Audi is ready to expand its EV (electric vehicle) product portfolio in India. After this e-tron and e-tron Sportback, the German automaker will use the Audi e-tron GT to challenge the Porsche Taycan due in 2022. Prices for the new electric four-door coupe are expected to be announced in October 2021, dropping the first teaser image revealing its LED headlights. Similar to the global model, the India specification version could be offered in two variants – S and RS.
The drive system of the upcoming Audi e-tron GT S and RS includes an 85 kWh battery that promises a range of 488 km and 472 km, respectively. The performance-oriented electric coupe comes with a 238 hp and a 435 hp electric motor on the front and rear axles. Both engines deliver a claimed output of 475 hp and 630 Nm of torque. It is capable of going from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds while maintaining a top speed of 245 km / h.
The RS trim with the more powerful rear electric motor delivers a maximum output of 598 hp and a torque of 830 Nm. In boost mode, the output increases to up to 646 hp. The e-tron RS accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km / h. The four-door coupé has a 2-speed gearbox that transfers the power to the rear electric motor. The unit has a first short gear ratio and a second long gear ratio for greater fuel efficiency and high speed performance.
The Audi e-tron GT is packed with features like a single 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest smartphone connectivity, a 12.3-inch digital instrument, connected car technology and multiple driver assistance and safety systems. There are physical control buttons for the air conditioning unit. The most important design elements include the characteristic single-frame grille with a honeycomb pattern and black border, LED headlights, a low-set bonnet, a sloping roof line, wide shoulder folds, a sloping roof line and LED taillights.