Audi e-tron GT bookings open in India
After its global debut in February this year, the e-tron GT is coming to the Indian shores and Audi is accepting the bookings for a token amount of Rs 10 lakh. The Audi e-tron GT will be the third model to join the EV lineup from the manufacturer in India after the e-tron SUV and the e-tron Sportback. Just like the e tron SUV, the GT is also available in two models — quattro and RS.
The GT is a four-door coupe and will be offered in two variants — quattro and RS. Both models have styling that sits in line with Audi’s EV design language. When looked at from the front, you will see a bold octagonal panel in place of the conventional Audi grille between the matrix LED headlights. As you move toward the side, you will notice the sloping roofline and that the GT has 19-inch wheels, which are standard but customers can also opt for the 21-inch wheels with aero blades. And at the back, there is a red LED light bar that runs across the width of the car flanked by the tail lamps with dynamic coming home and leaving home animations.
The standard GT will be powered by two electric motors on each axle giving it quattro AWD, with a total output of 469.3bhp and 630Nm of torque. The RS e-tron GT however gets a bump in these figures to 590bhp and 830Nm. And we all know about Audi’s party trick, the boost mode. When activated, it provides a boost output of 523bhp for the base variant and 636bhp for the RS, for brief 2.5 seconds. The RS e-tron GT takes 3.3 seconds to do 0 to 100kmph and can reach a top speed of 250kmph. The quattro will do the same in 4.1 seconds and can go up to 245kmph.
With an 85kWh lithium-ion battery, the GT gets a WLTP range of 488 kilometres and can either be charged with an 11kW AC charger, an optional 22kW fast charger, or up to 270kW DC fast charger as standard. Audi claims that the GT can do roughly 100km with just five minutes of charging time.
Interior and features
It is a grand tourer so it has to be sporty and comfortable. The cabin has four seats shrouded with upholstery made up of recycled material which hints at Audi’s plans for future sustainability. It has a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and a 10.1-inch touchscreen display as standard with smartphone integration and voice assist. Features like the Audi phone box and Bang & Olufsen sound system are available as an option on the base variant, but comes standard in the RS. There is also an e-tron route planner which calculates the fastest route and nearest possible DC fast charging points.
While Audi hasn’t confirmed anything regarding the prices of the GT range, but given the performance figures, we estimate the quattro to be priced at Rs 1.3 crore and the RS will be more expensive at Rs 1.8 crore (ex-showroom).