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The Audi R8 e-tron says goodbye after having sold less than 100 units


We all remember to the Audi R8 e-tron that was presented last year at the Geneva Motor Show. After several prototypes, the four rings brand dared to launch its 100% electric sports with the same renewed image of the second generation with V10 Engine. Now comes the sad news that after little more than one year this model dismisses, as the German manufacturer has decided to cease production.

The reason is none other than poor performance in sales. Since its launch have been sold less than 100 units of the R8 e-tron, enough less than what was expected. The main reasons have been its high price, which reaches 1 million euros, and also the difficulty of reaching it. According to the source to acquire the power sports had to travel directly to the headquarters of Audi in Ingolstadt (Germany).

Audi R8 e-tron 2015 fotos

He has not said the exact number of units sold, but no doubt “less than 100” is a figure rending. Therefore the Audi R8 e-tron will dismiss after a short life of just a year and a half. The truth is that on paper it had very good looking. It came with two electric motors that were nothing less than 460 HP and an impressive torque of 920 Nm. The battery had a capacity of 92 kWh.

Thanks to this I got a performance almost to the height of your brother with V10 Engine. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h. In addition to that has an range of 450 km. It seems that Audi will go home after this model and could focus on make a sporty hybrid, is that the current trend in other brands. But to confirm it will have to wait for official confirmation.

Source – Car and Driver

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