New ebike AUDI 2023 price technical sheet all the info
Audi presents the first e-bike in its history. Developed in partnership with the Italian Fantic, it can count on a reference technical equipment. The aluminum and carbon frame is accompanied by the 250 Watt Brose engine and 90 Nm of torque powered by a 720 Wh lithium battery and the refined Öhlins suspensions that allow you to range from all-mountain use to the most extreme descents.
In the process of transforming the Brand from a simple manufacturer into a supplier of sustainable mobility services, Audi has created the only European premium range of carbon neutral certified BEV cars, has expanded the plug-in offer to 11 models, ranging from the Audi compact sedan A3 Sportback to the renewed flagship Audi A8, and has pursued a marked electrification of the range: of the 200 engines in the price list, attributable to 21 car lines, today more than 70% is electrified. Now the House of the four rings extends sustainable mobility solutions to two wheels by proposing the first electric mountain bike in its history, developed in partnership with the Italian Fantic.
The pinnacle of the Audi Original Accessories line, the e-bike with the four rings is a full suspension mountain bike whose livery evokes the Audi RS Q e-tron E2 electric prototype which, in 2023, won 2 victories and 14 podiums stage at the Dakar, the most demanding rally raid in the world. An element of contact reaffirmed by the common ability to tackle any terrain and to guarantee maximum performance in passages both of a trial nature and at high speed, as well as by a technical similarity: in both cases the electric propulsion benefits from the combination with a extender". A 4-cylinder TFSI, called upon to power the battery while riding, in the case of the Audi RS Q e-tron, the muscular contribution of the biker, capable of optimizing efficiency and electric assistance, for the e-mtb of the four rings.
The Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic, thanks to the generous travel of the Öhlins suspensions, belongs to the Enduro category and is suitable both for technical excursions in all-mountain style and for more demanding descents, close to downhill.
Mullet frame: 29" front wheel and 27.5" rear wheel
The "heart" of the Audi e-mtb is the 250 Watt Brose S-Mag engine, a reference point for progressive delivery and reliability, capable of delivering up to 90 Nm of torque and powered by the Fantic Integra battery at 720Wh lithium. The latter is a value at the top of its category, guaranteeing generous autonomy even when using the highest levels of assistance.
The frame, in aluminum with high carbon sheaths, is of the mullet type, i.e. it has a 27.5" rear wheel with 2.8" wide tires and a 29" front with 2.6" tyres. A solution that combines the advantages of both settings, guaranteeing both generous traction on any surface and an easier approach to obstacles.
Worthy of note is the RXF38 m.2 fork by the Swedish specialist Öhlins, characterized by a travel of up to 180 mm, by 38 mm diameter stems, to the advantage of rigidity and steering precision, as well as by the three-chamber air spring. A solution, the latter, which conceptually evokes the refined triple chamber adaptive air suspensions of the Granturismo Audi e-tron GT.
The wide range of fork adjustments – 15 clicks in compression and rebound at low speed, 3 clicks in compression at high speed – is accompanied by the specific setting for climbing. As for the shock absorber, Audi relies on a refined twin-tube Öhlins TTX 22M unit in the 205x65 mm configuration: inspired by the motorcycle world, it is able to keep compression separate from rebound, to the benefit of riding fluidity, and is equipped with spherical bearings that allow the suspension to work with maximum smoothness even if the bicycle is subjected to marked lateral torsion. The chassis is completed by the Mavic e-Deemax rims, specific for e-mtb use.
On the handlebar, the controls of the 12-speed Sram GX Eagle AXS electronic gearbox stand out, suitable for the most intense use thanks to the overload clutch that prevents mechanical stress, the lever that manages the telescopic seat post – with cable passage inside the frame – and the levers of the Braking IN.CA.S. brakes Braking system which, in detail, makes use of a hydraulic pump and calipers machined from solid and CNC machined, motorcycle-inspired, which act on S3 Batfly discs with a daisy design and a generous diameter: the front 220 mm, the rear by 203 mm. The Brose display, in addition to showing the battery charge, speed and trip computer information, indicates the level of assistance selected. In this regard, four options are available:
eco, tour, sport and boost as well as the walk mode which helps in the most extreme conditions, allowing the e-bike to move forward at a speed between 3 and 6 km/h without pedaling.
The Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic, which weighs 25.5 kg including battery, is available in sizes S, M and L.
Expected in Audi dealerships by the end of March, it is offered at a price of 8,999 euros.
Audi electric mountain bike powered by Fantic
Aluminum frame, high carbon stays
Brose S-Mag engine of 250 Watt and 90 Nm
Assistance levels eco, tour, sport, boost
Fantic Integra lithium-ion battery, 36 volts, 720 Wh
Brose-All Round display
Öhlins RXF38 m.2 fork, travel up to 180 mm
Öhlins TTX 22M 205x65 shock absorber
Sram GX Eagle AXS shifter
Sram GX Eagle 12 speed derailleur
Sram Eagle Steel 34T chainring
Sunrace Silver Red 12V Cassette, 11-51
Sram NX Eagle 12S chain
FSA CK-320/ISIS cranks – 155 mm
Brakes Braking IN.CA.S.
Braking S3 Batfly front brake discs 220mm, rear 203mm
Renthal Fatbar Rise handlebar 20 mm, 35/800 mm
Renthal Apex stem 40mm – 35mm, 6° rise
Switch MTB Supergrip grips
30.9 mm internal cable dropper post, 100/125 mm travel
Selle Italia Novus Boost EVO saddle
Mavic e-Deemax tubeless ready rims
Front tire Vittoria e-Mazza 29” x 2.6
rear tire Vittoria e-Martello 27,5” x 2.8
Weight 25.5 kg (including battery)
Sizes S – M – L
Price 8,999 euros
Consumption and emissions of the models mentioned*
Audi e-tron GT – 19.9/22.7 kWh/100 km – 0 g/km CO2
* Data relating to consumption and emissions measured in the combined cycle according to the WLTP standard and expressed in the form of ranges subject to differences according to equipment.