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2020 Audi E-Tron 55 Review: Cool Running

Derryn Wong
29/06/2020

Conclusion

If anyone’s going to buy an EV, it’s someone with a house or at least a private space to charge the car, in other words a luxury car buyer.

It’s actually been six years since the first EV went on sale here, and it happened to be a German luxury EV as well – the BMW i3. That car was stylish, useful, singularly suited to life in Singapore, but perhaps too far ahead of its time.

The E-Tron is a lot more palatable to modern sensibilities, and unlike the Tesla Model X, is not horrifically expensive. In contrast to the Tesla, it’s not meant to evangelise you to a new way of motoring, but to capably and comfortably show you the benefits, delivered in a familiar Audi experience.

It may not be the first German luxury EV here, but it’s the first one that will give us an idea of how many people in the prime target audience really want an EV.

Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro 

Electric Motor400hp, 664Nm
BatteryLithium ion, 95kWh
Charge Time / Type12 hours+ / 7.4kW home charger
Fastest charge150kW DC 80 percent in 0.5 hours
Electric Range417km (WLTP)
0-100km/h6.6 seconds (5.7 seconds boost)
Top Speed200km/h (electronically limited)
Efficiency26.2-22.5 kWh/100km (WLTP)
VES/ CO2A2 / 100g/km*
*LTA equivalent
AgentPremium Automobiles
Price / WhenS$367,800 with COE

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About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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