Audi Debuts 2020 e-tron Sportback, all-new RS, S models at Los Angeles Auto Show on Audi 2020 e-tron SportbackAn all-new Audi e-tron Sportback makes its global debut at the  Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The first electric Sportback from Audi combines electric driving in a five-passenger SUV package. Consumers will also be able to see the all-new 2020 RS models including the Audi RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and highlighted by the global debut of the high-performance SUV, the Audi RS Q8.

The Audi e-tron Sportback, is the second fully electric model to bear “e-tron” badging that it’s claimed emphasizes emotional design that conveys a stylish presence on the road. The five-passenger SUV coupe will have German driving dynamics and is equipped with standard electric all-wheel drive to help provide  good control on a variety of surfaces and driving settings.

Inside, the e-tron Sportback continues equipment first introduced in the e-tron SUV, including smartphone-like MMI touch response infotainment systems paired with built-in Amazon Alexa integration2.

2020 RS models

The Audi RS 6 Avant makes its auto show debut in North America. The high-performance wagon has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that in the RS 6 Avant delivers 441 kW (600 PS) and 800 Nm (590 lab-ft) of torque, capable of sending the Avant from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The enthusiast’s car is expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2020 and will be available for customer orders, subject to a later announcement. U.S. power and performance specifications will be available closer to market introduction.

Los Angeles Auto Show attendees will have the opportunity to test drive the fully electric Audi e-tron SUV on the road through the duration of the show. Audi will host customer ride and drives from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28. The drive experience will take place on West Pico Boulevard adjacent to the Staples Center.

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