New models to become available from the end of 2019
The Audi e-tron crossover will reportedly gain new entry-level and performance variants, bolstering the current standalone model.
It's believed the entry-level e-tron will retain the current model's twin-motor setup, but with both reduced power output and a smaller battery pack.
With the current 300kW/660Nm e-tron said to be able to dispatch the 0-100km/h standard in 5.7 seconds, Audi is keen to improve performance in order to more fully compete with the 294kW/696Nm I-Pace, which is capable of 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, as well as the Tesla Model X P100D, which can reach the century within 3.1 seconds.
The high-performance version reportedly features a three-motor design, with one electric motor for the front axle, and one for each of the rear wheels.
It's not known how much power and torque the sportier e-tron will have at its disposal, but the three-motor design will allow for torque vectoring.
Despite the increased performance, it's understood this e-tron variant will be badged as an RS model. The sportier e-tron is reportedly scheduled to go on sale globally from early 2020.