Audi e-tron GT (2021): RS, price, range, hp, interior

Price: e-tron GT starts at just under 100,000 euros

Audi presents the e-tron GT, and AUTO BILD has already taken a seat! After the SUVs e-tron and e-tron Sportback, that is the GT third fully electric model in the current Audi portfolio – and also the most important. Similar to the Polestar 1, the GT is a kind of “Halo Car”, a showcase model that is intended to whet the appetite for e-mobility for the general public. With the product placement in the film “Avengers” has already succeeded in the run-up. Despite common PPE platform The Audi e-tron GT and the Porsche Taycan are fundamentally different. Where the Porsche is more sports car, the Audi tends towards Everyday life and long journeys. However, it does not lack power: In the base, the E-Audi performs maximum 390 kW (530 PS) and 630 Nm torque, in the more potent RS version even 475 kW (646 PS) and 830 Nm. In May 2021 Audi’s future carrier rolls to the dealers. For the basic version are at least 99,800 euros to plan (on offer: savings at up to 20,928 euros). The RS e-tron GT costs from 138,200 euros.

● Price: from 99,800 euros / 138,200 euros (RS)
● Market launch: May 2021
● Range (WLTP): 488 kilometers
● Power: 530 PS / 646 PS (RS)

● Dimensions (meters): length 4.99, width 1.96, height 1.41

Dimensions: Flatter than an Audi A7

Audi e-tron GT

With a similar length, the e-tron GT is even flatter than the A7. This leads to more dynamic proportions.

Except for the door handles, the e-tron GT carries exactly same body as the Concept from the Superhero movie Avengers. Wide wheel arches, short overhangs and an extremely flat greenhouse give the four-door sports car proportions. Both Dimensions the GT is 17 millimeters thinner than an A7. Instead of beads and sharp edges, the e-tron GT is dominated by softer lines that will determine the future design language of electric Audi models. The Singleframe element with honeycomb embossing and the light signature make the e-tron GT clearly recognizable as an Audi. The is located under the long front hood “Frunk”, a storage compartment with 81 liter volume. At the rear, the eye-catching light strip known from the e-tron SUV is used, accompanied by a massive diffuser. One or the other observer might miss the trunk lid à la Audi A7, which is hinged at the top and which had to give way to a conventional component for reasons of the body structure. This is how loading the 450 liter trunk somewhat difficult. Benefit-oriented customers can possibly look forward to an e-tron GT Shooting Brake!

Interior: foot garages for the rear passengers

Audi e-tron GT

The cockpit appears structured and logical. The test will show how well the controls actually work.

The The cockpit is surprisingly classic. The interior can be made completely leather-free and with surfaces made of recycled material – but you won’t find a passenger screen, and the second infotainment screen from the e-tron SUV, A6 and the like became the GT replaced by buttons. Important functions such as seat heating and cooling, air conditioning or the driving modes can be controlled quickly and easily. On technology features like that standard digital cockpit plus or a voice assistant you don’t have to do without with the e-tron GT. The known MIB3 infotainment is extended by e-tron-specific functions. With the navigation guidance, charging stations with a quick charge function are controlled depending on the driving distance in order to shorten the travel time. Speaking of traveling: adults can also travel well in the rear. The Sitting position is comfortable thanks to the foot garages, only above the top of the head does the air become a bit thin from a height of 1.85 meters. (Click here for a detailed presentation of the Audi e-tron GT cockpit!)

Drive: e-tron GT has a range of up to 488 km

The e-tron GT is driven by an electric motor on the front and rear axles. Together, the machines bring it together Continuous output of 350 kW (476 hp) and 630 Nm torque. In overboost, the E-Audi accelerates with the full 390 kW (530 PS) in 4.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, a maximum of 245 km / h is possible. If that’s not enough for you, take it RS e-tron GT: At 440 kW (598 PS) to 475 kW (646 PS) in overboost, it pushes 830 Nm of torque to the wheels. The RS for the standard sprint only 3.3 seconds Time and exceeds the top speed of the base by five km / h. AUTO BILD has already driven the camouflaged e-tron GT!
Overall, the performance is at just under 2.3 tons empty weight more than respectable. The weight is mainly due to the battery, with 93 kWh gross capacity for a WLTP range of 488 kilometers cares. Like the Taycan, the e-tron GT also has one 800 volt electrical system. Used with the maximum 270 kW charged, the batteries are 80 percent full in 22.5 minutes. In five minutes, electricity flows into the car for a range of 100 kilometers. A maximum of eleven kW can be charged with alternating current; Audi will also be one shortly after the market launch 22 kW option to offer. (That is how sophisticated the thermal management of the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT is!)

Sports sound: the e-tron imitates a flap exhaust

Audi is comforting the lack of engine and exhaust sound with an exciting solution. A so-called “sports sound” will be available as an option. The e-tron GT then emits from two speakers each on the outside and inside of the car sporty-futuristic driving noises which can be modulated via the driving modes. Depending on the setting, the sound is louder or quieter, sportier or more reserved. Basically a kind of flap exhaust for the electric age.

RS e-tron GT: more basic equipment in the top model

Audi e-tron GT

The e-tron GT only takes over the windshield of the Taycan body. Common parts in total: 40 percent.

In addition to the basic version e-tron GT quattro, Audi will also be offering the RS version at the market launch. Except for the logos the two do not differ optically from each other. And technically they are almost identical. The differences are mainly in the mentioned additional performance and in the lavish basic equipment: The RS features a three-chamber air suspension, an active rear axle differential and sports brakes with low-wear tungsten carbide discs. RS buyers also get a carbon roof, matrix LED headlights and sports seats. In addition, the option lists of both variants lead Extras such as ceramic brakes, All-wheel steering and sports tires. As much as the e-tron GT concentrates on the long haul, the sporty character shouldn’t be neglected!

Audi e-tron GT quattroDrive: 2 electric motors, all-wheel drive, 350 kW (476 PS) / overboost 390 kW (530 PS), 630 Nm ● Acceleration (0-100 km / h): 4.1 seconds ● Top speed: 245 km / h ● Battery (net / gross) 85 kWh / 93 kWh, 800 volts ● Charging power (AC / DC): 11 kW (22 kW optional) / 270 kW ● Consumption: 21. 6 kWh / 100 km ● Range: 488 km ● Dimensions (length / width / height in meters): 4.99 / 1.96 / 1.41 ● Trunk volume (liters): 405 + 81 ● Market launch: May 2021 ● Price: 99,800 euros

Audi RS e-tron GTDrive: 2 electric motors, all-wheel drive, 440 kW (598 PS) / overboost 475 kW (646 PS), 830 Nm ● Acceleration (0-100 km / h): 3.3 seconds ● Top speed: 250 km / h Battery (net / gross): 85 kWh / 93 kWh, 800 Volt ● Charging power (AC / DC): 11 kW (22 kW optional) / 270 kW ● Consumption: 22. 5 kWh / 100 km ● Range: 474 km ● Dimensions (length / width / height in meters): 4.99 / 1.96 / 1.41 ● Trunk volume (liters): 366 + 81 ● Market launch: May 2021 ● Price: 138,200 euros


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