat different - though we can easily imagine the concept will have huge wheels, just the proportions will look different in reality.

Last month, we learned that Audi plans to release an electric sports auto and electric compact after the quattro e-tron SUV.

This results in a 0-62mph run of 4.5 seconds, while a "boost" mode can increase the power to 496bhp for short periods. The vehicles are all expected to hit the market between 2018 and 2021 - and to be an important part of Volkswagen's, its parent company, plan to build 2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year and unveil 30 new models by 2025. The small SUV will have a range of more than 300 miles on a full charge, but that's likely to be closer to 280 miles based on EPA estimates.

The E-tron Sportback will have 320 kilowatts of power - though Audi promises a "boost mode" to 370 kW - and can sprint to 62 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds.

Audi has also updated its much-praised virtual cockpit infotainment system. Audi has been showing an increasing focus on the electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles and e-tron shows a similar intent. The E-Tron Sportback could inspire or could actually be one of the three all-electric cars that Audi has planned to put on roads latest by 2020 as announced by the automaker at its annual press conference in March. There are also two touchscreens in the center console and thin screen on the front passenger side.

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