Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Marginally less rear headroom
  • Lots of rear passenger legroom
  • Big boot and storage under the bonnet

There’s not much change here over the SUV other than losing 20mm of headroom in the rear – but this 6 foot 3 inch road tester found plenty of space, so you should be fine too. Unless you play for the NBA.

That’s thanks to a near-three metre wheelbase and the location of the battery pack in the car’s floor, so there are no awkward petrol tanks to package around when it comes to placing seats.

You also get a strong 615-litre boot (or 1,665 litres with the seats down) plus another 60 litres in the front where the engine should be. This doesn’t sound much but it’s enough for all the cables, which means they don’t take up unnecessary space in the back, and is a really nice touch.

Audi e-Tron Sportback boot

Unlike most other electric cars the E-Tron Sportback features two charging ports, one on each front wing, which is a useful feature if your wallbox is in an awkward spot. Only the driver’s side port can handle a fast charge, but for all other purposes you can take your pick between them.

Safety

  • Good standard spec…
  • …but lots more when you upgrade
  • Debut of clever Digital Matrix LED headlights

There’s no Euro NCAP rating specifically for the E-tron Sportback but the SUV version was awarded the full five stars, and there’s not that much difference between the two.

This car does however get the option of the latest adaptive headlights – these offer a more precise beam pattern than the existing Matrix LED system, with a few additional eye-catching features.

Older Matrix lights use a bank of diodes, while each Digital Matrix headlight features a reflective chip about the size of fingernail containing 1.3 million microscopic mirrors. This can tilt up to 5,000 times a second, in a similar way to how a cinema projector works.

This means the light to be aimed exactly where it’s needed, and is much more accurate than the previous system. Plus, as a party trick, it can illuminate a carpet of light onto the motorway lane in front of you, with two lines of chevrons to show the exact width of the car including door mirrors.

On that point – this car also features optional cameras to replace the standard glass units. They’re quite neat from a tech point of view but take a bit of getting used to, so make sure you get a long test drive before deciding whether they’re for you.

Audi e-Tron Sportback mirrors

You also get lots of driver assistance equipment but only when you upgrade from S Line - that car comes with the following as standard:

  • Audi Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights
  • Audi Pre-sense front and basic
  • Lane departure warning
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Parking sensors front and rear
  • Rear-view camera

Pick the Launch Edition model and you get loads more, including:

  • Adaptive cruise assist with speed limiter
  • Lane departure warning with emergency assist
  • Audi side assist
  • Collision avoidance assist
  • Turn assist
  • Cross traffic assist rear
  • Exit warning
  • Audi pre-sense rear assistance system
  • Camera-based traffic sign recognition
  • 360 degree camera
  • Digital Matrix LED headlights
  • Virtual door mirrors – camera system

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi E-Tron Sportback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Edition One equipment

Edition One standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Edition One optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats

Launch Edition equipment

Launch Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Launch Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
S optional equipment
None available

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
None available

S Vorsprung equipment

S Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
S Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available

Technik equipment

Technik standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
Technik optional equipment
None available

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Vorsprung optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment