After launching the RS e-Tron duo a month ago, Audi has brought in its current flagship electric vehicle globally, the e-Tron GT. The new Audi e-Tron GT is a four-door performance saloon, which has been launched in two variants in India, with its prices starting at Rs 1.80 crore (ex-showroom). Bookings of the e-Tron GT had already commenced in India a few days ago, with the deliveries of the first batch set to commence from January 2022.
2021 Audi e-Tron GT – Variants and Prices
The new Audi e-Tron GT has been launched in two different variants, e-Tron GT and RS e-Tron GT, both of which differ in terms of the maximum driving range and a few features in and out. While the e-Tron GT is priced at Rs 1.08 crore, the RS e-Tron GT will set one back by Rs 2.05 crore.
2021 Audi e-tron GT – Exterior
Based on the e-Tron GT concept which was showcased globally in 2018, the new Audi e-Tron GT is a four-door coupe, the design highlights of which include a low slung stance with a wide track, broad shoulder line, sloping roofline and low bonnet. At the front, the Audi e-Tron GT gets a new closed grille design with honeycomb inserts finished in gloss black. The standard package of the e-Tron GT also includes fancy Matrix LED headlamps and tail lamps with a ‘coming and leaving home’ feature and 20-inch alloy wheels.
2021 Audi e-Tron GT – Interior
The cabin of the Audi e-Tron GT is finished in top-notch Alcantara leather upholstery, with the centre console of it including a dual-screen set in the centre console physical buttons for climate control. The cabin gets a range of premium features including a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, three-zone automatic climate control, shift-by-wire gear selector and connected car technology.
The RS e-Tron GT adds in a few more special touches like a sports steering wheel with contrast stitching, Nappa leather upholstery and two choices of colour options for seat belts – Express Red and Steel Grey. The standard safety features which are standard are a range of advanced driver assistance systems like lane departure warning, lane keeps assist, adaptive cruise control and monitoring systems, 360-degree parking camera, traction control and nine airbags.
2021 Audi e-Tron GT: Powertrain and Mechanicals
The standard e-Tron GT has a 238 bhp electric motor on the front axle and a 435 bhp electric motor on the rear axle. The combined power output of this powertrain stands at 475 bhp of maximum power and 630 Nm of maximum torque. In the boost mode, the power output shoots up to 530 bhp. The model takes 4.1 seconds to reach 100 kmph from a standstill, with a claimed top speed of 245 kmph.
The more premium RS e-Tron GT comes with the same electric motor at the front and a more powerful electric motor on the rear axles. However, the power and torque outputs stand at 598 bhp of maximum power and 830 Nm of maximum torque output, with the power output of 646 bhp attainable in the boost post. The car can touch a top speed of 250 kmph and does the 0-100 kph in 3.3 seconds.
Both the versions come with the same 93 kWh battery, which returns a maximum driving range of 500 km in the e-Tron GT and 481 km in the RS e-Tron GT (both as per WLTP cycle). The battery can be charged from 5 to 8 per cent in 9 hours and 30 mins with a 22 kW AC charger and 22 minutes and 30 seconds with 270 kW DC fast charging.