Keep in mind the automobile Tony Stark drove in Avengers: Endgame? That was the Audi e-tron GT, and the totally electrical sports activities sedan is making its official launch debut at this time, becoming a member of the Q8 e-tron in PHS Automotive Malaysia’s (PHSAM) line-up of e-tron fashions.
The 2022 World Efficiency Automobile of the 12 months first made its debut in February 2021 and is constructed on the J1 platform, which is shared with the Porsche Taycan. The e-tron GT measures 4,989 mm lengthy, 1,964 mm vast, 1,414 mm tall and has a wheelbase of two,900 mm. In comparison with its SUV stablemate talked about initially, the e-tron GT vary is loads easier with regards to the variety of variants supplied.
On the entry degree, there’s the e-tron GT quattro that retails at RM587,990 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. For the cash, you’re getting an all-wheel drive electrical powertrain with an electrical motor on every axle, with the one on the entrance being paired with a single-speed transmission, whereas the rear unit has a two-speed gearbox.
Collectively, they supply a complete system output of 476 PS (469 hp or 350 kW) and 630 Nm of torque, which is sweet for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds and a prime pace of 245 km/h. Do you have to want just a little bit extra, an obtainable enhance mode quickly offers you with 530 PS (523 hp or 390 kW) and 640 Nm so you may full the century dash in simply 4.1 seconds. Nifty.
Powering the electrical motors is a lithium-ion battery with a gross vitality capability of 83.7 kWh (93.4 kWh gross) that gives as much as 458 km of vary following the WLTP customary. For charging, the e-tron GT quattro helps a most AC enter (Sort 2) of 11 kW, with a full cost taking about 9 hours. When plugged right into a DC quick charger able to matching the automobile’s max enter of 270 kW, a 5-80% state of cost (SoC) takes simply 22.5 minutes.
Normal gear that’s included with this variant embody 20-inch black five-spoke aerodynamic module fashion alloy wheels, managed dampers (not air suspension), the e-tron sport sound system, Audi drive choose, LED headlamps and taillights with dynamic flip indicators, the Black look package deal plus, a panoramic glass sunroof, leatherette inside parts, a three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, perforated leather-based upholstery, powered entrance sports activities seats with driver-side reminiscence perform and three-zone local weather management.
Infotainment wants are met by the MMI Navigation plus with MMI contact system, which encompasses a 10.1-inch touchscreen show in addition to assist for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay by the Audi smartphone interface. One other show current within the inside is the 12.3-inch Audi digital cockpit (digital instrument cluster).
As for security and driver help techniques, the e-tron GT quattro comes customary with eight airbags, Audi pre sense entrance and rear (consists of AEB), adaptive cruise management (with pace limiter, effectivity help swerve help and switch help), lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring in addition to entrance and rear cross site visitors help.
Do you have to want to improve the package checklist, the e-tron GT quattro will also be ordered with the Dynamic Package deal that brings the asking value as much as RM661,990. For the added premium, you get matrix LED headlamps with laser mild know-how, a head-up show, a carbon-fibre roof in addition to metal brakes with a hardy tungsten carbide coating (much like the Porsche Floor Coated Brake system) and pink brake calipers.
Different upgrades embody inside parts in fantastic Nappa leather-based or Dinamica microfibre in addition to a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. The onboard AC charger additionally sees a rise in charging capability to 22 kW, bringing down the time it takes to achieve a full cost right down to about 4 hours.
If the e-tron GT quattro is just not spectacular sufficient for you, take into account the RS e-tron GT as a substitute. The range-topper is priced at RM787,990 and may speed up from a lifeless cease to 100 km/h in simply 3.6 seconds.
That is made doable by the upper outputs from its pair of electrical motors, which offer 598 PS (590 hp or 440 kW) and 830 Nm. As with the “base” choice, there’s a lift mode that will increase peak energy briefly to 646 PS (637 hp or 475 kW) so you will get from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Vary is sacrificed for the added grunt, with 447 km supplied by the battery with identical vitality capability because the e-tron GT quattro.
When it comes to gear, the RS e-tron GT carefully matches the e-tron GT quattro with the Dynamic Package deal, however it will get some variant-specific objects like 21-inch black five-twin-spoke concave module alloys, fantastic Nappa leather-based/Dinamica microfibre upholstery, the Shiny carbon styling package deal, carbon exterior mirror housings, stainless-steel pedals, matte Carbon Twill ornamental inserts, illuminated shiny carbon scuff plates and a black Dinamica microfibre headliner.
Of extra significance are the driving-related options particular to the RS e-tron GT, which embody a managed rear differential lock for the quattro all-wheel drive system, rear-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension system.
Every e-tron GT bought comes with a regular two-year guarantee and five-year roadside help. Clients can choose so as to add on the Audi Assurance Package deal (AAP) that provides one other three years to the automobile guarantee for a complete of 5 years. The EV battery can be coated by an eight-year, 160,000-km guarantee.
GALLERY: Audi RS e-tron GT