It would be hard to find an exciting car here at the LA Auto Show than Audi has released its e-tron GT sports back. Although the teenagers and chamois that they had dropped over the past 2 days made the S7 sportback body set to the 2019 Porsche Taycan powertrain, we pumped us to see more.
Looking at the real thing on the face of the Audi event this week, which we brought to Audi's generous smoke, it was an experience for itself.
Audi e-tron GT Presentation
We came to a parking lot that was not described in the center of Los Angeles on Monday evening for the Iron Man's own show by myself Robert Downey Jr.
Although I'm not the least known fan or RDJ, e-tron GT and its designer Marc Licht have really stole the show here. Licht also took part in a roundtable with several journalists where he supported his affinity for electrification and new opportunities for designers. Although it was slightly associated with the design parameters of the J1 platform / Porsche Taycan wheelbase, the freedom of loss of ICE and exhaust gases more than it seems to be. Lichte noticed that he was a big fan of what Tesla could do with the S model and was excited about having the same kind of design freedom.
Audi says it wants to reach 15 models or 30% of its vehicles to the EV 2025, which sounds annoying, but it was still the point I heard about this week. This is not a new statement, but Audi is doubling with the launch of the beautiful e-tron GT. All the managers of the EV projects I interviewed said they wanted to sell 100% EV, but they said it was the reality that most of their customers wanted ICE vehicles. When they tried to convert their brand-loyal customer base, project managers and Lichte replied that they were turning people into a beautiful and sporty utility vehicle. Client education is crucial here, but Audi is a job and shows customers the benefits of EV, which drives drivers away from their ICE vehicles – which is heavy sales.
Audi e-tron GT dealers
Due to my terrible experience in purchasing an EV with traditional car manufacturers, I'm extremely skeptical about the dealers who are trying to sell these vehicles. Obviously, oil changes, oil changes, and basic maintenance are far less needed for EVs that have far less moving parts than ICE vehicles, which means that dealers lose their bread and serve butter there. Audi convinced me convincingly that their dealers were properly encouraged to sell these vehicles. I'm looking forward to testing my experience.
In addition, each dealer will have at least one of the GTs on the series next to other EVs, including the SUV e-tron. Each dealer is needed for a mid-speed charger of 25kW CCS DC in the service bay, and some dealers (mostly in California) have even decided to install faster CCS DC chargers in public places that could be used by the general public.
Audi e-tron GT Charging speed
With its 800V system borrowed from the Mission E / Taycan platform, GT will be charged much faster than any EV currently on the go. We visited the E-charge for charging at over 250kW and we heard that even the Audi e-tron SUV will charge more than 150kW for 70% of the price. This is well above the current speed of Tesla's fastest charging options and puts the vehicle closer to a magical space where energy is transferred faster than gasoline. Nevertheless, we do not have the final statistics on this car, and we will not get closer to its launch in 2020.
How does Audi get this type of filling speed while leaving others in the dust? Audi says the battery cooling technology allows its batteries to charge faster in a longer percentage charging period. This same cooling technology will also benefit from the GT on the track where it will be able to reach the maximum speed much longer than its competitors using the same hyper-quick cooling.
At home, Audi includes a 40A 240V home charger and works with Amazon to find NEMA 14-50 plow installations. That's 8 amps more than Chevy Bolt or Jaguar I-Pace, but still 8 amps smaller than Tesla's high-end 48-inch domestic level 2-level chargers.
For long distance filling, Audi relies on Electrify America, which was formed at the back of the Volkswagen Dieselgate. We are the big advocates of what Electrify America is doing, but they remain skeptical that they will be able to build a linked billing network by 2020. Apparently with its CCS standard, e-tronics will be able to charge for any CCS commissioning commission that currently stands at max 50kW. This means that for many trips, stopping the charge can be more than an hour, at least in the foreseeable future.
Audi e-tron GT Specifications
Want the specifications of the Audi e-tron GT? We have Audi e-tron GT specifications for you. The fleet can sound familiar if you follow the Porsche Taycan saga with 800V filling and engine system. But next to the skateboard below and some unknowns like the windshield and part of the B-pillar, the GT is a completely suitable and special vehicle.
- Length 4,96 meters (16,3 feet), width 1,96 meters (6,4 meters) and height 1,38 meters
- 434 kilowatts (590 horsepower) of system power
- 95kWh battery mounted under the car and with recesses under the seat and cutouts near the feet
- 150 + kW Fast charge up to 70% and a step down from there
- 2 engines, AWD
- Acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h (0-62.1 mph) in about 3.5 seconds before I go to 200 km / h (124.3 mph) in just over 12 seconds. The maximum speed is controlled at 240 km / h (149.1 mph) in order to maximize the range
- 285/30 tires, 22-inch wheels
- Range: over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi)
- 4 passenger compartment
- Side loading of the driver with the option of an additional satellite charger connector
- Storage: 450 liters of luggage capacity. Speed: 100 liters capacity
Gallery Audi e-tron GT
You're here for that. Here is the Audi e-tron GT:
Electrek is needed:
Let's take Audi at a nominal value here. People involved in the e-tron, and especially the GT are EV fans. They want to build a striking EV, and in the early appearance they did it with GT.
3.5 seconds 0-60 times will not win the four-year Tesla, nor is the charging infrastructure. But we hope that Audi decides to plan this car elsewhere, that is, its installed loyal base, ICE fans. Late 2020 can not come soon.
Full release of the announcement:
- A complete electric concept The Audi e-tron GT is a world debut at the Auto Show in Los Angeles
- Four Gran Turismo doors represent the future of electric performance for the brand
- Production volume starts at the end of 2020
INGOLSTADT / LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2018 – Audi e-tron, third: Brand with
the four rings represent one of the Star of the Auto Show in 2018 in the film capital of Los Angeles. With the electric drive Audi e-tron GT concept, the four doors purchased its debut as a show car. The production production column should be followed in about two years.
The next electric Audi is launched, following the steps of the Audi e-tron SUV and Audi e-tron Sportback that will appear in 2019. This time with a flat floor architecture that provides an exciting proportion and a low center of gravity. 434 kW (590 horsepower) provides performance for a sports car. The torque is transmitted to the wheels via a quattro permanent drive at all four points with a vector torque, to expect such a dynamic Audi. Performance support Audi Sport GmbH is responsible for the subsequent transformation of cars into the volume production model.
Inspiration drawn from the wind tunnel: design and body
Flat, wide and long wheelbase – these are the proportions of the classic Gran Turismo. The concept of the Audi e-tron GT reflects them with a length of 4.96 meters (16.3 feet), 1.96 meters
(6.4 feet) and a height of 1.38 meters (4.5 feet). The lightweight body of the four-door coupe was produced using a multi-material construction. Here you have a roof part made of carbon, together with numerous aluminum parts and high-strength steel reinforcement elements. The technology for this car was developed in close cooperation with Porsche. The design and character are packed with a complete unmistakable Audi DNA.
The slightly inclined roof line e-tron GT concept that stretches in the background reflects the sportback look that is the mark of the brand. This, however, clearly goes into the future, pointing to the way to the next evolutionary stage of Audi's sound design. The cabin that stands firmly towards the rear is highlighted in comparison with the current Audi models. The folding arches and shoulders are made with emphasis and along with a flat floor that is unusual for an electric vehicle, visually highlights the low center of gravity and the dynamic potential of the concept of the Audi e-tron GT.
The wide lines and numerous functional body elements, as well as the air holes for the wheel arches and the sturdy rear diffuser, emphasize its origin in the tunnel. A small resistance coefficient that reduces fuel consumption and low increase visually characterize the design.
The threshold area between the wheel arches is drawn in an external way, which creates significant contrast with the cabin. The threshold attracts the eye to the base where the battery is located, and therefore the energy center Audi e-tron GT concept. The design of the wheels with its five double arms is also visibly in line with their function. Their dynamic design allows optimum ventilation of brake discs, and also reduces retreat. With a tire size of 285/30, the 22-inch wheel also gives a clear statement when seen from the side.
Audi Singleframe is located in the center of the front part. Compared to the two e-throne models, its architecture is much more horizontal. The upper half is covered with body color. Its surface structure reminiscent of the typical hidden appearance of the Audi RS grid – a visual signal that characterizes the concept of the Audi e-tron GT as the future product of Audi Sport GmbH.
Together with target airflow, large air outlets on the front side efficiently cool the circuits, battery and brakes. The cover with its airflow on the surface reflects two newest serial models, Aicon and PB18 e-tron. It is designed so that the airflow is heated by the body, which reduces the unwanted spin.
The arrow-like front also emphasizes matrix LED headlamps with a laser button, highlighting the dynamic presence of the Audi e-tron GT concept even while stationary. As already seen with the current models of the Visions vehicles, light is also animated and welcomes the driver with a range of functions, a wave of light that spans horizontally: a new visual signature that will in the future find its way into the production volume.
The easy strip passes through the entire width of the rear part. This strip is sprayed on the outer edges, in real lighting units, in individual wedge-shaped LED segments. This architecture connects the e-tron GT with an e-tone for sound production, which is currently recognizable even in the dark as well as electric cars Audi.
New exterior kinetic dust in color – warm, dark color similar to titanium – comes in practically without a "technoid" standoffish. Depending on the frequency and movement of light, it provides a significant contrast between body surfaces. Matte, warm toned aluminum elements on the slot and window springs emphasize these effects even more.
Sustainable contemporary feeling: interior
Four doors, four seats with a wheelbase of 2.90 meters (meanwhile, the Audi e-tron GT concept provides a great deal of everyday usability, with superior quality feeling.) The functional center of the interior is the front left, visually focused on the driver's seat. the large touch screen in the upper part and the line with the shaft of the shaft and cockpit frames the driver's workplace perfectly incorporates the driver ergonomically with the controls and infotainment Audi e-tron GT. It looks like the center console and the standalone cluster of the instrument float. The cockpit and gradually darker gradation to the floor surface give the impression of clear width. Sport seats inspired by engine driving in both rows of seats provide optimal side support even when moving at speed.
Both the center of the instrument and the touch screen above the center console come with a final black finish. They emphasize a large, quiet interior design with its predominantly horizontal basic architecture. Different schedules are available for displaying functions depending on the wishes of the driver, including virtual instruments, easy reading of navigation maps with information about the range or different entertainment content menu functions. They are controlled through a touch screen with tactile feedback.
Concept car designers deliberately went to the consistent use of sustainable materials – a clear statement on the modern car design. Animal products are not used at all: the concept of the Audi e-tron GT comes with a vegan interior. Sophisticated, synthetic leather is used on seating and other surfaces. Recycled fiber fabrics are used on seat cushions, as well as on armrests and on the center console. The microfiber material adorns the tap and cladding of pillars. Even carpet floor coverings are made from a sustainable yarn of Econyl, a recycled fiber made from used fishing nets.
With two luggage compartments, the Audi e-tron GT concept offers a large number of features for the Gran Turismo. Here it fully exploits its concept advantage as an electric car with compact powertrain units. The rear with a large luggage rack offers up to 450 liters of luggage space. Under the hood there is an additional 100 liters of capacity.
Performance and range: drive
434 kilowatts (590 horsepower) of the system's power – this is an impressive figure of the potential of an electric drive. Separate electric motors are mounted on the front and rear axles. In both cases, synchronous motors are permanently excited. They lowered the torque on the road through all four powered wheels – of course, the new Audi e-tron GT concept is also a real quattro. The electric quattro is precise because there is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. The electronic control system coordinates the drive between the axles as well as between the left and right points. This means optimum dragging and only the desired amount of skating.
In the future, the vehicle should accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h (about 0-62.1 mph) in about 3.5 seconds, before reaching 200 km / h in just over 12 seconds. The maximum speed is controlled at 240 km / h (149.1 mph) in order to maximize the range. One of the features that no competition can answer is the ability to fully utilize the potential for speeding up the drive on several occasions. While elsewhere, the drive switched to scam for thermal reasons, the concept of the Audi e-tron GT can give the driver the full potential of both engines and batteries thanks to his sophisticated cooling strategy.
The range of the concept car will be over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi), determined according to the new WLTP standard. The required drive energy comes from a lithium-ion battery with an energy content of more than 90 kWh, which occupies the entire floor space between the front and rear axles with flat design. The decisive advantage of this design is an extremely low center of gravity – comparable to that of the Audi R8 – which, in turn, has a decisive advantage over dynamic handling. The steering on all wheels turns this into a perfect synthesis of agility and precision like a sports car, with the addition of superior stability.
The recovery system increases the range of up to 30 percent on electric vehicles Audi – this is essential with such a sports car as the Audi e-tron GT concept. Recovery also includes two electric motors and an electrohydraulically integrated braking control system. Different recovery modes are combined: manual recuperation with variable blades, automatic recovery with predictive efficiency and braking recovery with a smooth transition between electric and hydraulic deceleration. Up to 0.3 g, the concept of the Audi e-tron GT returns energy exclusively via an electric motor, without the use of conventional brakes – covering over 90 percent of all slowdowns. As a result, the energy returns to the battery practically to all normal braking maneuvers. Brakes on wheels are only included when the driver slows down by more than 0.3 g using the brake pedal. The Audi e-tron GT concept features high performance ceramic disks that also work with more extreme slowdowns without compromising braking performance.
Reduces charging time: 800-volt charging system
The battery in the Audi e-tron GT concept can be recharged in several ways: using a cable that is connected behind the valve on the left front or through a contactless induction with Audi Wireless Charging. Here on the floor is installed a filling station with integral thread, where the car should be parked and connected to the power supply. An alternating magnetic field induces an exchangeable voltage in a secondary coil placed on the floor of the car, over the air gap. With an output of 11 kW, the Audi e-tron GT concept can be fully charged overnight.
Wire charging is much faster because the four-door couplers are equipped with a 800 V system. This significantly reduces the charging time compared to the conventional systems currently in use. It takes about 20 minutes to complement the battery to 80 percent of its capacity, which once again provides a range of more than 320 kilometers (WLTP). The e-tron GT concept, however, can also be recharged to lower voltage chargers, enabling the driver to access the entire charging network.
Audi: The electric offensive continues
The four-ring brand launched an electric offensive for the world premiere of the overall electric SUV Audi e-tron in September 2018. By 2025, Audi will offer twelve electric-powered cars in the most important markets around the world and achieve approximately one-third of its sales with electrified models. SUVs within this portfolio include Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback which will be presented in 2019. In addition, there will also be a series of models with a classic body layout such as the avant and sportback. The range will include all relevant market segments from Compact to Full-Size Class.
Audi e-tron GT concept car shows, high dynamic low-floor coupe, debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. The technology in this car has been developed in collaboration with Porsche; the design and character of the e-tron GT concept are shipped with a complete unmistakable Audi DNK. The project will be developed in models of volume production by the end of 2020. Initial deliveries will be made to customers in early 2021.
Another joint development project by Audi and Porsche is Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This will be the basis for multiple families of the Audi-powered electric drive that covers segments B to D of large volume.