Audi e-tron GT launched at Rs 1.80 crore

    Audi’s third all-electric model in India has been launched in two variants; gets a dual-motor set-up and 93kWh battery.

    Published On Sep 22, 2021 12:14:00 PM


    Audi e-tron GT launched at Rs 1.80 crore
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    Audi has launched the e-tron GT in India, with prices starting at Rs 1.80 crore (ex-showroom, India). Available in two variants, the e-tron GT is Audi’s third all-electric model in the country, following the introduction of the e-tron twins (SUV and Sportback). Deliveries for the new e-tron GT will commence by January 2022.

    • Available in Standard and RS variants
    • Standard's range is up to 500km; RS' range is 481km (WLTP cycle)
    • Features adaptive air suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and more

    Audi e-tron GT variant-wise prices
    VariantPrice (ex-showroom,India)
    e-tron GTRs 1.80 crore
    RS e-tron GTRs 2.05 crore

    Audi e-tron GT: exterior and interior

    In terms of design, the e-tron GT closely resembles the first e-tron GT concept from 2018. The four-door coupe has a heavily sloping roofline, wide track, broad shoulder line and low bonnet. There is also a new interpretation of Audi’s single-frame grille on the e-tron GT where the honeycomb-pattern grille is painted in the body colour with a black surround. Rather than cooling, the grille’s main purpose is to hide a number of sensors used by the car’s assist systems. Audi’s signature LED headlights and tail-lights with ‘coming and leaving home’ animations are a part of the package as well.

    Inside, the e-tron GT’s dashboard is driver-focused, with the central stack tilted towards the driver.  Unlike some newer Audis with a dual-screen set-up, the e-tron GT uses traditional physical buttons for the climate control.

    The RS e-tron GT comes with a RS styling package which brings with it a sports steering wheel with alcantara upholstery and contrasting stitching, Nappa leather upholstery on certain panels and Express Red or Steel Grey seatbelts.

    Audi e-tron GT: features

    The Audi e-tron GT features a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, connected car technology, a shift-by-wire gear selector, a 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen 3D sound sytem, ambient lighting, 3-zone climate control, adaptive air suspension, an active rear spoiler, carbon-ceramic brakes, Matrix LED headlights and 20-inch alloys.

    Safety equipment includes 9 airbags, traction control, ESC, a 360-degree parking camera, and a variety of driver assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning.

    Audi e-tron GT: powertrain details

    The Standard e-tron GT quattro features a 238hp electric motor powering the front axle and a 435hp motor at the rear axle. Both motors produce a combined total of 475hp and 630Nm, with boost mode taking the power up to 530hp. The top speed is 245kph, with 0-100kph achievable in 4.1sec.

    As for the Audi RS e-tron GT, the total system output rises to 598hp and 830Nm of torque, thanks to a more powerful rear electric motor. In boost mode, power rises to 646hp and the RS e-tron GT is capable of a 0-100kph time of 3.3sec and a top speed of 250kph.

    It uses a 2-speed transmission for the rear motor, with a short-ratio first gear for acceleration and a long-ratio second gear for greater efficiency and high-speed performance. The battery is an 93kWh unit from which Audi claims a range of up to 500km for the standard e-tron GT and 481km for the RS e-tron GT as per the WLTP cycle.

    Both models are capable of AC charging up to 22kW which takes the battery from 5 to 80 percent in 9 hours 30 mins and DC fast charging up to 270kW which takes the battery from 5 to 80 percent in just 22 and a half minutes. 

    Audi e-tron GT: rivals

    With prices starting at Rs 1.80 crore, the Audi e-tron GT will sit above the current crop of luxury EVs in India like the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar I-Pace. However, the e-tron GT will see competition from the Porsche Taycan, which is expected to launch in India in 2022.


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