Audi India has launched the e-tron GT in India, with its prices starting at Rs 1.80 crore (ex-showroom India). It is available in two variants – the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT. It is the German automaker’s third all-electric model in India. Audi India had already commenced the bookings for the new Audi e-tron GT 2 weeks prior to the launch at a token amount of Rs 10 lakh and can be booked via an Audi dealership near you.

The Audi e-tron GT closely resembles the original concept that was first showcased in 2018. It carries over the heavily sloping roofline, low bonnet design, wide wheel arches and broad shoulder line. The famous Audi grille too now covered up and painted in body colour with a black surround. Audi’s signature LED headlights and taillights with ‘coming and leaving home’ animations are also a part of the package. Inside, the e-tron GT’s dashboard is driver-focused, with the central stack tilted towards the driver. Unlike some newer Audis with a dual-screen set-up, the e-tron GT uses traditional physical buttons for climate control.

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The e-tron GT in its RS guise

The RS e-tron GT comes with an RS styling package that accompanies a sports steering wheel with alcantara upholstery and contrasting stitching, Nappa leather upholstery on certain panels and Express Red or Steel Grey seatbelts.

The 83.7kWh and 93.4kWh Lithium-ion battery in the Audi RS e-tron GT and Audi e-tron GT, respectively, provides a range of 401 – 481 km for the RS and 388 – 500 km for the GT (WLTP combined). Both models come with dual motors, and while the e-tron GT produces 468bhp and 630Nm, the RS variant makes 590bhp and 830Nm. Using a high-power charger with 800 Volt technology and up to 270 kW charging power takes around 22 minutes to charge the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT from 5 per cent to 80 per cent.

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All that power is sent to all 4 wheels through Audi’s Quattro system, which can make the Audi RS e-tron GT accelerate from 0-100 km/h in an eye-watering 3.3 seconds, and the GT will take a mere 4.1 seconds to do the same.

In terms of features on offer, it comes as standard with the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI touch with a display of 12.3-inch and 10.1-inch come standard, as does a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, matrix LED headlights, lane departure warning system and cruise control and park assist plus package with 360-degree cameras.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “Today is a milestone day for us as we launch India’s first electric supercars. This is our fourth and fifth electric vehicle launch since July ’21 and we couldn’t be more excited for our customers. The Audi e-tron GT and the Audi RS e-tron GT are the ultimate brand shapers from Audi and are the manifestation of Audi’s continuous evolution as a progressive premium brand. These two four door coupes symbolize our DNA and our ambition to shape the future of premium mobility.”