When the Audi e-tron was first revealed, the world knew precisely which automotive the parents in Ingolstadt was concentrating on — the Tesla Mannequin X. Positive, BMW is engaged on an electrical SUV and so too is Mercedes-Benz. Jaguar additionally already has the I-Tempo. But it surely’s the one from Silicon Valley that Audi needs to tackle greater than any of them as a result of it’s probably the most established. So how does the e-tron tackle the Mannequin X head-to-head? Auto Specific just lately came upon.
On this take a look at, the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro took on the Tesla Mannequin X 100D. Now, that’s not precisely an apples-to-apples take a look at, because the e-tron extra comparable with the Mannequin X 70D, by way of vary, efficiency and, most significantly, worth. The as-tested e-tron got here in at £68,020, whereas the Mannequin X wore a sticker worth of £82,350. That offers the Mannequin X an edge by way of vary and efficiency however the e-tron an edge by way of worth.
So which one was deemed the higher automotive. Nicely, as a result of it’s very attention-grabbing, we’ll inform you that the Audi e-tron really beat the extra well-known Tesla on this take a look at. Nevertheless, we gained’t provide you with AE’s reasoning as a result of it’s price studying their article. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to learn that there are a number of features of EV driving that the Audi e-tron is best at than the Tesla Mannequin X.
Within the Tesla’s protection, the e-tron is rather a lot newer and Audi had the prospect to benchmark the Mannequin X. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless spectacular to see the newcomer tackle the outdated veteran and win. It additionally exhibits that, regardless of the e-tron being its first EV, Audi appears to know a factor or two about electrical mobility. And it’s solely going to get higher as Audi strikes towards EV platforms, quite than utilizing modified present platforms. So Audi is off to an excellent begin.
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