The new Audi e-tron GT: An electrifying masterpiece

The Audi e-tron GT quattro has been the electric and sporty top model in Audi’s product portfolio since its premiere in 2021. The four-door Gran Turismo combines evocative design with a powerful drive system and dynamic handling. The new versions significantly improve the sporty vehicle’s range, performance, charging, and handling.

With the RS e-tron GT performance, Audi is debuting its first fully electric RS performance model. The new models in the Audi e-tron-GT family are available to order from Thursday, 20th June.

The new variants of the e-tron GT series combine a progressive design with innovative technology, each having a distinctive look. The new Audi RS e-tron GT is now sportier as well. Its front end alone features a much more radical look. The inverted Singleframe comes in the RS-typical 3D honeycomb structure. The apron framing the black mask visually opens the RS e-tron downwards. The vehicle appears lower, seeming to hug the street in combination with the functional L-shaped blades. The rear end of the RS e-tron GT borrows elements from motorsports. The blades come as standard in body colour for a sporty look. Another detail from racing is a vertical, red reflector sitting between the aero channels.

The Audi RS e-tron GT performance is the first fully electric RS performance model. It features unique design elements and stands out from the RS e-tron GT with an optional matte, darkened carbon roof in combination with optional carbon camouflage elements. These elements are a first from Audi and are intended exclusively for the RS performance.

The four rings now come in a premium-quality, two-dimensional design positioned between the radiator grille and the front apron. The range of colours features nine exterior finishes. In addition to solid Arkona White, it includes the metallic or pearl effect colours Ascari Blue, Daytona Grey, Florett Silver, Kemora Grey, Mythos Black, and Progressive Red. Nimbus Grey is available as an exclusive finish for the RS e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT performance, while the new colour Bedford Green is on offer for the RS e-tron GT performance.

Audi has also reworked the wheel range. New 20” multi-spoke wheels are available for the S e-tron GT and RS models. In addition, Audi has added two new six-twin-spoke wheels for the RS models. The entire wheel surface is matte and darkened for the RS e-tron GT performance, which intensifies the vehicle’s sporty ambitions.


Audi’s new CI also shapes the interior with redesigned seats, steering wheel, entry sills, and digital content. The light projection from the door has also been adapted. When the driver’s door opens, a red diamond with a red shadow appears; the S version features a white diamond with a red shadow.

New wooden inlays in natural linear anthracite birch are available for the e-tron GT family; for the RS e-tron GT performance, they are also available in matte carbon camouflage to match the exterior. New interior features include applications in Vanadium, an anthracite-coloured effect finish that appears differently depending on the lighting. The applications are available as an option for the S e-tron GT and come as standard in the RS models.

The new e-tron GT versions have a steering wheel flattened at the top and bottom. For the RS models, the steering wheel comes with two red control satellites and optionally with a 12 o’clock marking. The seats have also been upgraded. The new funnel aperture design is more dynamic and now features an integrated inlay with an illuminated logo. The S e-tron GT now comes as standard with the sports seats plus with 14-way adjustment. In combination with the leather-free design package, the sports seats come with contrasting orange stitching. For the RS models, the seats can be ordered by request with an optional massage function. The sustainable microfiber material Dinamica and the fabric Cascade are used in the interior.


The GT family is digital and connected thanks to numerous Audi Connect services, on-demand functions, and an app store. The Audi virtual cockpit provides new information on the battery temperature and shows the maximum possible charging power in real time. The RS e-tron GT features displays with RS-specific content.

As an optional additional upgrade, a technically advanced panoramic glass roof is available. The panoramic roof’s smart glass minimises direct sunlight and turns opaque at the touch of a button. It can be individually controlled like a ‘digital curtain’ via the MMI display, where customers can choose from four presets.


Permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PSM) are used as electric motors on the front axle of the S e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT and have an output of 176 kW each. As an additional feature, the RS e-tron GT performance has modified power electronics on the front axle with a revised pulse inverter for even higher discharge currents. All three derivatives are more efficient, while also boasting significant increases in power and improved acceleration.

In all three model variants, the fully electric Gran Turismo from Audi offers impressive driving performance. The S e-tron GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the RS e-tron GT in 2.8 seconds. The RS e-tron GT performance in only 2.5 seconds. The S e-tron GT reaches a top speed of 245 km/h. The RS models have a top speed of 250 km/h.

A newly developed and enlarged brake system with standard steel discs and black calipers handles negative acceleration in the S e-tron GT. The calipers are available in red as an option.

A new standard boost function allows the RS e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT performance to provide a noticeable 70 kW increase in power while driving.


Audi has lowered the weight of the high-voltage (HV) battery while simultaneously increasing its energy density. Despite the higher energy content, the weight of the HV battery has been reduced by nine kilograms to a total of 625 kilograms.


Audi has increased the maximum charging power from 50kW to 320kW. Under ideal conditions, the e-tron GT family’s HV battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes at a high-power charging station. In as fast as 10 minutes, the battery recharges to a range of up to 280 kilometers.

Outfitted with Plug&Charge, the vehicle automatically authorises and activates compatible charging stations when the charging cable is plugged in. The new HV battery also features a significantly wider quick-charging window. Even in low temperatures, the car reaches very high charging performance faster. This enables very high charging performance at temperatures as low as 15 °C, further reducing the energy requirements of the thermal management system and making it even easier for customers to take advantage of the ideal quick-charging window. As an option, customers can also charge with up to 22 kW when charging with alternating current.

For the first time, the Audi virtual cockpit plus now provides customers with comprehensive information about the current operating state of the HV battery, including battery temperature, a quick-charging forecast, and the preconditioning status.


The standard suspension is a newly developed air suspension with 2-chamber/2-valve technology, which offers significant advantages in driving dynamics without compromising on comfort. The new and highly innovative active suspension is also available as an option. This system provides an unprecedented spread between comfort and driving dynamics.

The Audi drive select dynamic handling system lets the driver control the vehicle’s character. It features three profiles: efficiency, comfort, and dynamic. The S e-tron GT also enables the driver to configure an individual mode, and the RS models offer two individually configurable, RS-specific modes: RS1 and RS2. As an exclusive feature, the RS e-tron GT performance has a performance mode designed for an optimal setup on challenging circuits.

On request, Audi offers all-wheel steering combined with a more direct front-axle steering ratio than the predecessor in the e-tron GT quattro. This reduces steering effort at lower speeds. All-wheel steering reduces the car’s turning radius by about 0.6 meters when manoeuvring.


The new models of the Audi e-tron GT family are available to order now. Prices for the S e-tron GT start at €139,635, the RS e-tron GT at €163,395 and the RS e-tron GT performance at €177,650.

Commenting on the arrival of the e-tron GT model range, Audi Ireland Brand Director Damien O’Sullivan: “The Audi e-tron GT model range is iconic, since it first arrived on Irish roads the e-tron GT family have turned heads and been a fan favourite. We’re excited to see the arrival of the new versions of the Audi e-tron GT and I know they will surpass the high expectations everyone has as we set new standards in performance.”