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Audi's All-Electric e-tron SUV: How I'd Spec It

The Germans are coming, the Germans are coming. Well, that's what Elon Musk must be thinking. Audi kicks off its full-electric onslaught with the new e-tron SUV. Well, it's somewhat of a wagon meets SUV. But it's much more SUV than wagon. So, don't get too excited, Euro wagon freaks. Surprisingly, EPA range for the e-tron is only 204 miles, some 30 miles less than both the Jaguar I-Pace and Musk's just-discontinued entry-level Tesla Model X. And the Model X Long Range model offers a mega-impressive 325-mile range. The upcoming Mercedes EQC looks to be in a similar boat-of-less-miles-per-charge as the Audi. That should calm Mr. Musk. But the e-tron still has a lot going for it, including Audi's superior dealer network versus Tesla. If I were to buy an Audi e-tron, here's how I'd spec it.