Audi e-tron gets cheaper variant with 186-mile range

The entry-level model also drops around 100 horsepower and as many pound-feet of torque.

Audi has expanded the e-tron lineup with a new entry-level model that has less range and power than the launch edition.

The all-electric crossover initially arrived with 204 miles of EPA-estimated range, along with a $75,000 price tag. The configuration boasts 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque, bringing the vehicle up to 60 mph in 5.5. seconds.

The cheaper variant steps down from a 95 kWh battery to a 71 kWh module. The company has not announced US-market range, though it will likely be closer to 150 miles. The entry-level package is also slightly less powerful with 308 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, stretching its zero-to-62 mph time to seven seconds.

Pricing details will presumably be announced closer to the cheaper e-tron's 2020 arrival.

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