2022 Audi e-tron Chronos Edition: The Ultimate E-SUV
2022 Audi e-tron Chronos Edition quattro in Chronos Gray Metallic with quattro All-Wheel Drive, Single-Speed Automatic, 95 kWh battery w/ active liquid cooling, Dual asynchronous electric motors w/ adjustable regenerative braking system, Adaptive air suspension, and Leather Interior in Flint Gray.
Four years on, the Audi e-tron is still an iconic automobile. Since its inception in 2019, the e-tron has set the standard for what a luxury EV should be. As one of Audi’s most aerodynamic designs, with a 0.30 drag coefficient, it delivers maximum range while maintaining a captivating design that moves you.
Until now, Audi produced the e-tron in three different trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. For 2022, Audi brought back some special features and equipment found only in the 2019 e-tron Edition One for its new top trim level. The Chronos Edition supplants the now passe Prestige trim level, adding capability and style without losing any of the benefits of the old Prestige moniker.
The original special edition e-tron, called the Edition One, was a limited production model of Audi’s first fully electric vehicle. It came equipped with features you could not get on later mass-produced e-tron models. These included night vision assistant, special paint color, trim-specific rims, interior upgrades, and Dynamic Orange brake calipers that featured “e-tron” printing. Audi sold out of its Edition One line on the first night orders opened up.
Did you miss out? Well, they are finally bringing back a special edition for 2022. Let’s face it, a cooler name and unique upgrades just make electric vehicles a little more desirable. And Audi has gone all out for their new range-topper.
With the 2022 e-tron Chronos Edition, Audi adds new paint colors, Black Optic package as standard, S-Line exterior package, matrix LED headlights (the ones that dance), 21-inch wheels, Dynamic Orange brake calipers, a new interior color option (Flint Gray with Dynamic Orange trim), and a black headliner.
Now you’re probably asking how much all these extra features will set you back. The Chronos Edition spec starts at $83,400, which is $17,500 more than the base e-tron MSRP.
So What Exactly Is in the Chronos Edition Package?
We’re glad you asked. Here is the information directly from the vehicle’s Monroney sticker.
- Chronos Edition: $17,500
- 21-inch 5-double-V-spoke design wheels in black finish
- All-season tires
- Adaptive cruise assist
- Aluminum door sill inlays – illuminated
- Animation for headlights and taillights
- Audi active lane assist w/ emergency assist
- Audi phone box w/ wireless charging and signal booster
- Bang & Olufsen Premium sound system with 3D sound
- Black cloth headliner
- Black exterior mirror housings
- Black roof rails
- Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package – multicolor
- Digital Matrix-design LED headlights
- Dynamic orange brake calipers
- Dual-pane acoustic glass for side windows
- Head-up display
- Heated rear seats
- High-gloss black exterior elements
- Individual contour ventilated and massaging front seats
- Intersection assist and Traffic sign recognition
- Leather trimmed dash, armrests, and center console
- Manual sunshades for rear doors
- Passenger seat memory
- Power lumbar for front passenger seat
- Power soft-closing doors
- Rear side airbags
- S line exterior
- Second charging port (passenger side)
- Top view camera system
- Valcona/Milano leather seats
Audi now has a few rivals in the Luxury E-SUV space, like the Tesla Model X, BMW IX, and upcoming Lucid SUV. But in this space, even the base e-tron outshines the competition with its luxurious interior and iconic Audi design language. The Chronos Edition simply elevates the e-tron to the next level. There is nothing else like it.
As new e-tron variants enter the market, like the e-tron GT family and the new Q4 e-tron, the original Audi electric might fade to the background. But the original e-tron still has a few tricks up its sleeve. It is an amazing vehicle that anyone in the market for an EV should have on their shopping list.
Call an Audi brand specialist here at Prestige Audi to learn more about the e-tron lineup – (833) 825-5423.
Article and photos by George Strunk, Marketing Assistant / Photographer at Prestige Imports.