The classy new four-door electric sedan from Audi looking to take the market by storm in 2021. The e-tron GT seems to be a winner in terms of both appearance and performance, although the latter is yet to be tested out fully. Drawing power from a 90 kWh battery which juices its dual electric motors, the engine boasts of a combined horsepower of 590. Audi’s quintessential Quattro AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) system works its magic in distributing power to the wheels for better grip and handling. Featuring an 800-volt charging system, the e-tron GT is expected to have a fully juiced up battery within the hour. A saturated e-tron battery is expected to run south of 250 miles, although the impact of adverse terrain is yet to be tested. Audi boasts of its new baby being able to reach speeds of 65 mph in 3.5 seconds, reaching its peak of 149 mph, in 12 seconds. The car will feature three types of brakes – Carbon Ceramic brakes with 10-piston front capillars, tungsten carbide coated brakes and standard iron brakes. A complex cooling system has been incorporated to ensure that there is no compromise on acceleration, even after repeated draining and recharging of the car’s battery.
Audi has never compromised with comfort, and that does not change with this luxury sedan. The sedan is expected to be fully equipped with ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, exquisite front seating with heating, cooling and massage features, this is a luxury cruise on wheels. The e-tron GT comes with wireless charging feature, as well. The rear passenger section is expected to be just as spacious and comfortable. The seat fabric is reported to have been curated entirely from recycled material. The sedan also boasts of abundant luggage space in both the front bonnet as well as the traditional rear boot.
The Audi e-tron GT comes in dimensions of 4.96 metres (length), 1.96 metres (width) and 1.38 metres (height), proportions you might find taking you back to a classic Gran Turismo.
Performance and luxury aside, Audi has always boasted of a futuristic infotainment system which is heavily reliant on touchscreen displays. The Audi e-tron GT is almost certain to be no different.
While the e-tron GT’s visual appearance is enough to catch the eye, Audi has taken extra care to ensure that their new EV emits the perfect sound to engulf the driver in satisfaction and the passer by in envy. Equipped with three sound modes, the sedan uses a special algorithm to switch up the sound, based on the speed at which the car moves. In the e-tron Efficiency mode, the car is essentially silent, barring the regulation specified pedestrian warning sound. In Comfort mode, the exterior sound is added while the Dynamic mode increases the exterior volume and introduced cabin sound. Acoustic engineers have carefully curated the sound in the sound laboratory from 32 individual sound elements which can be put through modulations based on the stage of the drive.
A direct competitor of the Porsche Taycan, with an identical 800-volt charging system, Audi seems sure of being able to boast of a vehicle with a sleeker, more chiseled body and a more spacious interior.
Although its certified crash testing is pending, the Audi e-tron GT is expected to come fully equipped with the latest safety features, including emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control and many more, to ensure a drive which is as safe as it is luxurious.
Audi is yet to quote a price for its new EV, however, the revealed features, the expected additions and pricing of its closest competitors hint at a price tag north of 75,000$. This luxurious electric sedan may even land in the market breaking the ceiling of a $100,000 price tag, which would not be much of a surprise to car enthusiasts.