torque wtf?!

Discussion in '2009 Audi e-tron' started by ging, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. obscene
  2. electric motors have high torque, dunno how but check out that 8 wheel drive japanese electric people mover thingy from a few years back, it had bucket loads of torque.
  3. #3 NissanSkylineR35, Dec 3, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    The team at Automobile Magazine, initially duped like everyone else, has recognized that Audi was quoting torque measured at the wheels, not at the output shaft – the industry standard. Measuring torque at the wheels takes the multiplication effect of the transmission and final drive gears into account. The resulting figures are generally ten-fold of what they would be at the crank (meaning cars like a 3.6-liter Chevrolet Malibu packs a similar 3,115 lb-ft of torque). Audi's e-tron torque figures are not exactly dishonest, but they are using a completely different evaluation without making mention of it in the press release. Long story short, Automobile estimates the e-tron makes about 252 lb-ft of torque, or a bit less than the Tesla Roadster's 273 lb-ft.

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