November 29, 2022

The Audi electronic-Tron GT sedan is a model that follows the same pattern as the e-Tron SUV, which is mid-sized in size. The four-ring company determined to give the EV appear and feel similar to the Audi sports cars we’ve come to know and enjoy similar to the way the e-Tron mimics Audi’s classic gasoline-powered crossovers. However, a sports car is far more exciting than an SUV and the e-Tron’s 522-hp GT is just as thrilling as the top V-8-powered Audi four-doors, such as that of the Audi RS7 and the RS6 for performance, and driveability.

This time, we examined our base version, and it isn’t euphoric. It’s a perfect match to the Porsche Taycan’s 4S model the e-Tron GT costs $103,895 and includes the rear and front electric motors, which produce 522 horsepower. It has the same platform, two-speed gearbox, as well as battery with Porsche but its low-slung body as well as its more traditional interior, are distinct from Audi.

HIGHS: Pleasing driving demeanor, familiar Audi interior, striking looks.

It is possible to shell out an additional $40,000 for the more powerful variant of the E-Tron GT with 637 horsepower as well as some tweaks to the chassis. However, we wouldn’t recommend it. While the RS E-Tron GT e-Tron GT remarkably overcame the 3.0-second barrier to reach 60 mph during our tests but the non-RS is fast and has the 3.6-second results in the identical test. A sub-12.0-second quarter-mile race isn’t considered to be slow in any sense and the e-Tron GT achieved 11.9 seconds with a trap speed of 119 mph.

The best part is how this electronic GT gives the user a reward. The steering is lightweight as well as precise and gradual as well as the damping is perfectly adjusted. It’s got quite a different style of driving than the Taycan model, which has more powerful steering and a stiffer suspension. We all preferred the e-Tron’s more gentle demeanor and smooth ride, but Audi’s results from our braking and handling tests were not as good as the Porsche’s. The Audi was riding the less aggressive Pirelli Cinturato tires compared with the Taycan 4S’s Pirelli P Zero rubber The Audi held its grip to the tune of 0.90 g on the skidpad. It stopped at 70 miles per hour within just 159 feet. These are very respectable numbers but are still lower than that of the Taycan’s 1.03 grams and 147 yards.

EPA ratings show only an insignificant difference in the estimated coverage between the GT RS and non-RS models since both models have the same battery. This was evident in our tests and the e-Tron GT was able to achieve the same 240 miles range with the same results that the RS in our 75-mph real-world highway test. This means that the Audi the only EV that is able to beat its EPA-estimated range of 238 miles with the standard model and 238 miles in the RS.

Lows: Performance isn’t as good as the Taycan however, it’s priced almost identical.

While Porsche has the Taycan’s cockpit with screens to create a futuristic ambiance, the E-Tron GT actually features fewer screens slashing at your eyes than many of Audi’s other non-electric models. A digital gauge cluster, as well as a 10.1-inch touchscreen, are reminiscent of the A6 and models, however, instead of the haptic display lower down on the dash, which is responsible for HVAC functions the e-Tron GT features a straightforward set of toggle switches as well as hard buttons. We are impressed by Audi’s control in this regard, and the sole sign of oddity is the shifter in the shape of a bar that moves between the two sides to enable reverse and neutral modes, as well as drive.

The e-Tron GT is singularly focused in its quest for excellence in sports-sedan performance without over-emphasizing its distinctness from a traditional gas car. It’s at least similar to it is the Porsche Taycan with which it shares its powertrain, platform, and electrical design. It’s a good thing, too since it’s almost as costly it could surprise purchasers who think that Porsches are in a different class than Audis. However, Audi’s options are much fewer than Porsche’s. This means that the e-Tron that we tested was nearly loaded GT equipped with Prestige and Performance packages retailed at $121,690. The Taycan 4S we previously tested cost $143,690 and came with a more extensive list of options.

There’s no doubt that the e-Tron GT is a pricey option. It’s one of our top EVs to drive, and maybe one of our most favored sports sedansof all time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *