The E-Tron SUV has been updated with a longer range and an S-Line bodykit.
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Audi has used a number of small tweaks to free up 25km of extra range from its electric E-Tron SUV.

The changes were debuted on the E-Tron Sportback revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, but have been passed on to the more practical E-Tron.

According to Audi, the regenerative braking system – which uses the electric motors to harvest energy usually lost to heat when you brake – has been reworked to reduce residual brake torque, created by the brake calipers sitting close to the discs.

The front motor also disconnects from the battery entirely in normal driving, before kicking in when the driver more of the car or there's a loss of traction.

Finally, the amount of the battery that's usable has been increased – of the 95kWh battery 86.5kWh is effective, helping liberate 25km more claimed range from the car on the more stringent WLTP test cycle.

Claimed range is now 436km, or more than the Mercedes-Benz EQC can claim.

Audi has also revealed an S-Line package for the E-Tron, with bigger wheels and a sportier air suspension setup to match. The 20-inch alloy wheels are unique, and there's an available black pack for the exterior.

When will the E-Tron be in Australia?

Both the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback will arrive in Australia during 2020 – the Sportback in the second half, the regular model potentially before it.