The Audi e-Tron GT is now available in India, starting at Rs 1.80 crore (ex-showroom). The all-electric e-Tron GT is Audi’s third all-electric model in the country. Audi has also launched the e-Tron twins (SUV and Sportback). The new e-Tron GT is scheduled to start shipping by January 2022.
Exterior and Interior Details:
The design of the e-Tron GT closely resembles that of the first e-Tron GT concept from 2018. A short, sloping roofline, a wide track, broad shoulders, and a low bonnet characterize the four-door coupe. Additionally, Audi has created a new interpretation of its single-frame grille on the e-Tron GT, which is painted in the body colour with a black surround. The grille mainly serves to conceal a number of sensors that are used by the car’s assistance systems, instead of cooling it. Audi’s trademark LED headlights and taillights also feature “coming home, leaving home” animation.
The e-Tron GT’s dashboard is designed to look at the driver. The stack is positioned toward the driver. Audi’s e-Tron GT uses traditional physical climate control buttons, unlike some newer models with a dual-screen setup. The RS e-Tron GT is available with the RS styling package, which adds a sports steering wheel with Alcantara upholstery alongside contrasting stitching, Nappa leather upholstery on some panels and Express Red or Steel Grey seatbelts for added inter appeal.
Audi’s e-Tron GT is equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, shift-by-wire gear selection, 16 speakers, 3-zone climate control, adaptive air suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and 20-inch alloy wheels are some of the features that come with this model.
There are nine airbags, traction control, a 360-degree parking camera, an electronic stability control system, and various other driver assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning.
Audi’s Standard e-Tron GT Quattro is powered by an electric motor that provides 238 horsepower at the front axle and a 435-horsepower motor at the rear axle. Each motor produces a combined power output of 475 hp and 630 Nm, with boost mode bringing the power up to 530 hp. The top speed is 245kph and the 0-100kph time is 4.1 seconds.
On the Audi RS e-Tron GT, the system output increases to 598hp and 830Nm of torque thanks to the addition of a new rear electric motor. In boost mode, the RS e-Tron GT is capable of 0-100kph acceleration in 3.3 seconds, and the max speed is 250kph.
The rear motor is driven by a 2-speed transmission, with a short-ratio first gear for acceleration and a long-ratio second gear for greater efficiency and performance. Audi claims that the 93kWh battery of the e-Tron GT and RS e-Tron GT offers a WLTP cycle range of 500km and 481km respectively. The AC model can reach an 80 percent charge in just 9 hours 30 minutes and the DC model can reach an 80 percent charge in 22 and a half minutes.
Price Details and Rivals:
Audi GT e-Tron Variant and Prices
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|e-Tron GT||Rs 1.80 crore|
|RS e-Tron GT||Rs 2.05 crore|
The Audi e-Tron GT comes in at a starting price of Rs 1.80 crore, which is higher than that of the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Jaguar I-Pace, two of the current crop of luxury EVs. Porsche’s Taycan will challenge it for market share in 2022, however.