The subsequent electric Audi is being launched, following in a footsteps of a Audi e-tron* SUV and a Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019. This time with a flat-floor settlement that provides for sparkling proportions and a low core of gravity. 434 kW (590 metric horsepower) ensures opening fit for a sports car. The torque is eliminated to a wheels around a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate with torque vectoring, as we would settlement for such a energetic Audi. The opening auxiliary Audi Sport GmbH is obliged for subsequently transforming a automobile into a volume-production model.
Inspiration drawn from a breeze tunnel: settlement and body
Flat, far-reaching and with a prolonged wheelbase – those are a proportions of a classical Gran Turismo. And a Audi e-tron GT judgment reflects these with a 4.96-meter length, 1.96-meter breadth and 1.38-meter height. The lightweight physique of a four-door coupé is done regulating a multi-material construction. Here we have a roof territory done from CO along with countless aluminum components and ancillary elements done from high-strength steel. The record for this automobile was grown in tighten partnership with Porsche. Design and sense are packaged full of observable Audi DNA.
The kindly tilted roofline of a e-tron GT judgment that extends good into a back echoes a Sportback blueprint that is a hallmark of a brand. This is, however, clearly taken brazen into a future, indicating a approach to a subsequent evolutionary theatre of a Audi settlement language. The cabin that tapers strongly toward a back stands out compared with stream Audi models. Wheel arches and shoulders are sculpted emphatically and, together with a prosaic building that is surprising for an electric vehicle, visually underlines a low core of sobriety and a energetic intensity of a Audi e-tron GT concept.
The extended lines and a countless organic elements of a physique as good as a atmosphere vents of a circle arches and a plain back diffuser stress a origins in a breeze tunnel. A low drag fellow that reduces fuel expenditure and a low uplift visually impersonate a design.
The sill area between a circle arches has been drawn distant outwards, formulating a particular contrariety with a cabin. The sill draws a eye to a underfloor area where a battery and so a appetite core of a Audi e-tron GT judgment are located. Even a settlement of a wheels, any with 5 double spokes, visibly follows a function. Its energetic settlement enables best transformation of a stop disks and, during a same time, reduces atmosphere resistance. Shod with 285/30 distance tires, a 22-inch wheels also make a transparent matter when seen from a side.
The hallmark Audi Singleframe is located in a core of a front section. Compared with a dual e-tron SUVs, a settlement is most some-more horizontal. The tip half comes with a cover embellished in physique color. Its aspect structure is suggestive of a customary honeycomb settlement of a grille on a Audi RS models – a visible vigilance that characterizes a Audi e-tron GT judgment as a destiny product of Audi Sport GmbH.
Together with a targeted airflow of a body, vast atmosphere inlets in a front effectively cold a assemblies, battery and brakes. The hood with a airflow on a aspect echoes a brand’s dual latest uncover cars, a Aicon and a PB18 e-tron. It is designed in such a approach that a airflow hugs a body, so shortening undesired swirl.
The arrow-shaped front territory also emphasizes a pattern LED headlights with laser high beam, underscoring a energetic participation of a Audi e-tron GT judgment even while stationary. As already seen with a brand’s stream Visions vehicles, a light is also charcterised here and welcomes a motorist with a brief duty sequence, a call of light that extends horizontally: a new visible signature that is set to find a approach into volume prolongation in future.
A light support runs opposite a whole breadth of a rear. This support dissipates during a outdoor edges, in a tangible lighting units, into particular wedge-shaped LED segments. This settlement links a e-tron GT with a volume-production SUV e-tron, creation both now tangible even in a dim as Audi electric automobiles.
The new extraneous tone kinetic dirt – a warm, dim tone same to titanium – comes opposite as unsentimental but being “technoid” standoffish. Depending on a occurrence and transformation of a light, it provides poignant contrariety between a physique surfaces. Matt, warm-tinted aluminum elements on a window container trim and rims stress these effects even further.
Sustainable contemporary feel: a interior
Four doors, 4 seats and a 2.90-meter wheelbase – in a interior, a Audi e-tron GT judgment provides a vast volume of bland usability, joined with a glorious peculiarity feel. The organic core of a interior is located during a front left, visibly focused on a driver’s seat. The core console, a vast touchscreen in a tip territory and a line from a doorway rail and cockpit support a driver’s workplace, ideally incorporating a motorist ergonomically with a controls and a infotainment of a Audi e-tron GT. The core console and a freestanding instrument cluster seem to float. Light colors in a tip territory of a cockpit and a gradually darker gamut by to a building area emanate a sense of transparent width. Sport seats desirous by engine racing in both rows of seats yield best parallel support even while cornering during speed.
Both a shade of a executive instrument and a touchscreen above a core console come with a black-panel demeanour finish. They underscore a large, ease settlement of a interior with a primarily plane simple architecture. Various layouts are accessible for a monitors to benefaction a functions depending on a driver’s preference, including practical instrument dials, easy-to-read navigation maps with information on a range, or several infotainment duty menus. They are tranquil around a touchscreen with pleasing feedback.
With a judgment automobile a designers have deliberately left for a unchanging use of tolerable materials – a transparent matter of contemporary automotive design. Animal-based products are not used during all: The Audi e-tron GT judgment comes with a vegan interior. Sophisticated, fake leather is used on a seats and other trim surfaces. Fabrics done from recycled fibers are used on a chair cushions as good as a armrests and on a core console. Microfiber element adorns a headlining and a trim of a window pillars. Even a deep-pile building runner is done from tolerable Econyl yarn, a recycled fiber done from used fishing nets.
With a sum of dual luggage compartments, a Audi e-tron GT judgment draws on plenty resources for a Gran Turismo. Here, it capitalizes on a unpractical advantage as an electric automobile with compress expostulate units. The back with a vast tailgate offers adult to 450 liters of luggage capacity. Under a hood, there is an additional 100 liters of capacity.
Performance and range: a drive
434 kilowatts (590 metric horsepower) of complement appetite – that is an considerable figure for a intensity of a all-electric drive. Separate electric motors are propitious to a front and back axles. In both cases these are henceforth vehement synchronous motors. They put down a torque onto a highway around all 4 driven wheels – naturally a new Audi e-tron GT judgment is also a genuine quattro. An electric quattro to be precise, given there is no involuntary couple between a front and back axle. The electronic control complement coordinates a expostulate between a axles as good as between left and right wheels. That means best traction and only a preferred volume of slip.
In a future, a automobile should accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 3.5 seconds before going on to 200 km/h in only over 12 seconds. The tip speed is regulated during 240 km/h to maximize a range.
The operation of a judgment automobile will be over 400 kilometers, energetic according to a new WLTP standard. The compulsory expostulate appetite comes from a lithium-ion battery with an appetite calm of some-more than 90 kWh, that takes adult a whole underfloor area between a front and back spindle with a prosaic design. The wilful advantage of this settlement is a car’s intensely low core of sobriety – allied with that of a Audi R8 – that in spin decisively advantages energetic handling. All-wheel steering translates this into a ideal singularity of sports car-like lively and precision, protracted by glorious directional stability.
The recuperation complement increases a operation by adult to 30 percent on Audi electric vehicles – this is essential even with such a sporty automobile as a Audi e-tron GT concept. The recuperation involves both a dual electric motors and a electrohydraulically integrated stop control system. Different recuperation modes are combined: primer coasting recuperation regulating a change paddles, involuntary coasting recuperation around a predictive potency assist, and stop recuperation with well-spoken transition between electric and hydraulic deceleration. Up to 0.3 g, a Audi e-tron GT judgment recuperates appetite only around a electric motors, but regulating a required stop – that covers over 90% of all decelerations.
Reducing assign times: 800-volt charging system
The battery in a Audi e-tron GT judgment can be charged in several ways: regulating a wire that is connected behind a strap in a left front wing, or by means of contactless initiation with Audi Wireless Charging. Here a charging pad with constituent curl is commissioned henceforth on a building where a automobile is to be parked, and connected to a appetite supply. The swapping captivating margin induces an swapping voltage in a delegate curl propitious in a building of a car, opposite a atmosphere gap. With a charging outlay of 11 kW a Audi e-tron GT judgment can be entirely charged conveniently overnight.
Wired charging is most faster as a four-door coupé is propitious with an 800-volt system. This almost reduces charging times compared with required systems that are now in use. Thus it takes around 20 mins to recharge a battery to 80 percent of a capacity, once again providing a operation of some-more than 320 kilometers (WLTP). The e-tron GT judgment can, however, also be recharged during charging points with reduce voltages, providing a motorist with entrance to a whole charging network.
Fuel expenditure of a models named above
(Fuel expenditure and CO2 glimmer total given in ranges count on a apparatus selected)
Combined electrical expenditure in kWh/100 km: 26.2–22.6 (WLTP); 24.6–23.7 (NEDC)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0