The 2022 Audi e-Tron GT is a bold-looking electric car with deep engineering ties to the Porsche Taycan. In fact, the two slinky four-door Gran Turismo was developed alongside each other and share a cutting-edge 800-volt propulsion architecture that allows faster charging and helps ensure performance stays consistent. Aiding the e-Tron GT’s dual electric motors, which produce between 522 and 637 horsepower depending upon the model, is an innovative two-speed transmission that enables breathtaking take-offs. The Audi stands out from the Porsche with its more chiseled bodywork and busier front end. Inside, the e-Tron is equally elegant and technologically advanced, with a selection of handsome materials and high-tech features. Although the 2022 e-Tron GT is arguably just a re-bodied Taycan, it’s yet another desirable alternative to the popular Tesla Model S.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Packing a pair of electric motors that create an electrified version of Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the regular e-Tron GT generates up to 522 horsepower while the RS version peaks at 637 ponies. This power is converted to exhilarating acceleration with the help of its innovative two-speed transmission, which has a first gear for launches and a second top gear for optimal efficiency. A complex cooling system means its battery pack can handle repeated runs without the typical signs of heat-related degradation. Audi also eschews traditional one-pedal driving on its sporty EV, instead, providing a more natural feel. Thee-Tron GT is available with all-wheel steering, an adjustable air suspension, and wheel sizes that range from 19 up to 21 inches. We’ve driven the RS version and appreciated its smooth ride, stable handling, and its selectable regenerative-braking settings, which can be adjusted via the paddles on the steering wheel.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Every e-Tron GT features an 85.0-kWh lithium-ion battery, and Audi claims it will offer up to 238 miles of driving range. Since the E-Tron’s battery has slightly more usable capacity than the 83.7-kWh pack that powers the 2021 Taycan 4S, which is EPA-rated at 227 miles of range, we’d wager that the non-RS variant will have a similar figure. The e-Tron GT can also be recharged from 5 to 80 percent of its battery capacity in a claimed 23 minutes using the standard 270-kW DC fast charger.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Audi hasn’t announced how efficient the e-Tron GT will be. Once that information is released, and we have a chance to test one on our 75-mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate how efficient the electrified sedan is in the real world. For more information about the e-Tron GT’s efficiency ratings.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the e-Tron GT mixes fanciful and functional elements. The cabin incorporates multiple digital displays on its angular dashboard along with upscale trim. Audi offers a leather interior with different color options as well as a leather-free package that uses recycled materials. Of course, there’s no shortage of available luxury features. The top options include the ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, heated-and-cooled front seats with massage functions, and more. Front-seat passengers sit low to the ground, which promotes a sporty driving position. The rear outboard seats provide ample legroom, but its headroom is less generous, and the middle seat is more courteous than comfortable.