After the launch of the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback, Audi India is planning on expanding its electric portfolio. The company is set to launch the e-tron GT this month and has commenced booking. The electric grand tourer can now be booked at a token amount of Rs. 10lakh. Along with the e-tron GT Audi plans on bringing the sportier version of the sedan known as the RS e-tron GT.
The Audi e-tron GT
As the name suggests, it is a 4 door all-electric coupe sedan. The sedan is based on Porsche’s Taycan and shares a considerable amount of technology.
On the outside, the electric sedan incorporates the brands new design language. It sets a perfect example of how an electric car should look with its low bonnet, broad shoulder line and heavily sloping roofline at the rear.
According to Audi “the all-electric Gran Turismo is an innovative synthesis of form and function, as is typical for Audi. It is the starting point for the design of future electric models from the brand, which will have a significantly more flowing design than today’s cars.”
On the inside, the coupe features a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, shift-by-wire gear selector, connected car technology, a wide range of driver assistance and more. It features a three-zone climate control but Audi provides physical buttons instead of a dual-screen display used in newer cars.
Powering the Audi e-tron GT is a lithium-ion 85kWh battery pack coupled to two electric motors. The electric motor on the front axle gives 238bhp of power and the rear axle motor gives out 435bhp. The combination of the electric motors provides a total power of 470bhp and 630nm of torque.
With a top speed of 245kph, the EV is capable of accelerating from 0-100 in 4.1 seconds. As per the European WLTP cycle, it has a claimed range of 487 km on a single full charge.
The RS e-tron GT on the other hand is powered by the same battery pack but with a more powerful rear electric motor. It has a total output of 598bhp and 830Nm of torque, however, in boost mode, the total output is increased to 646bhp. It is capable of reaching 0-100 in just 3.1 sec, a second quicker than the e-tron GT. On a single full charge, it is claimed to go up to 471 km according to the European WLTP cycle.
Audi e-tron GT pricing and competition
With an expected price tag of Rs. 1.6 crore for the e-tron GT and Rs. 2.0 crore for the RS version, they sit above the luxury EVs like the Mercedes EQC and Jaguar I-Pace. However, Internationally the EV goes against the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S and the Mercedes EQS.