2022 Audi E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT flex muscles for EV sedan race

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With EV battlefield becoming more and more vigorous day-by-day, players within the automotive industry are locking horns to take it to new levels. Truth be told, Audi’s first attempt in the EV battlefield with the R8 e-tron was not that productive. That is why they are on the move to change this destiny with the rebooted E-Tron lineup, initiating with the decent E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback crossovers. They have now decided to add a new body style to the lineup. The 2022 Audi E-Tron GT and sportier Audi RS E-Tron GT have transformed from their concept form into the reality phase.

Exterior design – An ideal combination of design elements

As far as the exterior design is concerned, the E-Tron GT is completely a handsome combination of design elements from their current sedans with petrol-engine as well as the E-Tron GT. Besides, optional Matrix LED headlamps ideally give the front end a purposeful poise. However, when you have a look at it from the sides, some Taycan lines show up. While keeping in view the fact that Porsche and Audi are branches in the same company, this fact is not that surprising. 

Up-to-the-minute technology features 

Unlike the Taycan, the E-Tron GTs aren’t the ones that shine a plethora of screens at you within the cabin. Instead, they strive to offer you with a large 12.3-inch screen that holds the infotainment duties but the climate control makes the most of conventional knobs and buttons. Although images of the standard E-Tron GT’s interior haven’t been made public yet, it should be similar to the RS’s interior sans the sport seats. In addition, there is a leather-free option on all models if you want your zero-emissions electric vehicle to be more eco-friendly. Unlike the flashy interior of the Taycan, the interior design and layout adds even more to a very functional setup. 

As per expectations, the E-Tron GT shares technological modifications with its premium cousin, the Porsche Taycan. It gets as many as 93.4-kWh Li-ion batteries with 800-volt architecture that helps in rapid charging — so quickly that it takes just 23 minutes while charging from 0 to 83 percent. As far as power outputs are concerned, it ranges from 469 hp in the base model to 590 hp in the fire-breathing. Besides, they also get 630 Nm and 830 Nm of torque too, respectively. Like the E-Tron crossover, the GTs also get an Overboost function that can boost the power to 522 hp in the GT and 637 hp in the RS, for a comparatively shorter interval of time.

They have you covered in the speed department

With every kind of electric power underneath, the E-Tron GT will hit the stupendous 100 kph from a standstill in merely over 4 seconds while the RS E-Tron GT takes just 3.2 seconds. As far as EPA is concerned, the estimated range for the E-Tron GT is 383 km while the RS E-Tron GT is likely to cover 373 km. The Taycan 4S quotes 365 km, still there have been examples of owners being able to eke out way more than that from it. The best part is that both cars come with air suspension, while four-wheel steering is also an optional extra on the E-Tron GT as well as standard fare on the RS.

Price within your range

The 2022 Audi E-Tron GT begins with US$ 99,900 (Dhs 366,952) in the U.S. and rises up to $139,900 (Dhs 513,880) for the RS variant. The prices are not that much different from the Porsche Taycan’s but the E-Trons offer more tech for approximately the same price. However, that being said it is also expected that they may cost more when they reach the Gulf market. 

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