Audi Electric Bike E-Tron 2024

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Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

From four wheels, to two. Audi has expanded its e-tron line up with new mountain bike, powred by fantic.

Fusion

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

The Audi Electric Mountain Bike, powered by Fantic, merges Audi style with the Italian XEF Enduro bikes. While lacking Audi-developed motors or quattro technology, it presents a dream spec downhill eBike with a powerful Brose S-Mag 250W hub motor. Encased in a robust aluminum frame, it features SRAM GX and NX Eagle components.


Performance

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

The Audi Electric Mountain Bike features robust IN.CA.S disk brakes and utilizes Ohlins for shock absorption. Despite its weight, the 720Wh lithium-ion battery ensures a reliable all-electric range. Influenced by the RS Q e-tron E2 Dakar Rally car, the Audi branding may appear somewhat secondary but appeals to brand enthusiasts, making it a powerful choice for challenging terrains.


Versatility

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

Fantic, known for durable e-bikes, offers an extensive range from Trail to Downhill. The Audi e-bike features a robust aluminum frame with prominent welding in high-stress areas, while the rear triangle is crafted from carbon fiber to reduce weight. Though the official weight is undisclosed, it’s estimated to exceed 24kg based on handling.


Aesthetics

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

The Audi e-bike enhances durability with Vittoria off-road tires, wide FSA handlebars, and a dropper seat post for swift adjustments during downhill rides. Audi’s distinctive grey, silver, and red livery, inspired by its electric Dakar Rally car, replaces Fantic branding. While some decals may seem like an afterthought, bold e-tron lettering and the Four Ring logo unmistakably mark it as an Audi product.


Terrain-Driven

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

The electric motor on this Audi e-bike assists up to 15.5mph, emphasizing its focus on off-road adventures. With 90Nm of torque, it excels in uphill climbs. Four modes adjust power delivery, displayed on a handlebar-mounted screen indicating battery levels, speed, and distance.


Thrillride

Audi electric bike

The bike’s downhill-oriented design, featuring wide bars and a low chassis, suits adrenaline-fueled rides. While not ideal for commuting or touring due to its weight, it offers an exhilarating experience on steep trails. Despite diverging from conventional commuter bikes, Audi sees it as expanding their mobility offerings, providing an exciting off-road option for thrill-seekers.


Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike
  • Pros: Impressive specification, powerful Brose motor, and robust build quality.
  • Cons: Heavy weight, limited developmental involvement from Audi, and criticized livery design.

Buy If

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

Buy the Audi Electric Mountain Bike for extreme mountain biking thrills with massive suspension, reliable SRAM components, and potent brakes. Audi’s bold branding adds style to a bike with quality components.


Don’t buy

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

Don’t buy the Audi Electric Mountain Bike if you seek a daily commuter; it’s designed for serious off-road Enduro adventures, not commuting. Price-sensitive buyers might find more affordable alternatives with comparable specifications. Weight-conscious individuals may find it too hefty for extended touring.


Price

Audi electric bike
Audi electric bike

The Audi Electric Mountain Bike, launched in Spring 2023, is exclusively available in the UK and Europe, originally priced at £8,499. However, it is now heavily discounted to £5,990. While not officially on sale in other territories, it can be purchased through Audi’s online store. The limited-run bike offers large frame models at a discounted rate, making it an appealing option at £5,990.



Specs

Component Audi Electric Mountain Bike Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon
Motor: Brose S-MAG 36 Volt 250 Watt, 90 Nm Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Top speed 25 km per hour 25 km per hour
Power: Fantic Integra 720 Wh SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
Control: Brose-Remote thrust assisted selection unit Throttle
E-bike classification: Class 3 Class 3
Speeds: Sram GX Eagle 12 V (single click) Sram GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakes: 220 mm disc SRAM G2 RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disks
Frame material: 6061 Aluminum Alloy FACT 11m full carbon
Weight: 24 kgs 17.62 kgs
Range: Unknown 5 hours