Audi Malaysia has revealed the 2022 World Performance Car of the Year in Malaysia, the e-tron GT will be priced between an estimated RM559,000 to RM643,000 while the Audi RS e-tron GT starts from an estimated RM749,000 to RM769,000.
Both variants are powered by two motors for all-wheel drive capabilities. The Audi e-tron GT makes 476 hp and 630 Nm, while with launch control, output is increased for 2.5 seconds to 530 hp and 640 Nm. The 0-100 km/h run for the e-tron GT takes 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 245 km/h.
As for the more powerful RS e-tron GT, it produces 598 hp and 830 Nm of torque. In boost mode, output can be momentarily increased to 646 hp. The 0-100 km/h for the RS is 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.
Like the Taycan, the e-tron GT sends power to the wheels via a two-speed transmission. Aside from all-wheel drive, the e-tron also gets all-wheel steering and three-chamber adaptive air suspension. The air suspension can lower the car by up to 10mm at 90 km/h and by another 12 millimeters at 180 km/h. When driving below 30 km/h, the driver can set a lift mode that raises the body by 20mm.
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The Audi e-tron GT quattro comes as standard with 360 mm steel discs, with six-piston calipers at the front. The RS model is also fitted with six-piston calipers, which are available in red or orange as an option, clamping on to 410 mm cast-iron discs with a tungsten carbide coating. There are also optional carbon-fibre ceramic discs with 10-piston calipers.
Powering the electric motors is an 85 kWh battery with up to 487 km range. With an 800-volt system, the Audi e-tron supports up to 270 kW DC fast-charging where getting it from 5% to 80% SoC (state of charge) takes just 22.5 minutes. As standard, the e-tron comes with a 22 kW onboard AC charger. The e-tron comes with charging ports on both sides; the left is for AC charging, while the right side is for DC.
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Matrix LED headlights with Audi Laser Light are standard on both models. The Audi Laser Lights doubles the range of the high beam. At the front, the Singleframe grille is almost completely covered except for two slats on each corner of the front bumper that opens and closes for cooling and aerodynamic efficiency.
The rear spoiler also helps the e-tron slide through the air as it can electronically extend to two positions. At speeds of 90 km/h, it extends to the first position (Eco), and at 170 km/h (105.6 mph), it moves to the second position (Performance). The flat slant of the front windshield ensures that rainwater flows off via the roof instead of off a special strip at the side as usual.
The roof is made of glass as standard however a carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) roof that’s 12 kg lighter can be optionally specified. Wheel sizes range from 19- to 21-inches while boot space is rated at 405 litres. The frunk space is rated at 81 litres.
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Inside, the e-tron comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with Classic, Sport, and e-tron displays, a 10.1-inch MMM infotainment touchscreen, head-up display and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Upholstery options consists of artificial leather, Nappa leather, Dinamica microfibre and Kaskade material.
The Dinamica and Kaskade material is made of polyester fibers produced from recycled PET bottles, textiles and residual fibres. The floor carpet and mats are made of Econyl, a material that consists of 100% recycled nylon fibers. These fibers are gained from production waste, fabric and carpet remnants, or old fishing nets.
For a limited time period, the e-tron GT will be displayed at Audi’s showroom in Glenmarie, Juru and Setia Alam. It will also be displayed at the Audi Showcase in 1 Utama Shopping Centre from February 22 to 26.
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