Audi e-tron GT Summary
The E-Tron GT is Audi’s take in the new-found flagship electric sedan segment. Based on the E-Tron GT Concept showcased back in 2018, it will be the German carmaker’s third pure electric product after the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, the E-Tron GT.
The production-ready prototype of the E-Tron GT spotted by our spy sleuths retained most of the concept’s styling. Which means that when it arrives, the four-door sedan will have a low-slung nose, with sharp LED headlamps and cascading grille. Moreover, the sedan will also have a charging port positioned on the front fenders on both sides, similar to the ones seen on the mechanically-related Porsche Taycan. At the back, the LED taillamps will also be similar to the concept and will run across the tailgate like the A8.
The E-Tron GT Concept had an almost production-ready cabin. So the large infotainment system, new steering wheel design and the all-digital instrument cluster should be carried over from the concept. The cascading centre console and high-quality material that was seen on the concept will also be retained. In terms of space, the electric nature should help the flagship sedan liberate more cabin room compared to the similar-sized conventional sedan.
Powertrain details are scarce at the moment but we expect it to share the underpinnings with the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback. Apart from that, a bigger battery pack combined with a more powerful motor shared with the Taycan is also on the cards. So the 93.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack should be good enough for propel E-Tron GT for 412 kilometres. The 800-volt architecture would allow quick charging facility as well. And the power output could be between 500-600bhp.
We expect the new Audi E-Tron GT to break cover either later this year or in 2021. It might be much more affordable than the Porsche Taycan while rivalling the likes of upcoming electric flagships like Jaguar XJ, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and BMW 7 Series. Indian debut is likely to happen a few years after it goes on sale in the international markets.