Audi e-Tron GT makes global debut in Los Angeles

Audi brings to the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show its all-new concept electric car – the Audi e-tron GT concept.

The four-door Gran Turismo represents the future of electric performance for the brand. Production will be in late 2020. 

Audi E-Tron GT comparing it with Tesla Model S

The Audi e-tron GT, as a four-door coupe, could become a direct competitor of the Tesla Model S.

The e-tron GT has a flat floor architecture with a 90 kWh battery that takes the entire underfloor area between the axles. The range is expected to be over 400 km (almost 250 miles) under WLTP test cycle. Not only the battery, but also a lightweight body was key to achieving long-range. Audi manufactured the body using a multi-material construction: roof section made from carbon along with numerous aluminum components and supporting elements made from high-strength steel. – report

On the powertrain side, Audi decided to use one motor per axle (permanently excited synchronous motors) to achieve all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and high-power regenerative braking. Peak power output is 434 kW, which should enable the production version to go 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds.

Colaboration with Porsche

For sure Porsche’s input to the e-tron GT can be seen in the charging capability as the 800 V battery system offers to replenish the battery capacity up to 80% in 20 minutes.

Audi e-tron GT concept:

  • 90 kWh battery
  • over 400 km (248.5 miles) of range (WLTP)
  • dual motor (PMSM) all-wheel drive with torque vectoring
  • system output: 434 kW (590 hp)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.5 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in over 12 seconds
  • top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph)
  • 800 V battery system voltage
  • fast charging: 0-80% in 20-minutes
  • wireless charging at 11 kW
  • 450 liters of luggage capacity plus extra 100 liters under the hood
  • 4.96-meter length, 1.96-meter width and 1.38-meter height

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