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Ambassadors for electric driving fun

Audi With the e-tron GT, the brand with four rings is bringing its second electric car onto the road. First test drive with the sporty sedan.

The Audi RS e-tron Quattro focuses on design and dynamics.

With the e-tron, Audi already has a battery-electric model on offer.

But the range must continue to grow in order to bring more e-cars onto the road – and thus reduce the CO2 emissions of the vehicle fleet to the ever-stricter standards.

The electric car must therefore become the norm, both for customers and for manufacturers. While the e-tron SUV that Audi launched in 2019 is still based on the basic architecture of the conventionally powered Audi Q5, this is the first Audi that was conceived from the ground up as an electric vehicle. The e-tron GT shares its technical substructure with the Porsche Taycan – and therefore also comes as a four-door sedan with similar dimensions to its brother. There are also similarities in the technical data.

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Audi RS e-tron GT

The heart of a modern electric car is the battery. It also sits flat in the underbody of the e-tron GT and has two recesses so that rear passengers have more space for their feet. The battery has a capacity of 93.4 kWh, of which 83.7 can be used effectively. According to Audi, this is enough for a range of more than 487 kilometers in the WLTP measurement cycle for the basic e-tron GT quattro model.

Two power levels with all-wheel drive

Even the technical data of the entry-level model are more than remarkable: the two electric motors on the front and rear axles have a maximum of 530 hp and take the 2.3-ton car to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. Above this, Audi positions the RS e-tron quattro; it has 646 hp and sprints to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds at best, but costs at least 149,400 francs – almost as much as a comparable Audi RS7 with 600 petrol hp.

Just looking at the technical data makes it clear: the e-tron GT does not want to make e-mobility palatable with reason, but with emotions. In addition to the impressive and spontaneous acceleration in both models, there is surprisingly agile handling despite the high weight. Like its sister model, the Audi relies on a two-speed gearbox on the rear axle, air suspension with roll stabilization and all-wheel steering. Together with the low center of gravity, this ensures a precise and balanced driving experience – accompanied by an artificially recorded driving noise if desired. However, the low hum is neither obtrusively loud nor disturbing and thus ensures a suitable extension of the driving pleasure.

Fast charging with 800 volts

The quick charging function with a charging capacity of up to 270 kW ensures that the range is quickly extended. At a suitable charging station, the athlete can charge electricity for a 100 kilometer journey in five minutes; After just under 23 minutes, the battery should be 80% charged again.

This means that the GT is also suitable for longer journeys, which also includes the good suspension comfort and the pleasantly low noise level in the interior. In the back seats, there is a bit of a lack of headroom for tall people; in addition, little light comes through the small windows to the rear seats; but that only applies to the sportier RS ​​model; the basic version has a glass roof as standard. The trunk under the front hood has a capacity of 85 liters; in the rear it is 405 liters, with the RS model only 366 liters due to the standard hi-fi system with subwoofer. This is not excessive, but sufficient for most everyday situations. The Stromer is only of limited use as a pack donkey anyway, since loading is difficult due to the small tailgate.

Ultimately, driving pleasure and design are the focus of this car. Probably the most important arguments if you want to convince even the spoiled clientele of e-mobility in this high price segment. It should also be taken for granted in this class that the car supports the driver both when driving with numerous assistance systems and independently takes over the search for suitable charging stations.

Audi RS e-tron GT quattro

Engine: 2× e-machine synchronous

Power: 646 hp/830 Nm

Drive: 4×4, 2-speed automatic

L×W×H: 4989×1964×1414mm

trunk volume: 366L

Weight: 2420kg

0-100km/h: 3.3 sec.

Vmax: 250km/h

Range WLTP: 433-472km

Load 5%-80%: 22.5 mins

Price: from 149,400 francs

Audi e-tron GT quattro

Engine: 2× e-machine synchronous

Power: 530 hp/640 Nm

Drive: 4×4, 2-speed automatic

L×W×H: 4989×1964×1413mm

trunk volume: 405L

Weight: 2350kg

0-100km/h: 4.1 sec.

Vmax: 245km/h

Range WLTP: 452-487 km

Load 5%-80%: 22.5 mins

Price: from 109900 francs

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