The new Audi e-tron GT electric four-door coupe has been launched in India with prices starting at ₹ 1.80 crore for the base Quattro variant, and going up to ₹ 2.05 crore for the top-of-the-line RS variant. It is the German automaker’s third electric offering in India after the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback, which were launched a few months ago. It comes to India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). The car is manufactured at the Audi Bollinger Hofe facility in Germany. The Audi e-tron GT made its global debut in February this year.
The e-tron GT coupe comes in two versions – e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT. Visually, the electric car sports signature e-Tron pattern panel instead of the grille, bold sculpted lines and a large indentation on the bonnet. While Matrix LED headlights are offered as standard in the RS variant, it is also available as an option on the regular e-tron. However, Audi laser light is available as an option for both models. The Audi e-tron GT rides on 19-inch wheels that can be upsized to 21-inch alloys with aero blades. At the rear, the car gets an end-to-end LED taillamp with arrowhead-shaped LED light signature. In terms of proportions, the Audi e-tron GT measures 4989 mm in length, 1964 mm in width, and 1418 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2903 mm. The car is offered in nine colour options – Ibis White, Ascari Blue, Florest Silver, Kemora Grey, Mythos Black, Suzuka Grey, Tactics Green, Tango Red and Daytona Grey.
On the inside, the Audi e-tron GT gets a well-packed 5-seater cabin featuring a large 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit console and 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen display as standard. The cabin design of the e-tron is very much in line with a classic Gran Turismo as front seats are installed in a sporty low position separated by a wide centre console. The system supports natural voice commands and Audi Connect services. The MMI navigation plus comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard offering intelligent navigation with e-Tron specific functions.
The e-tron GT also comes with custom software that offers unique exhaust sounds to further amplify its sports car character. The system is called AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System), and it generates separate exterior and interior sounds using the loudspeakers positioned outside as well as inside. There are three modes on offer – Efficiency, Comfort and Dynamic.
The Audi e-Tron GT comes with two Permanently Excited Synchronous Machine (PSM) motors on each axle, mated to a two-speed transmission at the rear axle and an electric all-wheel drive. The electric car gets an 85 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and is supported by an 800-volt technology enabling fast DC charging up to 270 kW.
The standard e-tron GT quattro variant offers an output of up to 390 kW or 523 bhp with a peak torque of 630 Nm. The RS e-tron GT, on the other hand, has an output of 475 kW (637 bhp) and 830 Nm of peak torque. While the e-tron GT Quattro has a range of 500 km, the RS e-Tron GT has a range of 481 km. The e-tron GT Quattro can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 245 kmph. The RS variant does the same in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.
The Audi e-tron GT is equipped with both AC and DC charging options. The company claims that the car can be charged from 5 to 80 per cent in 9.5 hours using an 11kW AC charger or 5 hours and 15 minutes via an optional 22kW AC charger. With a 270 kW DC charger, the battery can be charged from 5 to 80 per cent in just 22.5 minutes.