2022 Audi RS e-tron GT – FAST Luxury Performance Electric Sportback. 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT – First Look, Drive, Interior and Exterior. Daytona grey. Please Consider Subscribing.
0:00 Interior and Exterior
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The headlights and rear lights are characteristic elements of the exterior design of the e-tron GT that further enhance the expressive exterior design. The LED light signatures at the front and rear feature pronounced three-dimensional modeling and emphasize the emotive look of the e-tron GT. The daytime running lights provide a striking light signature, together with the characteristic blue designer trim of the optional Audi laser light that is at the center of the headlights at Audi for the first time. The sculptural light strip at the rear spans across the entire vehicle width, changing dynamically from a line in the center into ever larger segments toward the outside, which makes the e-tron GT appear even more powerful.
Three variants of headlights are available for the e-tron GT. Audi supplies them in LED technology with dynamic turn signals as standard. The Matrix LED headlights are available as an alternative. Their continuous high beams can shine with maximum brightness without causing glare to other road users. They come as standard with the RS e-tron GT. Topping the range are the Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.A laser spot is installed next to the low beam module. The laser spot is activated from a speed of 70 km/h (43.5 mph) and doubles the range of the high beam.
The strong focus of the interior on the driver, inspired by the monoposto idea, is a characteristic of sporty Audi models and the e-tron GT in particular. The central dashboard is tilted slightly to the left, and the pronounced three-dimensional instrument panel looks light and lean. Its upper section is drawn away from the driver in a large, elegant arc. The display of the Audi virtual cockpit plus stands freely in this space, while the MMI touch monitor is surrounded by a black piano finish bezel that seems to float above the instrument panel. If the ambient lighting package plus is on board (standard in the RS model ), it features a lasered and backlit “e-tron” badge in the right-hand section.
A strong contour separates the upper section of the instrument panel from the lower section, which contains the control panel of the standard three-zone automatic air conditioning system. The flat lateral air vents have a decidedly technical look and underline the width of the interior, with aluminum brackets surrounding their ends. A long arc below the windshield extends from one door to the other. The design of the sporty front door trims visually merges in a straight line into the fender edges of the front section.
The driver and passenger sit in a sporty low position, separated by a wide center console. The compact selector switch for the gears is located on the center tunnel console.
Its lean design emphasizes the airy sense of space and provides a highly precise haptic control experience. The rear seats offer sufficient space even for adults. The uncompromisingly high quality and processing of the materials reflects the attention to detail with which Audi develops and builds cars.
The purely electric gran turismo from Audi offers dynamic performance in both engine versions: The e-tron GT quattro accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while the RS model takes 3.3 seconds (in boost mode in each case). The top speed is 245 km/h (152.2 mph) and 250 km/h (155.3 mph) (governed), respectively.
In the e-tron GT quattro, the front electric motor outputs 175 kW (238 PS), and the rear motor outputs 320 kW (435 PS). Both electric motors keep reserves available for extreme driving situations, which is why the sum of their individual outputs exceeds the drive’s total output of 350 kW (476 PS) considerably. Up to 390 kW (530 PS) are available for approx. 2.5 seconds in boost mode via launch control. The total torque is 630 Nm (464.7 lb-ft), in boost mode 640 Nm (472.0 lb-ft). In the RS e-tron GT, the electric motor at the front axle also outputs 175 kW (238 PS), while the motor in the rear outputs 335 kW (456 PS). The total output is 440 kW (598 PS), and the total torque is 830 Nm (612.2 lb-ft). In boost mode, the output briefly increases to 475 kW (646 PS).
The PSM motors (permanently excited synchronous motors) in the e-tron GT work with great efficiency. The electric motor, its power electronics, and the transmission form a compact block on both axles. The rear electric motor transfers its torques to a two-speed transmission. The close-ratio first gear ensures spirited acceleration right from the start, if the driver so desires. If they choose not to use first gear, the e-tron GT moves off in second gear. Generally speaking, the long-ratio second gear improves efficiency and also provides large amounts of reserve power.