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Audi introduces 2020 e-tron Sportback, all-new RS models, and S models at Los Angeles Auto Show

Global debut of Audi e-tron Sportback, second fully electric production model from Audi of America

Bringing the latest in electrification, the all-new e-tron Sportback will make its global debut on the stand in Los Angeles. The first electric Sportback from Audi merges thrilling design with the excitement of electric driving in a five-passenger SUV package. Consumers will also be able to see the all-new 2020 RS models including the Audi RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and highlighted by the global debut of the high performance SUV, the Audi RS Q8. 2020 Audi S6, S7 and S8 models will further showcase Audi’s performance lineup.

e-tron Sportback

The Audi e-tron Sportback, the next model in the Audi electric portfolio, combines the brand’s innovations in electric driving with thrilling design cues that are distinctly Audi. The second fully electric model to bear “e-tron” badging emphasizes emotional design that conveys a stylish presence on the road. The five-passenger SUV coupe is capable of impressive driving dynamics and is equipped with standard electric quattro® all-wheel drive to help provide exceptional control and confidence in a variety of situations.

From the inside out, in keeping with the brand’s e-mobility philosophy, the e-tron Sportback continues the approach of a design oriented toward repeatable performance, longevity and peak charging power. The second fully electric model from the brand provides the fit and finish that luxury buyers expect in the segment. Inside, the e-tron Sportback showcases features first introduced in the e-tron SUV, including smartphone-like MMI touch response1 infotainment systems paired with built-in Amazon Alexa integration2 and distinct e-tron family characteristics.

2020 RS models

The highly-anticipated Audi RS 6 Avant will take the stand in Los Angeles for its auto show debut in North America. The high-performance wagon offers visceral design, exhilarating driving dynamics and everyday functionality for the driving enthusiast. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the RS 6 Avant delivers 441 kW (600 PS) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, capable of sending the Avant from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds3. The iconic enthusiast’s car is expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2020 and will be available for customer orders, subject to a later announcement. U.S. power and performance specifications will be available closer to market introduction.

The second generation of the RS 7 Sportback returns to the U.S. with stunning performance and the striking design of the all-new RS design language. The most powerful expression of the Audi Sportback body style will be offered exclusively in a wide-body configuration, a first for the model. More pronounced wheel arches on the five-passenger, five-door coupe emphasize a lowered stance and captivating design. The RS 7 Sportback will be equipped with a V8 bi-turbo engine and standard performance hardware to ensure maximum performance and precise driving agility.

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SOURCE: Audi

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