A little over two years after the presentation of the E- Tron GT Concept, the production version of the four-door Grand Tourismo from the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer is ready. It should come onto the market with two models as early as the spring of 2021.
Audi E-Tron GT: Sportstromer with a pinch of Taycan
Audi describes his third Stromer as a sporty touring car with high driving dynamics. In contrast to the first electric car models such as the E-Tron and the Sportback variant, it is basically the group’s first “real” Stromer, as the GT model is no longer based on a heavily modified version of the modular longitudinal construction kit (MLB evo), the was developed for combustion engines. Instead, Audi relies on the J1 platform, which Porsche also uses for its Taycan (test). It has been specially developed for more sporty electric vehicles.
The E-Tron GT not only shares the electric platform with the Taycan, but also other elements such as the drive technology, the structure of the battery and the turbocharging technology. Based on its close relationship with the Taycan, the E-Ton GT can be clearly categorized as a sporty vehicle, whose Quattro drive delivers an output of 350 kilowatts (476 hp) or 440 kilowatts (598 hp) to the asphalt, depending on the model. The E-Tron GT Quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.1 seconds, the RS model in just 3.3 seconds (both in boost). The maximum speed is 245 and 250 kilometers per hour (limited). Nevertheless, the range does not fall by the wayside, according to Audi: The E-Tron GT can manage up to 488 kilometers (according to WLTP, forecast) with its 85 kilowatt-hour battery.
Using the GT’s 800-volt technology, fast DC charging with up to 270 kilowatts of power is possible, provided that the Charging station allows. According to Audi, the E-Tron GT can be recharged within 5 minutes with full charging power for 100 kilometers. The charging process from five to 80 percent SoC (State of Charge) takes, according to the car manufacturer, “under ideal conditions, less than 23 minutes”. As standard, the vehicle supports charging with eleven kilowatts via alternating current – shortly after the market launch, a charger for 22 kilowatts of power will follow.
In Europe, Audi customers get access to their own Charging service E-Tron Charging Service, which comprises around 200,000 public charging points. Audi customers pay a uniform tariff nationwide in 26 countries, explains the group.
With its large wheels of up to 21 inches, the wide track, the flat silhouette and the long wheelbase, the GT can be recognized as a sports car. Its dimensions are 4.99 x 1.96 x 1.41 meters. According to Audi, the relatively low drag coefficient of 0.24 ensures high efficiency and a long range.
The interior of the Audi E-Tron GT: Focus on the driver
The interior of the E-Tron GT is heavily focused on the driver: The central dashboard and the 10.1-inch display are inclined slightly to the left. The cockpit’s 12.3-inch display stands free in the room, while the MMI touch monitor is embedded in a black piano lacquer panel. The third generation of the modular infotainment system