2022 Audi e-tron GT Has Arrived: Make Summer Truly Electrifying

source: Audi of America

  • 2022 Audi e-tron GT is on sale in the U.S. now and is ready to configure at audiusa.com
  • Electrifying drive at 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds for the RS e-tron GT and fast-charging up to 270 kW charging capacity across the e-tron GT portfolio
  • Audi electric ecosystem with 3 years charging at no additional cost and available white-glove in-home charger installation

The all-new Audi e-tron GT – the spearhead of Audi’s electric portfolio is on sale now. A high-performance electric grand tourer, the e-tron GT features a sleek long, low, wide, and exhilarating form as the brand’s fully electric halo. With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on the e-tron GT, and 232 miles on the 637 horsepower RS e-tron GT – the latest addition is primed for the road ahead. The e-tron GT is available for test drives at Audi dealerships and comes to market supported by an Audi ecosystem designed to make going electric seamless. Customers can configure their e-tron GT at Audiusa.com, today.

Delivering customers the performance, design and driving dynamics they expect from an Audi high-performance machine, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are the brand’s first electric grand tourers and serve as the halo of the ever-growing Audi electric portfolio. With this pinacle addition, beyond premium vehicle attributes, customers will also enjoy a number of available benefits including a new three year public DC fast-charging plan through Electrify America at no additional cost, available customized in-home Level 2 charging solutions, and a concierge customer experience.

Experience the road ahead
A head turning character sets the e-tron GT apart from the crowd. A classically beautiful design is accentuated by large wheels, a wide track, and long wheelbase all delivering a low center of gravity and an unmistakable road presence. The flat greenhouse with sloping roofline create a sleek esthetic, while a spacious interior creates a four-door grand tourer with generous seating for five.

Other design highlights:

  • U.S. models will come to market with standard 20-inch 5-double-spoke alloy wheels with gray accents; vehicles equipped with the performance package have 20-inch 5-double-spoke alloy wheels with black accents; the RS e-tron GT comes with standard 20-inch 5-spoke sustainably manufactured AERO wheels or available 21-inch wheels
  • Standard for RS e-tron GT models is a lightweight, high-strength, carbon roof panel– a first for an Audi vehicle and a segment-exclusive feature
  • Available Matrix-design headlights with Audi laser light for additional high-beam visibility and distinct road presence
  • Strongly chiseled lower doorsill lines that emphasizes the battery pack as the car’s powerhouse and foundation
  • Inside, standard is a leather-free interior incorporating recycled materials; Dinamica® and Alcantara come standard; Nappa leather is available
  • The “monoposto” cockpit angles the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit and 10.1-inch MMI touch response displays toward the driver
  • Standard is a full-circumference, flat-bottom steering wheel, wrapped in Alcantara; a perforated, leather-wrapped steering wheel is available

Effortlessly propelling the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are the dual motors, producing 469 horsepower, or up to 522 horsepower in overboost with launch control, and 464 lb-ft of torque (472 lb-ft with overboost). This allows the e-tron GT to repeatedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 152 mph.

The front and rear motors in the more powerful RS e-tron GT derivative produce a net 590 horsepower and up to 637 horsepower with overboost – making it the most powerful Audi yet. Total system torque in the RS achieves 612 lb-ft. As a result, the RS e-tron GT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a 155 mph top track speed. That places the acceleration of RS e-tron GT on par with the V10-powered Audi R8 supercar – all while generating zero direct emissions.

Enhancing responsiveness and precision handling at all speeds, the e-tron GT comes with available rear wheel steering. This unique system allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction from the front wheels at speeds up to about 30 mph, a maximum of 2.8 degrees, while above 30 mph they turn in the same direction.

E-mobility opens up a completely new dimension in driving dynamics thanks in part to the fully variable power distribution of the electric quattro drive with torque vectoring. The available e-torque vectoring plus – includes a locking rear differential for cornering and also brakes the inner wheel for improved handling.

Approximate charge time
(charging at 270 kW DC public chargers)
Estimated range
(actual range will vary)
10 minutes About 120 miles
22 minutes About 180 miles

The right electric ecosystem
Customers driving the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT will be able to take advantage of a maximum 270 kW charging speed when using public DC fast charging – approximately 180 miles of range in about 22 minutes. The 5-80% battery charging performance of the e-tron GT is among the quickest of any electric vehicle sold today, allowing customers to enjoy charging at Electrify America stations across the country with speed and convenience. Electrify America plans to have about 800 charging stations with approximately 3,500 chargers by the end of 2021.

Customer Care
All of your questiones, answered
To ensure a holistic approach is taken to the electric ownership expereince, Audi has implemented electrification experts at critical touchpoints. The dedicated Audi Customer Care teams are staffed with e-tron advocates in order to help provide a customer centric concierge level experience with a wealth of EV knowlegde, be it charging or technical information that a customer may be searching for. On the road, included roadside assistance provides peace of mind as well.

Service, on your terms
Starting with the e-tron GT, Audi is rolling out Audi Care for EVs, which is available from participating dealers for $999 plus tax for three years – a lower cost than a comparable plan for most other Audi vehicles. Understanding that time is limited for some and convenience is key, Audi Care for EVs includes the following:

  • Vehicle servicing included for the first three years, including wear items like windshield wipers and brake pads
  • Available valet pickup and drop-off of a customer’s e-tron GT at a predetermined location for service maintenance
  • Included mobile service for items like basic maintenance or tire changing, arriving at home, an office, or another predetermined location
  • Up to 10 available free tows to an Audi service center per year

Audi dealerships across the U.S. have already signed onto the Audi Care for EVs program and are currently rolling it out for model year 2022 electric vehicles. Check with your local dealer for service areas and plan terms, conditions, and restrictions.

Always Audi
To ensure customers are supported, whatever their life demands, Audi e-tron GT customers are also offered seven Silvercar by Audi rental car days at no additional cost with the purchase of their vehicle. This Always Audi solution enables Audi customers the ability to select a complimentary rental Audi at a participating dealer.  Whether it be to test drive another Audi model, to drive an Audi during a business trip or a trip with the family to a location where charging may be more difficult, Always Audi gives e-tron customers the flexibility to match their multifaceted lives.

Electrified home
For customers new to electrification who may not yet have an in-home charger, Audi is working directly with Electrify America and partner Qmerit to provide customized home charging solutions for one or multiple spots in a garage, including recommended Level 2 AC wallboxes and professional installation. Through concierge services, a customer will have the option of installing a 9.6 kW charger in their garage through a one-stop, white-glove experience. Customers will have an individual Audi representative assigned to assist in any of their questions as they go electric.

Customized to your specifications
Offered in a selection of nine exterior colors, and paired with six interior Dinamica/Leatherette or Fine Nappa leather options, the e-tron GT is available to be customize to the owner’s choice. Various wheel options ranging from 20” to 21” are paired with summer performance tires to ensure excellent handling and driving dynamics. As with the greater Audi portfolio, the e-tron GT may also be customized with a bespoke treatment through Audi Exclusive.

Build and price
e-tron GT
Offered in two trims, the e-tron GT delivers a breadth of performance and comfort equipment to deliver a brilliant everyday driver. The entry, premium plus, trim offers standard 14-way adjustable heated sport seats, adaptive air suspension, and matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist. Optional packages include a premium Driver Assistance system, full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, and performance package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights.

The top of the line Prestige trim comes standard with the premium Driver Assistance package, head up display, top view camera, dual pane windows for a near-silent ride, remote park assist, and Bang & Olufsen® Sound.

Optional packages for the Prestige trim are full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, Performance Package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights, and 21” wheels on top of the performance package.

RS e-tron GT
The high performance RS e-tron GT takes the Audi halo to the next level. This 637 horsepower derivative arrives standard with a Carbon fiber roof panel, Driver Assistance package, head up display, power steering plus, e-torque vectoring plus and carbon fiber accents on the front and rear bumpers. Available supplementary packages include the Carbon Performance Package with rear wheel steering, an upgraded 21” 5-spoke design wheel, carbon fiber accents on the exterior door trims, Audi laser headlights, and black exterior badging. Full leather interior may also be added.

In celebration of the new model, a Year One Package is also available. This celebratory offering comes equipped with the Carbon performance and full leather packages, a unique 21“ wheel with red ceramic brakes and the RS interior design package featuring a black interior with red contrast stitching and red seat belts.

Key specifications and pricing

  e-tron GT RS e-tron GT
Horsepower 469 (522 with Boost Mode) 590 (637 with Boost Mode)
0-60 (seconds) 3.9 (with Boost Mode) 3.1  (with Boost Mode)
Torque (lb-ft) 464 (472 with Boost mode) 612
Top speed (mph) 152 155
Battery 93 kWh 93 kWh
EPA-estimated range (miles) 238 (EPA-estimated) 232 (EPA-estimated)
MPGe (city/highway/combined) 81/83/82 MPGe (EPA-estimated) 79/82/81 (EPA-estimated)
Starting MSRP $99,900 $139,900
Anticipated potential  federal tax credit(see energy.gov for eligibility details) Up to $7,500 Up to $7,500 

All prices provided are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Prices exclude $1,045 destination charge, sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.