Audi Unveils 2022 E-tron GT

Audi has unveiled the 2022 e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT: a four-door grand tourer based on the Porsche Taycan, packing a lot of performance into a stylish package. It’s sits towards the top of the luxury car maker’s model hierarchy both in terms of pricing and new tech.

The base E-Tron GT front motor provides 175 kW (235 horsepower), while the rear makes 320 kW (429 hp), putting total output normally peaks at 350 kW (469 hp) and 465 pound-feet of torque. Launch control boosts net output to 390 kW (523 hp) for a period of 2.5 seconds.  This allows the e-tron GT to repeatedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 152 mph.

The RS model, which features a more powerful rear motor (335 kW/450 hp), boasts a net 440 kW (590 hp) and 612 lb-ft., with launch control raising power temporarily to 475 kW (637 hp). As a result, the RS e-tron GT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a 155 mph top track speed. 

It is equipped with a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a 800-volt system capable of charging at 270 kW using a fast-charger, the car can go from 5 to 80 percent charge in a claimed 22 minutes. It’ll also reportedly gain a maximum of 62 miles of range in 5 minutes under optimal conditions. 

Inside, the e-tron GT comes standard with a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster and a central 10.1-inch touchscreen, where drivers can control music, navigation and other controls as well as electric vehicle-specific features such as searching for charging stations. Owners can opt for an upgrade and add a head-up display as well. Standard is a leather-free interior featuring recycled materials; Dinamica® and Alcantara come standard; Nappa leather is available.

The 2022 Audi E-Tron GT Quattro will start at $99,900 for the Premium Plus trim, while the Prestige trim starts at $107,100. The Audi RS E-Tron GT will cost $139,900 plus destination. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.

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