The Audi e-tron, which is scheduled for a limited production run in 2012, is turning out to be an enthusiasts dream. Powered by four electric-motors, Audi says that the e-tron will produce 313-hp and a maximum torque of 3,319 lb-ft. That will allow the e-tron to go from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph.
The folks over at Edmunds were just as impressed as us when they read that the e-tron would make 3,319 lb-ft of torque and decided to investigate the figure when they took the e-tron for a little spin last week. Being a bit curious like many others, Edmunds decided to ask Audi what 3,319 lb-ft of torque actually meant.
The Audi engineers replied that the “combined torque output of the four motors, before being multiplied by the reduction gears at each wheel, is 501.5 lb-ft.” The engineers said that they decided to use the wheel torque to describe the “grunt” of the electric-car because it more reflective of how electric-motors deliver the power.
The Audi e-tron is capable of traveling 154 miles on a full charge.
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Source: Green Car Advisor