Audi’s version of the Porsche Mission E will be named A9 e-tron

The next big thing related to cars, as we have already explained, are electric drivetrains. Tesla has already made huge statements on that with the Model S and the Model X. What about the frenzy the Model 3 has caused? The move is so evident Porsche is already working on its electric sedan, the Mission E. But Porsche is no longer an independent company. It belongs to the Volkswagen Group, with demanded synergies among all brands. And now Autocar has revealed Audi is working on its electric sedan as well. It will probably be named A9 e-tron.

Autocar says the A9 will present an aluminium structure that will be different from the one that is being developed for the Mission E. We seriously doubt it due to Volkswagen’s motto: scale above all things. This is why the group has developed modular architectures in the first place. This is why the MSB platform from the Panamera will serve Bentley models and the new Bugatti Galibier. What is the sense in having 2 different electric platforms, one for Audi and one for Porsche? Exactly…

The new Audi A9 e-tron sedan, or 4-door coupé, as Audi prefers to name these models, will be in the same league as the A8. It will probably have a battery package of 95 kWh, as the future Q6 e-tron. By 2020, Audi expects to have 3 all-electric models in its line-up. One of them will surely be a sedan, and very likely the new A9 e-tron.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.