More distinctive: The model family now includes three variants The Audi S e-tron GT1, the Audi RS e-tron GT2, and the Audi RS e-tron GT performance3

More powerful: Significant advances in range, performance, and charging

More variable: Newly developed suspension makes for an ideal balance between driving comfort and dynamic

The AudiĀ e-tron GTĀ quattroĀ has been the electric and sporty top model in Audiā€™s product portfolio since its premiere in 2021. The four-door Gran Turismo combines evocative design with a powerful drive system and dynamic handling. The new versions significantly improve the sporty vehicle’s range, performance, charging, and handling. With the RSĀ e-tron GTĀ performance3, Audi is debuting its first fully electric RS performance model. The new models in the AudiĀ e-tron GTĀ family are available to order now.

ā€˜With theĀ e-tron GTĀ models, we are setting new standards in performance. The increased charging power and electric all-wheel drive ensure improved long-distance capability and considerably more performance. The newly developed chassis offers an unprecedented range between driving comfort, ride comfort, and driving dynamics,ā€™ says Gernot Dƶllner, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.

The new variants of theĀ e-tronĀ GT series combine a progressive design with innovative technology, each having a distinctive look. For example, the new AudiĀ SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā stands for elegant sportiness. Its front end is homogeneous and expressive at the same time. A black mask encircles the fully closed, inverted Singleframe, which reflects the specific design language of theĀ e-tronĀ models. Embossed structures lend the grille a precise threeā€‘dimensionality.

A strip of bodyā€‘color paint above the Singleframe gives the Gran Turismo an even sportier and visually deeper look. The airĀ curtains, which ensure optimized airflow around the front wheel in the front apron, are more strongly shaped. An elegantly designed aerodynamic diffuser with vertical fins dominates the rear end. A bodyā€‘color inlay above the rear diffuser adds even more visual texture and acts as a link between the diffuser and rear bumper.

The new AudiĀ RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā is now sportier as well. Its front end alone features a much more radical look. The inverted Singleframe comes in the RSā€‘typical 3DĀ honeycombĀ structure. The apron framing the black mask visually opens the RSĀ e-tronĀ downwards. The vehicle appears lower, seeming to hug the street in combination with the functional Lā€‘shaped blades.

The rear end of the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā borrows elements from motorsports. The streamlined diffuser echoes the theme of three-dimensional efficiency elements in the front, such as the Lā€‘shaped blades, in the rear of the vehicle. The blades come as standard in body color for a sporty look. Another detail from racing is a vertical, red reflector sitting between the aero channels.

The AudiĀ RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā is the first fully electric RSĀ performanceĀ model. It features unique design elements and stands out from the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā with an optional matte, darkened carbon roof in combination with optional carbon camouflage elements. These elements are a first from Audi and are intended exclusively for the RSĀ performance. The carbon camouflage is used in the embossed bumper structures, the door trim, parts of the diffuser, and the side mirrors.

The new corporate identity (CI) also contributes to the exterior upgrade for theĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family. The four rings now come in a premium-quality, two-dimensional design positioned between the radiator grille and the front apron. The range of colors features nine exterior finishes. In addition to solid Arkona White, it includes the metallic or pearl effect colors Ascari Blue, Daytona Gray, Florett Silver, Kemora Gray, Mythos Black, and Progressive Red. Nimbus Gray is available as an exclusive finish for the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā and RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3, while the new color Bedford Green is on offer for the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3.

An optional Black Optics package is also available to order. It includes dark Audi rings in the front and rear, air intakes, the wing mirror housings, and diffuser element (SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā ).Ā The RS-models come with dark Audi rings as standard. In the Black Optics Package, the L-shaped blades in the bumper and the aero channels in the diffuser are finished in high-gloss black. Matching exterior mirror housings are available as an option.

Audi has also reworked the wheel range. New 20ā€‘inch multi-spoke wheels are available for the SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā and RSĀ models. In addition, Audi has added two new six-twin-spoke wheels for the RSĀ models. The forged and milled 21ā€‘inchĀ wheels are reminiscent of the so-called ā€œAVUSĀ wheelā€, which Audi unveiled in 1991 on the AudiĀ AvusĀ quattroĀ study. With its clear and uncompromising lines, this iconic wheel belongs to the DNA of the Audi brand. The entire wheel surface is matte and darkened for the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3, which intensifies the vehicleā€™s sporty ambitions.

The interior: Sporty elements and sustainable materials

Audiā€™s new CI also shapes the interior with redesigned seats, steering wheel, entry sills, and digital content. The light projection from the door has also been adapted. When the driverā€™s door opens, a red diamond with a red shadow appears; the SĀ version features a white diamond with a red shadow. New wooden inlays in natural linear anthracite birch are available for theĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family; for the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3, they are also available in matte carbon camouflage to match the exterior. New interior features include applications in Vanadium, an anthracite-colored effect finish that appears differently depending on the lighting. The applications are available as an option for the SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā and come as standard in the RSĀ models.

The newĀ e-tronĀ GT versions have a steering wheel flattened at the top and bottom. For the RSĀ models, the steering wheel comes with two red control satellites and optionally with a 12Ā oā€™clockĀ marking. The seats have also been upgraded. The new funnel aperture design is more dynamic and now features an integrated inlay with an illuminated logo. The SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā now comes as standard with the sports seats plus with 14-way adjustment.

In combination with the leather-free design package, the sports seats come with contrasting orange stitching. For the RSĀ models, the seats can be ordered by request with an optional massage function. The performanceĀ model has an exclusive new design package with Serpentine Green stitching to compliment the exterior Bedford Green finish, and seats with an optional 18-way adjustment.

The sustainable microfiber material Dinamica and the fabric Cascade are used in the interior. Dinamica, which looks and feels like suede, is comprised of almost half recycled polyester, some of which Audi sources from fabric scraps. The seats, steering wheel, hood above the virtual cockpit, door mirrors, center console, and greenhouse are 37 to 45 percent Dinamica.

The RSĀ models feature Dinamica in deep black. Reminiscent of natural fibers, the fabric Cascade is made with 15 percent selvage and 35 percent recycled polyester. In the interest of protecting the environment, it is not dyed. Cascade is used in the seats and the door mirrors. The carpeting and floor mats are made of Econyl, a material that consists of 100 percent recycled nylon fibers from production waste, fabric and carpet scraps, or old fishing nets.

Upgraded Audi virtual cockpit and smart panoramic roof

The GTĀ family is digital and connected thanks to numerous AudiĀ ConnectĀ services, on-demand functions, and an app store. The AudiĀ virtualĀ cockpit provides new information on the battery temperature and shows the maximum possible charging power in real time. The RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā features displays with RS-specific content.

For example, customers who purchase anĀ RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā can select a white power display and speedometer via the MMI ā€“ a tribute to the 1994 AudiĀ RSĀ 2Ā Avant, where the analog dials initially came in white.

As an optional additional upgrade, a technically advanced panoramic glass roof is available. Unlike previous materials, the panoramic roofā€™s smart glass minimizes direct sunlight and turns opaque at the touch of a button. This is accomplished through so-called polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology, which can change from transparent to opaque. Electrically controllable glass components contain two PDLC film elements sandwiching the liquid crystals that give the technology its name.

When no voltage is applied to the crystals, they form a non-transparent layer, making the glass roof opaque. When voltage is applied, the crystals realign, and the roof becomes transparent. It can be individually controlled like a ā€œdigital curtainā€ via the MMIĀ display, where customers can choose from four presets. The graphics of the matte surfaces are reminiscent of the sporty honeycomb Audi has made iconic.

More efficient and powerful: Electric all-wheel drive

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PSM) are used as electric motors on the front axle of the SĀ e-tron GT1Ā and the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā and have an output of 176Ā kW (239Ā PS) each. As an additional feature, the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā has modified power electronics on the front axle with a revised pulse inverter for even higher discharge currents. All three derivatives are more efficient, while also boasting significant increases in power and improved acceleration.

The newly developed electric motor on the rear axle, also a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PSM). It is the same size as the PSM in the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā and RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā at an axial length of 192 millimeters and a diameter of 230 millimeters. Parts like the motor come from the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). The electric motors have an output of 415Ā kW (564Ā PS) each. Both electric motors have power reserves for extreme driving situations.

The maximum total output of the drive system in the SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā is 500Ā kW (679Ā PS). The RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā reaches a maximum electric output of 630Ā kW (856Ā PS). The RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā delivers an output of 680Ā kW (925Ā PS). This makes it the most powerful production car that Audi has ever built.

In all three model variants, the fully electric GranĀ Turismo from Audi offers impressive driving performance. The SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā in 2.8 seconds. The RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā in only 2.5 seconds. The SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā reaches a top speed of 245 km/h. The RSĀ models (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi):Ā 21.1 ā€“18.4 (WLTP); combined CO2Ā emissions in g/km (g/mi):Ā 0;Ā CO2Ā class: A) have a top speed of 250 km/h.

A newly developed and enlarged brake system with standard steel discs and black calipers handles negative acceleration in the SĀ e-tronĀ GT1. The calipers are available in red as an option. Both RSĀ models include tungsten carbide-coated brake discs, which are optional on the SĀ model. The brake calipers come in the customerā€™s choice of black, red, or orange. Audi offers carbon-fiber ceramic discs for the entireĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family. Here, the ten-piston calipers come as standard in anthracite and are available in red on request.

Despite the significant increase in power, Audi was able to reduce the weight of the electric motor on the rear axle by around ten kilograms by redesigning components such as the lighter rotor and stator and optimizing the cooling system. Audi strengthened the driveshaft in the powertrain to ensure smooth power distribution and further reworked the electronics responsible for all-wheel drive distribution, optimizing them for all AudiĀ driveĀ selectĀ modes.

A new standard boost function allows the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā and the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā to provide a noticeable 70 kW increase in power while driving. The driver can activate the boost function with the left control satellite on the steering wheel. The boost activates for ten seconds, as indicated by a countdown in the cockpit.

Lighter battery with higher energy density, range up to 609 km**

Audi has lowered the weight of the high-voltage (HV) battery while simultaneously increasing its energy density. Despite the higher energy content, the weight of the HV battery has been reduced by nine kilograms to a total of 625 kilograms. The HV battery boasts a gross storage capacity of 105Ā kWh (net: 97Ā kWh). Among other measures, optimizing the two-layer cooling plate results in a twelve percent increase in capacity for the 33 cell modules, each holding twelve pouch cells with a flexible outer skin. Audi has also modified the cooling system of the cells themselves.

This measure, combined with changes in materials and separators and adapted cell chemistry, results in a higher cell energy density. The energy available to the newĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family via recuperation (regenerative braking) has also increased from 290 to 400Ā kW. The driver can select manual or automatic recuperation via the MMI as well as control it in three levels using the shift paddles.

Audi has further increased the maximum charge and discharge currents to 400 amps through an increased current flow inside the individual cells. The changed cell chemistry and the further optimized, intelligent, predictive thermal management system with improved pump and valve switching and refined preconditioning allow more power to flow during charging. The newly designed charging system of the combined booster converter also contributes to an improved charging performance by reducing the weight by 2.3 kilograms and providing the voltage conversion stages from the battery to the final load.

Higher charging power: Charge for 10 minutes, drive 280 kilometers

Audi has increased the maximum charging power by 50Ā kW to 320Ā kW. Under ideal conditions, theĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family’s HV battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes at a high-power charging (HPC) station. In as fast as 10 minutes, the battery recharges to a range of up to 280 kilometers. Outfitted with Plug&Charge, the vehicle automatically authorizes and activates compatible charging stations when the charging cable is plugged in.

The new HV battery also features a significantly wider quick-charging window. Even in low temperatures, the car reaches very high charging performance faster. This enables very high charging performance at temperatures as low as 15 Ā°C, further reducing the energy requirements of the thermal management system and making it even easier for customers to take advantage of the ideal quick-charging window. As an option, customers can also charge with up to 22Ā kW when charging with alternating current.

For the first time, the AudiĀ virtualĀ cockpitĀ plus now provides customers with comprehensive information about the current operating state of the HV battery, including battery temperature, a quick-charging forecast, and the preconditioning status. Specifically, this new feature uses Audi-specific graphs and icons to clearly display the currently reachable charging power and the current temperature of the HV battery. The AudiĀ VirtualĀ CockpitĀ Plus also indicates the preconditioning status when navigation to an HPC charging station is active. This allows the driver to see what charging performance to expect at a glance.

The thermal management system, which consists of four optimized cooling circuits, keeps the battery and the drive system components at their ideal temperatures. Depending on the outside temperature, the battery can be cooled or warmed for quick charging. The standard heat pump increases the range, especially in the winter, through energy-efficient AC in the interior.

Active suspension and AudiĀ driveĀ select with individually configurable RSĀ modes

The standard suspension is a newly developed air suspension with 2-chamber/2-valve technology, which offers significant advantages in driving dynamics without compromising on comfort. The new and highly innovative active suspension is also available as an option. This system provides an unprecedented spread between comfort and driving dynamics.

The AudiĀ driveĀ select dynamic handling system lets the driver control the vehicleā€™s character. It features three profiles: efficiency, comfort, and dynamic. The SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā also enables the driver to configure an individual mode, and the RSĀ models offer two individually configurable, RSā€‘specific modes: RS1 and RS2. As an exclusive feature, the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā has a performance mode designed for an optimal setup on challenging circuits.

The suspension keeps the carā€™s body nearly horizontal during dynamic braking, steering, and acceleration. This results in a highly precise steering response, increasing the driverā€™s control of the car during dynamic driving. In these driving situations, the active suspension ensures near-perfect road grip with its balanced distribution of wheel loads.

During smooth driving, the active suspension almost entirely neutralizes the vibrations of the car body, especially when driving over bumps. When the driver activates the curve tilting, starting, and comfort braking functions via AudiĀ driveĀ select, the suspension compensates for pitching and rolling, which reduces the acceleration experienced by vehicle occupants. The active suspension also has a comfort entry feature when the car is standing still. Depending on the carā€™s initial height, it can rise by 55 to 77 millimeters in a matter of seconds.

On request, Audi offers all-wheel steering combined with a more direct front-axle steering ratio than the predecessor in theĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ quattro. This reduces steering effort at lower speeds. The system works by using a spindle drive to rotate the rear wheels by a maximum of 2.8 degrees ā€“ in the opposite direction to the front wheels up to a speed of about 50 km/h, which increases agility and maneuverability or in the same direction as the front wheels from a speed of about 80 km/h, which improves stability. Between 50 and 80 km/h, the system fades between an opposite and matching steering angle, depending on the driving situation. All-wheel steering reduces the carā€™s turning radius by about 0.6 meters when maneuvering.

Available to order now, prices start at 126,000 euros

The new models of the AudiĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ family are available to order now. Prices for the SĀ e-tronĀ GT1Ā start at 126,000 euros, the RSĀ e-tronĀ GT2Ā at 147,500 euros, and the RSĀ e-tronĀ GTĀ performance3Ā at 160,500 euros.
**under ideal conditions

1. Audi SĀ e-tron GT: Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 19.7 ā€“18.0 (WLTP); combined CO2Ā emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0; CO2Ā class: A

2. Audi RSĀ e-tron GT: Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 21.1 ā€“18.4 (WLTP); combined CO2Ā emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0; CO2Ā class: A

3. Audi RSĀ e-tron GTĀ performance: Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 20.8 ā€“18.7 (WLTP); combined CO2Ā emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0; CO2Ā class: A
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