The all-new 2022 Audi e-tron GT expands the e-tron lineup with a sleek, four-door sedan to sit alongside the existing SUV and sportback. There will also be an RS e-tron GT that ups the performance ante. Both are fully electric, all-wheel drive sedans that combine the luxury of an Audi with the power and handling of a sports car.
The e-tron GT has two electric motors – one at each axle – for a total output of 469 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque for the base trim (522 hp/472 lb-ft of torque with overboost). That gives it a 0-60-mph time of 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph. The RS e-tron GT has a more powerful rear motor that increases those figures to 590 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque (637 hp/612 lb-ft of torque with overboost). It has a faster 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a higher top speed of 155 mph.
Both Audi e-tron GT models have a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows for DC fast charging. It can charge from 5 percent up to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes.
Audi estimates the range of the e-tron GT to be 238 miles on a full charge, while the RS e-tron GT’s range will be slightly shorter at 232 miles. The EPA has not yet certified these range figures. As always, Audi disclaims that “actual range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use.”
The luxurious interior has seating for five people and, since this is a zero-emissions vehicle, a focus on sustainability. While a leather package is available, there are several leather-free alternatives made with recycled materials including old plastic bottles and textiles. Even the floor mats are recycled with nylon fibers from fabric remnants and old fishing nets.
There’s a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen that includes not just the usual navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, and apps, but additional features specific to an electric vehicle. These include a trip planner that figures out the fastest route with the shortest charging stops while using traffic data to ensure accuracy.
Safety features include standard automatic emergency braking, which can detect vehicles as well as pedestrians and cyclists in select conditions. A range of packages adds additional safety features. These include the ability for the car to park itself with the driver either comfortably seated inside or standing right outside with control through the myAudi smartphone app.
The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is priced from $99,900 while the RS e-tron GT starts at $139,900. Both will be available this summer.
If you can’t wait for the 2022 e-tron GT, the first-generation 2021 Audi e-tron is on sale now at Audi dealerships starting at around $66,000. If you are looking for a more accurate idea of pricing, you can build and price an e-tron on Audi’s official web site.