Audi e-tron Sportback (2020-present): dimensions and boot space

Everything you need to know about the dimensions, boot space and weights of the Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron S Sportback

Sam Naylor
Jan 31, 2022

The Audi e-tron Sportback - and Audi e-tron S Sportback - are spacious, quiet and high-performance electric cars with high-quality interiors, lots of equipment as standard and a comfortable ride.

The Sportback versions are siblings to the Audi e-tron, which is a more practical alternative thanks to its longer roofline - we’ve covered that in a separate Audi e-tron buyers' guide, where you can find out about that version’s dimensions and more. The Sportback model is aimed at those wanting a sleeker-looking car at the expense of a little practicality.

As with the e-tron, there are three versions: the 50 quattro, 55 quattro and the e-tron S Sportback. As you go up through the range you get more power from the motors, up to 503hp from the S model. The range figures don’t rise in order, though - the 50 model manages around 200 miles per charge, then the 55 offers 260 miles of range and the S has 220 miles, because it uses the same battery as the 55 but with a more powerful (and power-hungry) set of motors.

The e-tron Sportback is an alternative for the Jaguar I-Pace, but also the Tesla Model X and perhaps the Mercedes EQC. As you’ll see below, it’s bigger than the Jaguar but smaller than the Tesla, so it sits somewhere in between those models.

Find out more about the dimensions and boot space for the Audi e-tron Sportback and Audi e-tron S Sportback below.

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Audi e-tron Sportback dimensions

The Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron S Sportback are almost identical when it comes to length and height. In fact, they might as well be the same, as the S version is just 1mm different in both dimensions. It’s wider, though, at 1,976mm, so if clearance in your garage is very tight, or you often have to squeeze through width restrictors on roads near your home, it might make a difference.

The e-tron Sportback has a little bit less rear headroom than the normal e-tron thanks to its sloping roofline, but only the tallest adults will notice the difference. There’s still a good amount of space in the back and legroom is unaffected, so that’s just as good in the Sportback version. The S is identical inside for passenger space.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Audi e-tron Sportback4,901mm1,935mm1,616mm
Audi e-tron S Sportback4,902mm1,976mm1,615mm

Audi e-tron Sportback boot space

Audi e-tron Sportback boot view

The Audi e-tron Sportback has 615 litres of boot space, which is a bit less than the 660 litres you get in the normal e-tron. However, that’s still more room than you'll find in the boot of the Jaguar I-Pace or Mercedes EQC. This means that the Sportback model is, in isolation, really roomy and practical - it’s just the existence of a more practical (and cheaper) model that tempers our expectations.

There’s 1,725 litres of room in the e-tron if you drop the rear seats, which reduces to 1,665 litres in the Sportback model. This is plenty for most people, though the Tesla Model X has more than 2,000 litres of luggage space in total, plus the option for seven seats. There’s no difference in interior space if you choose the sportier e-tron S Sportback.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Audi e-tron Sportback615 litres1,665 litres
Audi e-tron S Sportback615 litres1,665 litres

 

Audi e-tron Sportback towing capacity

You can tow a trailer of up to 1,800kg in the 50 quattro and 55 quattro versions of the Audi e-tron Sportback. This is good news because many electric cars aren’t even rated for towing - such as the e-tron S Sportback, in fact. Audi doesn’t list a towing capacity for its sporty range-topper.

Pulling a heavy trailer isn’t great in an electric car, though, as it heavily impacts range. A petrol or diesel car with the same level of power, such as a six-cylinder Audi Q7, will also be able to tow a heavier trailer, so for now it seems these new models aren’t ideal for this type of usage.

Audi e-tron Sportback weight

Audi e-tron Sportback rear view

The e-tron range is consistently very heavy - even next to other electric SUVs. Weight is important because it affects everything about how a car drives, most importantly its efficiency. The heavier models in the e-tron range will not be able to match lighter versions for efficiency, as they require more energy to move the same distance. The hefty e-tron Sportback weighs the same like-for-like as the normal e-tron models, despite there being a bit less roof.

We can see this through the official kerb weight figures, which show how heavy a car is with fluids included, plus (in some cases) a 75kg driver. Even the entry-level e-tron Sportback weighs 2,445kg, twice as much as a typical small family hatchback, and the e-tron S Sportback weighs an astonishing 2,730kg. A lot of this weight is down to the heavy batteries, but even for electric cars these are high figures.

WeightKerbweight
Audi e-tron Sportback2,445kg - 2,565kg
Audi e-tron S Sportback2,730kg

 

 

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