Nearly new buying guide: Audi E-tron

Nearly new buying guide: Audi E-tron

Inside, it’s all very plush and upmarket, and above the 8.6in touchscreen climate control panel sits a 10.1in touchscreen that works as part of the infotainment system. There’s also a 12.3in digital display behind the steering wheel that Audi calls the Virtual Cockpit. Front and rear passenger space is excellent, as is boot space.

Used prices begin at around £46,000. That will get you a 50 or 55 Quattro from 2019 or 2020 with average mileage. The trim is likely to be Technik at that price point. For an S Line model, you will have to increase your budget to about £57,000, but these cars will have low mileage. Vorsprung spec brings another substantial jump in price – to around £66,000. For the sporting E-tron S variant, which is usually found in the more rakish Sportback bodystyle, expect to pay upwards of £76,000.Need to know

Like conventionally powered Audi models, the E-tron comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. Its drive battery is separately covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.

The E-tron is part of a confusing, inconsistent naming structure, especially given that the E-tron tag has previously found itself on a plug-in hybrid variant of the A3 hatchback. The E-tron’s smaller SUV sibling is named the Q4 E-tron, while the fastback is called the E-tron GT. SUV models with sloping rooflines also gain the Sportback title.