The elegant high performance BEV Audi e-tron GT is available for pre-order in Taiwan starting from today at a lowest price of NT$4.45 million. The first batch only has 50 units.
“e-tron GT is the most mesmerizing creation of my career,” commented Audi’s Head of Design March Lichte. According to Lichte, innovation requires people to think outside the box, and the e-tron GT is the best representation of that.
The Audi e-tron GT announced in February this year is not only a milestone for Audi’s performance BEVs, but is also a breakthrough in design, receiving prominent praises from global auto fanatics.
Audi has accelerated its development in the Taiwanese market, and is continuing to expand the BEV product line. After the debut of the BEV SUV in Taiwan, the company announced the introduction of the brand new e-tron GT, which is available for pre-order, with 50 units in the first batch. The entry of e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT will challenge the high-end EV market in Taiwan in different ways.
e-tron GT is adopted with a wide and flat honeycomb shield design that has a low center of gravity, which enhances the “aggressive” and “tough” appearance of the vehicle at the front, and the aerodynamic contour is extended to the tail of the vehicle to highlight its elegant and muscular curves. The perfectly balanced golden ratio is what establishes the charisma of Audi e-tron GT.
Similar to other performance pursuing brands, aerodynamics is one of the critical factors in today’s EV designs, and Audi e-tron GT has achieved a drag coefficient of 0.24Cd, which further enhances the power output and driving range of the vehicle.
EVs emphasize equipment in addition to performance. All Audi models in Taiwan are equipped with the matrix LED aurora headlight that is not only sharp but also offers excellent light assistance for driving. The new digitalized cockpit also introduces an intuitive operation experience.
The BEV tech-savvy Audi e-tron GT system is equipped with 2 permanent-magnet synchronous motors on a 50:50 ratio that exerts the standard and boost modes. The flagship Audi RS e-tron GT has a maximum horsepower output of 598/646PS (boost), with a maximum torque output of 830Nm, and completes 0-100km/h acceleration in 3.3 seconds, alongside a WLTP of 472km.
As for the Audi e-tron GT variation, the largest power output can go up to 476/530PS (boost), with a maximum torque output of 640Nm, and completes 0-100km/h acceleration in 4.1 seconds, alongside a driving range of 488km.
Both e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan are equipped with the new two-speed gearbox, and the collocation with the smart quattro four-wheel transmission system achieves smooth acceleration performance during both low and high speed driving. The dynamic all-wheel steering system provides a stable driving experience and precise steering, while the active air suspension system offers a comfortable, energy-preserving, and sporty driving perception through the elevation of the vehicle itself.
In terms of charging performance, e-tron GT is configured with a 800V power system, and supports a maximum charging efficiency of 270kW, and it takes only about 23.5 minutes to charge from 5% to 80% through the 180kW fast charging stations of Audi. Owners are able to charge their vehicles using home and destination AC.
Audi has released an advanced 11kW residential charger for the owners of Audi e-tron GT that is priced at NT$12,000. Regarding high efficiency charging locations, Audi Taiwan has established a 180kW Audi super charing station at the Taoyuan and Tainan display centers that will be officially available in the third quarter.
Pre-order Prices for Audi e-tron GT
- NT$4.45 million for Audi e-tron GT quattro
- NT$4.52 million for Audi e-tron GT quattro exquisite edition
- NT$5.98 million for Audi RS e-tron GT
(Cover photo source: Audi Taiwan)