Audi India’s next e-tron model is the GT. A four-door sports-coupe that will be launched this month for a price close to Rs 2 crore. The Audi e-tron is likely to debut with two variants, the Quattro and the RS.
Audi India has started accepting bookings for its upcoming all-electric GT car. The next big launch from the German marque is the e-tron GT. The new all-electric four-door-coupe will mostly be offered in two variants – Standard and RS – that are available in the international market. The standard model is called the e-tron GT Quattro, and the more powerful one is the RS e-tron GT.
The Audi e-tron GT shares its underpinnings with the Porsche Taycan, however; the overall execution of the package is very typically Audi like. The e-tron GT gets slim headlamps and a rectangular panel in the front mimicking a grille in all resembling an Audi like fascia. The wheels on offer are 19, 20, and 21-inch in size. Inside there is a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster housed into the dashboard.
Both the variants of the e-tron GT gets a dual-motor setup that are mounted on the front and the rear axle each, in turn offering an all-wheel-drive system. There is an 83.7kWh battery pack available with the Standard variant. The RS variant, on the other hand, gets a larger battery pack of 93.4kWh. Hence, despite the substantially higher power output of the RS, Audi has managed to offer the same range on both the standard and the RS variant. Both the e-tron GTs can do 488km in a single charge, claims Audi.
The peak power output for the standard model is 469bhp and 630Nm. There is a 50bhp and 10Nm boost when the launch control is activated, helping the e-tron GT sprint off the line quicker. The standard Audi e-tron GT can do a 0-100km/hr run in 4.5 seconds, but should you wish to use all the reserve boost at the launch, the same sprint can be clocked in 4.1 seconds.
The Audi RS e-tron gets a peak power output of 590bhp and with the added boost, the overall out goes up to 636bhp. The maximum torque available is 830Nm. The RS e-tron GT can do the 0-100km/hr run in 3.6 seconds (3.3 seconds with the boost). The Audi RS e-tron even gets a rear locking differential and carbon-ceramic brakes over the standard model.
Audi India will launch the e-tron GT by the end of this month. The four-door all-electric sports coupe is likely to be priced close to the Rs 2 crore (ex-showroom) mark. At this price point, the Audi e-tron GT will have no competition until the Porsche Taycan makes its debut in India sometime by 2022.