The e-tron GT adds to Audi India’s growing line-up of electric cars – its RS variant has also been launched
After launching the e-tron SUV in India earlier this year, Audi today announced the launch of the e-tron GT and e-tron GT RS. Its cost is Rs 1.8 crore and Rs 2.05 crore respectively. It sits above the e-tron SUV range, which is available from Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.17 crore. All prices are ex-sh.
The e-tron GT is a coupe-style electric four-door saloon that’s meant for grand excursions in comfort. While it is not as sporty, sharp or luxurious as its cousin the Porsche, it is certainly distinctive and equally impressive in its design. Following the coupe style, the e-tron GT gets a broader shoulder line and a heavily sloping roof with a lower bonnet.
Up front, the sedan features a signature Audi hexagonal-shaped grille that surrounds the familiar Matrix LED headlights in combination with Audi laser lights. The front bumper has air curtains that improve aerodynamic efficiency.
The LED taillights at the rear get an animated function which is one of the distinguishing highlights of the car. Along with the side profile, it gets aggressive creases, chrome finish on the door sills and diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels which make it suitably luxurious.
On the inside, you get Air Quality Package, Nappa leather upholstery, 18-way adjustable sports seats Pro with Massager and front seat ventilation, ambient lighting package, 3-zone air-conditioning and comfort key. Apart from this, Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with Touch, B&O Premium Sound System with 3D Sound, Audi Smartphone Interface and Audi Phone Box with Wireless Charging are also on offer.
power on tap
The highlight of the e-tron GT is what drives the sedan forward. The e-tron GT is powered by a dual-motor setup, which draws power from an 83.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. In the standard variant, the powertrain churns out a cumulative output of 530 hp and 630 Nm of peak torque. In the top-spec RS trim, it makes 646 Bhp and 830 Nm of torque.
While the standard trim offers a maximum range of 500 km on a single charge, the more powerful RS variant reaches 481 km per WLTP cycle. The respective top speeds of the e-tron GT and e-tron GT RS have been pegged at 245 kmph and 250 kmph, while the claimed 0-100 kmph acceleration times for both the variants are 4.1 seconds and 3.3 seconds respectively. seconds is indicated.
Both derivatives feature Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system as each axle is driven by a dedicated electric motor. However, since there is no mechanical link between the axles, the sedans are equipped with an electronic control system to coordinate the drive between the axle and the wheels. The booking is already done online on the company’s website or at their authorized showroom.