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The new Audi e-tron S and the new Audi e-tron S Sportback deliver dynamics in a new dimension. In S gear, they provide their full boost performance for eight seconds – 370 kW of power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque4. The standard sprint takes just 4.5 seconds and acceleration ends at 210 km/h (130.5 mph). The new S models have two electric motors on the rear axle and one on the front axle, making them the first mass-produced electric cars in the world to have three electric motors. Their drive layout is based on the modular construction principle: An adapted design of the more powerful electric motor that powers rear axle in the Audi e-tron 555 is now installed on the front axle. The front electric motor from the e-tron 55 operates together with a structurally identical counterpart and individual modifications in the rear. The high-voltage battery has a gross energy capacity of 95 kWh, of which 91 percent (86 kWh) is usable. With one battery charge, the Audi e-tron S and the Audi e-tron S Sportback achieve ranges of up to 364 km (226.2 mi) and 370 km (229.9 mi) respectively in the WLTP cycle.
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Breathtaking acceleration values, typical sports car pulling power and superior, permanently available power - the new 4S also has these strengths of the Taycan. The permanently excited synchronous machine on the rear axle, with an active length of 130 millimeters, is exactly 80 millimeters shorter than the corresponding drive component of the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. With two permanently excited synchronous machines on the front and rear axles, i.e. all-wheel drive, as well as a two-speed gearbox on the rear axle, the 4S has the main technical highlights of its model brothers in terms of drive architecture. The same applies to the intelligent charge management and the exemplary aerodynamics. With a drag coefficient of 0.22 or more, it makes a decisive contribution to low energy consumption and thus a long range. With its clear, purist design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new age. At the same time, it unmistakably carries the Porsche design DNA. From the front it looks particularly wide and flat, with strongly arched fenders. The silhouette is determined by the sporty, sloping roof line. The side section with its strong, sculptural shape is also characteristic. The slim cabin, the retracted D-pillar and the pronounced shoulders of the fenders lead to a strong, brand-typical emphasis on the rear. There are also innovative elements such as the Porsche logo in glass look, which is integrated into the strip of lights at the rear.