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the electric descendant of the Audi RS2

Cousin of the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-Tron GT could also receive a station wagon version, which we imagine in advance.


For its second fully electric model, the Rings brand launched the e-Tron GT, a sports sedan closely derived from the Porsche Taycan in the technical chapter. Like its German cousin, it could also receive a station wagon version much more practical than the sedan.

The Audi sports station wagon, an old tradition

The sports station wagon has become a tradition for the brand since the appearance in 1993 of the Audi RS2. Since then, the manufacturer has focused particularly on this form of bodywork for its sports wagons. While sedans have sometimes seen the light of day, their confidential career has only brought to light sports station wagons, sometimes pushing the brand to offer only the only utility version for families in its ranges. This is the case of the Audi RS4 B5, B8 and B9, but also of the last two generations of RS6.

With the new e-Tron GT, Audi enters the still closed sphere of sports and electric sedans. Based on the technical basis of the Porsche Taycan, it partly mimics the strategy of the Zuffenhausen sedan, which is about to emerge as a Cross Turismo version. With a history marked by overpowered station wagons, Audi could therefore decline the e-Tron GT in the Avant version in the future.

From 600 to over 1,000 liters of boot space?

It is on the basis of this observation that we therefore imagined the lines of the next electric wagon. No surprise in terms of styling, therefore, with an e-Tron GT with a preserved style but now equipped with a backpack. However, unlike many competitors who offer a hunting station wagon silhouette (understand a trunk with limited practicality), Audi’s electric station wagon would adopt a larger trunk.

This is one of the characteristics of Audi station wagons, which most of the time prioritize function rather than form (apart from certain Sportback versions). This is all the difference with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo which provides for an athletic stern: we imagine the Audi e-Tron GT Avant with a more cubic trunk than usual, finally quite close to that of an Audi RS6.

The volume of the rear trunk could therefore climb to nearly 500 liters of volume, to which will also be added the 100 liters located at the front. This break profile would also allow the e-Tron GT to offer a more practical folding bench.

The RS2 spirit back?

His practical ambitions would not mar his sporting vocations. The Audi e-Tron GT Avant would be available with an entry-level Quattro version and a more powerful RS version. Remember that the first advance 476 hp and 630 Nm of torque (530 hp in boost mode) while the RS offers 598 hp for 830 Nm (646 hp in boost mode). With little more weight, acceleration would lose a few insignificant tenths of a second, but top speeds of 245 km / h and 250 km / h would be similar.

Audi has never commented on a possible Avant version of its new electric sedan. If the segment does not seem as buoyant as that of SUVs, it could however allow the brand to reconnect with its incredible history of sports breaks.

And you ? What do you think of this vision for the e-Tron GT Avant? Do you prefer it to the sedan? Do not hesitate to give us your impressions in the comments …

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