Audi E-tron GT sports activities saloon to get ‘energy focus’

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Audi E-tron GT can be launched in 2020 and be “extremely dynamic”
Audi electrical mannequin goals to outsprint Tesla’s Mannequin S P100D and can have “some Porsche genes”

The Audi E-tron GT four-door electrical sports activities automobile, due in 2020, can have the same vary to the brand new E-tron SUV however be “targeted extra in the direction of energy”, in accordance with the agency’s powertrain boss.

The E-tron SUV presents a 248-mile vary measured on the brand new WLTP check and Siegfried Pint advised Autocar the GT will obtain the same vary. However he added that the car can be “steered in the direction of efficiency”. In essentially the most highly effective increase mode, the E-tron has a claimed Zero-60mph time of 5.5sec, with a prime velocity of 124mph. By comparability, the rival Tesla Mannequin S P100D has a Zero-62mph time of four.3sec and a 155mph prime velocity. It’s understood that Audi will endeavour to make the E-tron GT beat these figures.

The E-tron GT, set to be previewed in idea kind on the Los Angeles motor present in November, can be constructed on the identical J1 platform because the Porsche Taycan EV that can be launched subsequent 12 months.

Audi technical improvement boss Ulrich Widmann mentioned the E-tron GT will “get some genes from Porsche and add lots of Audi genes”.

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The E-tron GT would be the first electrical mannequin within the E-tron vary to get a ‘flat-floor answer’ reasonably than the ‘high-floor options’ seen within the E-tron and upcoming E-tron Sportback, Widmann mentioned.

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The mannequin may also be the primary Audi EV to permit for 350kW quick charging, in accordance with product supervisor Johannes Eckstein. Which means will probably be able to charging to 80% in below 12 minutes.

Audi first confirmed plans for the electrical four-door automobile in March – two years after Autocar had scooped the mannequin – on the firm’s annual press convention.

Audi has additionally described the upcoming four-door as “extremely dynamic” and mentioned it confirmed the path of the corporate’s efficiency division.

The E-tron GT can be produced on the agency’s Neckarsulm manufacturing facility in Germany. It’s considered one of 10 Audi electrical fashions which might be due earlier than 2025.

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