The brand of four rings luxury marque is going full electric in a big way. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 13, 2022 2022 Audi e-tron GT RS Beginning with the e-tron, in 2019, Audi has quickly rolled out a number of BEVs across its lineup. Along with the e-tron SUV, they soon after offered the e-tron Sportback, a more efficient large hatch vs the SUV body of the original e-tron. In 2022, the brand of four rings introduced two new e-trons, the Q4 e-tron, a compact CUV and now the e-tron GT/RS GT Sports sedan. This write-up will focus on the e-tron GT which is available at Audi dealerships nationwide and supported by an Audi ecosystem designed to make going electric seamless. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are the brand’s first electric sports sedans that are the backbone of the ever-growing Audi electric portfolio. All the while Audi as a brand has stated they are committed to global net CO2 neutrality for its entire lineup from design through production and delivery by 2050. 2022 Audi e-tron GT Design and Appointments The all-new Audi e-tron GT features a sleek long, low, wide, and exhilarating exterior with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles for the e-tron GT, and 232 miles on the 637 HP RS e-tron GT. The beautiful design is accentuated by large wheels, a wide track, and long wheelbase all delivering a low center of gravity and massive curb appeal. The flat greenhouse with sloping roofline creates a sleek esthetic, while a spacious interior creates a four-door GT with seating for five. U.S. models will come to market with standard 5-spoke, 20” alloys w/ gray accents while the RS e-tron GT sits on 5-spoke, 20” aero alloys or available 21” wheels. Standard for RS e-tron GT models is a lightweight, high-strength, carbon roof panel. Available Matrix-design headlights with Audi laser light for additional high-beam visibility. A leather-free interior incorporating synthetic Dinamica and Alcantara standard. Nappa leather is available. 2022 Audi e-tron GT RS The driver sees the 12.3-inch and a 10.1” MMI touch response displays angled towards him or her. Standard is a full-circumference, flat-bottom steering wheel, wrapped in Alcantara while a perforated, leather-wrapped wheel is available. Offered in two trims, the e-tron GT delivers performance and comfort to deliver a fun to drive everyday driver. The entry, premium plus, trim offers standard 14-way adjustable heated sport seats, adaptive air suspension, and matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist. Optional packages include a premium Driver Assistance system, full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, and performance package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights. The top-of-the-line Prestige trim comes standard with the premium Driver Assistance package, head up display, top view camera, dual pane windows for a near-silent ride, remote park assist, and Bang & Olufsen Sound. Optional packages for the Prestige trim are full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, Performance Package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights, and 21” wheels on top of the performance package. The high-performance RS e-tron GT takes the sports sedan to a whole new level. This 637 HP derivative arrives with a Carbon fiber roof panel, Driver Assistance package, heads up display, power steering plus, e-torque vectoring plus and carbon fiber accents on the front and rear bumpers standard. Available supplementary packages include the Carbon Performance Package with rear wheel steering, an upgraded 21” 5-spoke design wheel, carbon fiber accents on the exterior door trims, Audi laser headlights, and black exterior badging. Full leather interior is also available. A Year One Package is also available with the Carbon performance and full leather packages, a unique 21“ wheel with red ceramic brakes and the RS interior design package featuring a black interior with red contrast stitching and red seat belts All-in, the e-tron GT is offered with a choice of nine vibrant exterior colors, and paired with six interior Dinamica/Leatherette or Fine Nappa leather options. 2022 Audi e-tron GT RS 2022 Audi e-tron GT Drivetrain The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is driven by its dual motors, producing 469 horsepower, or up to 522 HP in overboost with launch control, and 464 lb-ft of torque (472 lb-ft with overboost). This allows the e-tron GT to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 152 mph. The front and rear motors in the more powerful RS e-tron GT produce a net 590 HP and up to 637 HP with overboost, the most powerful Audi yet. The RS’ total system torque is 612 lb-ft which can accelerate the sedan from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds with a 155-mph top speed. That places the acceleration of RS e-tron GT on par with the V10-powered Audi R8 supercar – all while generating zero local emissions. The e-tron GT can be equipped with an optional rear wheel steering system allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction from the front wheels at speeds up to about 30 mph, a maximum of 2.8 degrees, while above 30 mph they turn in the same direction. An available e-torque vectoring plus includes a locking rear differential for cornering and also brakes the inner wheel for improved handling. 2022 Audi e-tron GT Charging With the release of the 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, owners are provided with three years of complimentary CCS DC fast charging (DCFC) through the Electrify America network. With a maximum 270 kW charging speed, 5 to 80% battery charging can be accomplished in as little as 22-minutes, very similar to the Porsche Taycan from which the GTs drivetrain and charging hardware is based. 2022 Audi e-tron GT Customer Care Audi has implemented electrification experts at critical touchpoints. The dedicated Audi Customer Care teams are staffed with e-tron advocates to help provide a customer centric concierge level experience with a wealth of EV knowledge, be it charging or technical information that a customer may be searching for. On the road, the standard roadside assistance provides peace of mind. Audi e-tron GT customers are also offered seven Silvercar by Audi rental car days at no additional cost with the purchase of their vehicle. This Always Audi solution enables Audi customers the ability to select a complimentary rental Audi at a participating dealer. Whether it be to test drive another Audi model, to drive an Audi during a business trip or a trip with the family to a location where charging may be more difficult, Always Audi gives e-tron customers the flexibility to match their multifaceted lives. 2022 Audi e-tron GT 2022 Audi e-tron GT Specs and MSRP e-tron GT|RS e-tron GT HP: 469|590 Torque (lb-ft): 464|612 0-60 (sec): 3.9|3.1 Top speed (mph): 152|155 Battery (kWh): 93|93 Combined EPA range (miles): 238|232 Starting MSRP: $99,900|$139,900 The Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are manufactured in the Böllinger Höfe plant near Neckarsulm, Germany. Its production is certified as net CO2-neutral.