Audi e-Tron GT 2024: The Future in the Present

Audi e-Tron GT 2024: The Future in the Present

02 July 2024 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Audi e-Tron GT 2024

 I'm going to be brutally honest with you, I've been saying it for years, I'm far from being a fan of electric cars. In fact, the problem is that I had never driven an electric car that gave me butterflies in my stomach, and that's where the Audi e-Tron GT came into my life. In fact, I'm sure it's the same for many others since the German manufacturer's sedan continues to gain in popularity.

 

There aren't many new features for the 2024 Audi e-Tron GT, as the car is still up to date. It's a model that certainly deserves your attention if you're looking for your first luxury electric car.

 

Range and Price

 

Audi currently offers two configurations for the e-Tron GT. There's the Quattro, which serves as the entry-level model, but you should know that we're far from a basic car here. Its starting price is $144,652, which is far from suitable for all budgets. If you want increased performance, you can opt for the RS version, which starts at $205,012.

 

Moreover, like any respectable luxury car, the starting price is just a reference here since the Audi e-Tron GT offers many options. For example, it can cost up to $7,900 for a simple paint job. If you want an interior with a more interesting color, you need to add $4,150. Of course, the German manufacturer's sedan also offers optional carbon ceramic brakes, which add $11,300 to the bill. In short, I think you get the formula here. However, this is the norm with this kind of car.

 

Category and Competition

 

The 2024 Audi e-Tron GT is a large luxury sedan and must compete with cars that have made their mark in the segment, like the Tesla Model S. Ironically, it even has to compete with a car that also belongs to the Volkswagen family, the Porsche Taycan. Fortunately, the Audi e-Tron GT offers a more elegant finish and is a more versatile car in everyday life, which many buyers prefer. Certainly, it's not for all budgets, but it's a car you should seriously consider if you're looking for a top-of-the-line 100% electric model.

 

Rivals: BMW i7, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S

 

Design and Technology

 

As you probably know, the Audi e-Tron GT shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan, which explains its roundness in places. However, I must say that it suits it quite well, especially with the angular shapes of the headlights, taillights, and bumpers. Additionally, the Audi e-Tron GT offers one of the prettiest color palettes in its category.

 

The interior of the German sedan is rather classic with digital instrumentation and a design similar to other Audi models for the dashboard. This isn't a bad thing as it ensures a certain uniformity in the brand's lineup, which buyers tend to appreciate since it's not uncommon to see people switch from one model to another at Audi.

 

Performance

 

The Audi e-Tron GT currently offers two engine options. Starting with the entry-level version, you get a combination of several electric motors for a total power of 469 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, which is already quite impressive. Additionally, it offers a Boost mode that increases the power to 522 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque for a few seconds. This engine is paired with a two-speed automatic transmission, and power is transmitted to all four wheels as standard, of course. As for the battery, it has a capacity of 93.4 kWh, which allows it to store enough energy to offer a range of 399 kilometers on a full charge. This is slightly below average, but it should be more than sufficient for most buyers.

 

Then we move on to the RS version, which offers roughly the same range. However, this one boasts even more exhilarating performance thanks to a combined total power of 590 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Again, Boost mode adds some spice, bringing the stakes to 637 horsepower and 632 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this, the German manufacturer's electric sedan can go from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.3 seconds.

 

Weak Points

 

Its name might raise some eyebrows in French. Its range is not as impressive as that of its rivals. It's closer to a concept car than a production model in some aspects.

 

Strong Points

 

The Audi e-Tron GT offers breathtaking performance. It's a pleasant car to drive and very comfortable. Moreover, it doesn't fail to turn heads as it passes by.

 

Signature Element

 

Its style, the fact that it's electric, and its level of technology ensure that the Audi e-Tron GT offers a combination of elements not found elsewhere. Moreover, it's one of the few electric cars in which I've truly enjoyed driving.

 

Final Word

 

To be honest with you, I would have a hard time defining the typical buyer for a 2024 Audi e-Tron GT, and that's a good thing. It's a car that can suit a wide range of people and impresses on all levels. It's clear that its futuristic design and performance are captivating. It's also a car that can be very comfortable for a chic evening in town. In my opinion, the Audi e-Tron can wear many hats, and that's what makes it such an exceptional car. Let's just say that we're far from the traditional luxury sedan that requires a chauffeur to really appreciate it.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier



Tags: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, Volkswagen, Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron GT, BMW i7, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Audi e-tron GT 2024

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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