Audi revealed at Los Angeles Lounge 2018 the e-tron GT concept. This 100% electric 4-door coupe with high performance will be among the early 2021 models.
The electric offensive is on
theAudi e-tron GT will be the third 100% electric model of the ring brand. The SUV of Audi e-tron arrives just in concession. In 2019 it will be equipped with a Coupé SUV (SUC): the Audi e-tron Sportback.
The Audi e-tron GT has a similar size (4.96 m), but is of course much lower at 1.38 m under the roof. The production version will be released in late 2020, probably at the Los Angeles Show, and launched in early 2021.
Within the Volkswagen Group, we have to leave it to Primeur Porsche Taycan which we will talk about a little bit further. Audi announces that 12 100% electric models will be on the range by 2025.
Taycan Porsche Gene
Audi has decorated its e-tron GT with a single-frame grille, which was originally housed in the front bumper. A back band has been treated in the spirit of the brand's new high-end models (Audi A8 and Audi A7 Sportback) and athletic shaped wings. But let's not be fooled: The flag line and the side windows are the ones of the Porsche Taycan, The future 100% electric four-door sedan, which results from the Porsche Mission E concept, which will be launched in 2019.
The Audi e-tron GT and the Porsche Taycan share the same electrotechnical platform and both have an electric motor on each axle.
Two combined electric machines ensuring permanent four-wheel drive. The batteries are placed in the floor to minimize the center of gravity.
The brand announces that it would be as low as the athlete's Audi R8,
e-tron GT: a sporty family
theThe concept of the Audi e-tron GT develops a total output of 434 kWthe equivalent of 590 ch, Accelerations are lively: Movement from 0 to 100 km / h is provided in 3,5 s. Twelve seconds are enough to reach 200 km / h. To ensure sufficient autonomy, the maximum speed is limited to 240 km / h. Room for maneuver – the true key to success for any electric vehicle – Audi announces 400 kilometers according to the new WLTP protocol.
"The autonomy of the Audi e-tron GT is 400 km"
Lithium-ion batteries have a capacity of 90 kWh, they have a high capacity for charging in braking phases. Expect a delay of 0.3 g. Audi points out that this "engine brake" is suitable for 90% of situations in which the vehicle has to be braked. For "heavy" braking Carbon / ceramic discs Take care of the grain.
Digital and minimalistic
The interior of the Audi e-tron GT takes on four digital seats and takes on the digital architecture of the brand's new high-end models. It's not surprising The universe is completely digital The instrumentation is displayed on a plate in front of the driver and two touchscreens are embedded in the center console.
The first is Panorama, while the second, with much smaller dimensions, conceals the air conditioning interface. On board the buttons were reduced to a minimum: The controls are tactile or gestural, The shapes are clear and the atmosphere is high-tech, but surprisingly, the concept of the Audi e-tron GT does not include cameras for external retrovision, while the Audi e-tron SUV offers them as an option.
A very fast charge
To charge the Audi e-tron GT, several methods are possible. Use a cable connected behind an electrically-opening cover on the left front fender.
It's the same system as the Audi e-tron SUV. To avoid getting dirty hands, an induction solution is also possible. Then, however, it is necessary to park in a certain place, and the charge will inevitably be longer, counting a whole night.
"With the 800-volt technology, the distance of 320 km takes only 20 minutes "
For busy owners there will also be a system with a voltage of 800V. In this case, 80% of the load is filled in twenty minutes, which can be up to 320 km. However, this forced load can permanently affect the reliability of the battery. Audi therefore recommends a slower load.
Audi e-tron GT concept review
Audi is clearly triggering hostilities against Tesla with the GT e-tron. the Model S is in his line of sight. Attacked on his California lands, the company ofElon Musk So only a few months remain until the arrival of the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT series.