Audi e-tron GT Is An Electrifying Super-Sedan That’s Coming In 2020

Audi‘s new e-tron GT Concept looks like it could take not just LA, but also the world by storm. It measures about the same as an A7 Sportback, while looking a lot more aggressive.

The concept measures 4.96 m (16.2 ft) in length and 1.96 m (6.43 ft) in width, which as previously stated, are A7 Sportback numbers, something we don’t mind at all. As for its height and its wheelbase, we’re dealing with 1.38 meters (4.5 feet) and 2.90 meters (9.5 feet) respectively.

The e-tron GT Concept was born out of a direct collaboration between Audi Sport and Porsche, beginning with the platform (same one used on the Taycan), and including the battery pack. While an exact range hasn’t been specified, the fully electric e-tron GT is expected to travel for over 400 km (248 miles) on a single charge, and can be charged to 80% of its capacity in around 20 minutes thanks to its 800-volt system, for a range of about 199 miles (320 km).

Whole lot of show, whole lot of go

When it comes to straight line performance, the e-tron GT should give Audi RS models a proper run for their money, thanks to a total power output figure of 434 kW, which translates to 590 PS (582 HP). Audi expects the production version of the dual-motor e-tron GT to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 3.5 seconds, before reaching 124 mph (200 km/h) in just over 12 seconds. Top speed will be limited to 149 mph (240 km/h) for EV range purposes.

Now, if the performance figures aren’t exciting enough for you, then know that there will be very few visual differences between this concept car and the production-ready model coming in 2020.

The front end design is extremely aggressive, with a strong hexagonal grille, Matrix LED headlights with lightning bolt-like graphics and a sporty-looking bumper design. Moving along the sides of the car we spot large 22-inch alloy wheels with 285/30 tires, as well as side skirts and absent door handles, although if the Porsche Taycan is anything to go by (and it should), regular door handles could appear on the production car. Also, the reason why it has those large air intakes is to ensure proper cooling of the battery pack.

As for the rear end, it’s more coupe-like than the A7 Sportback’s, while light stretches the entire length of the fascia. To say that this is by far the most dynamic-looking four-door Audi ever built, would not be an understatement.

Audi of the future

A look inside the e-tron GT reveals a very minimalist cabin, where most surfaces feature some type of touchscreen functionality, except of course for the gauge cluster, which is probably just fully digital. The screens are however oriented towards the driver, who can also operate the car via an intelligent voice assistant.

Other features include the Alcantara steering wheel, new materials, a drive mode selector that helps change the car’s behavior, and a four-seat layout, although a fifth person could squeeze in the middle if they had to.

When it comes out, expect this car to boast Level 3 autonomous functionality, as well as high levels of connectivity for mobile devices, app usage and so on.

Let’s recap

– 590 PS (582 HP)
– 248 mile (400 km) range
– 0-62 mph in around 3.5 seconds
– 149 mph (240 km/h) top speed
– 15.9 cu.ft (450 liters) luggage capacity, plus an extra 3.5 cu.ft (100 liters) under the hood
– 2.90 meter (9.5 ft) wheelbase

While the e-tron GT will go into production by the end of 2020, initial deliveries won’t be made until early 2021.

*Live photos from the LA Auto Show and videos added below

 

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  • filetx

    kinda beginning to have faith in Audi again

  • Denzel

    This is what the A7 should have been.

  • Jason Panamera

    Lines are pretty similar to Taycan, especially when you look at the A pillar on the photo number 8, just 911 shapes.

    • matrem

      My guess is that the development costs were enormous. Badge engineering the platform for the two VW luxury brands makes sense.

    • Daniela Wolf

      same platform. ^^
      It’s like Urus and Q8.

  • Mr. EP9

    Not bad.

  • Merc1

    Tesla is going to have a problem when this arrives.

    M

    • lagunas3ca

      Considering the Model S currently outsells the A7 at greater ratio than 3:1, not to mention has more sales than the A7, S-Class, and 6 Series combined, please elaborate on how this will be a problem (in 2 years).

      • Mark Hawthorne

        Because Telsa’s main attribute was being first and with that removed, it’s poor product quality and reliability and the sheer clunkiness of some of its design, particularly the interior become a real issue. My brother has an i-Pace on order after a disastrous Tesla experience. Being first and industry changing is laudable but I wouldn’t buy a Tesla but I would buy an electric car from a company that actually knows how to build cars first and electric cars second.

        • lagunas3ca

          …and reliability (JLR) last?

          • Mark Hawthorne

            JdP has Jaguar mid table with VW and Infiniti. Tesla refuses to take part which says more than anything To everyone except fanboys about their quality.

          • Jason Panamera

            To be honest you can throw away all these JD power or Conumer Reports raports. Just ask people about their long-therm experience with these cars and what common problems. I had and still got in my family few XF’s and their reliability was really good with few minor problems. Same with friend’s Land Rovers. Few minor problems with electronics but they are still driving 15 and 7 year old Range Rovers. It all depends on you how you would take a care and drive a car but of course there always will be this producent’s factor.

          • Mark Hawthorne

            Tesla bought back my brother’s car. They also bought back a colleague’s Model-X. The loan model S my brother had was woeful – interior rattles and panel gig issues. As you say – we can base our views on the cars we know. My Defender was great – never broke down and was remarkably corrosion free.

        • Belthronding

          you have some good points

    • Bash

      Tesla already have problems and issues now!

    • Rani

      Agreed this thing makes the Model S look like a blob.

  • performante

    Wow. It’s gorgeous. Wow.

  • DetrinKD

    NIIIICCCEEEEE!!!!!

  • Axiom Ethos

    Damn that is sexy. Really love the tail-light geometry too! Ship it as is and take my money!!!

  • charlie bear

    Wow, this looks so pretty, I was overwhelmed by Genesis G90 but I think this Audi design is way better than the Genesis G90. With this and with the Porsche Taycan, I think Tesla should be really worried.

  • ErnieB

    Wow!! That’s stunning!!

  • B.Stokes

    Keep it just like this Audi, just like this!

  • kDawg

    Just wow.. Looks like it shares the same platform as the Porsche Taycan.

    • Belthronding

      you must have sharp eyes,because taycan and e tron gt both use same platform as base

      • kDawg

        Trunk lines gave it away. LOL

  • Bash

    Cool, I like it, it’s going after the Porsche. And that’s not a bad thing.

  • Rani

    Holy smokes Audi. If there was ever a time I wanted an electric car now would be the time.

    This is by far one of the nicest designs of seen coming out of Audi. This makes the Tesla look so tame in comparison.

  • nastinupe

    Shut up and take my money now!!!

    • javier

      ok but it will be at least 150 thousand bucks

      • botornot387

        doubtful, as it is to be on the shared taycan platform, with Porsche already committing to the Taycan starting below the Panamera in price around $85,000. This would either slot in below or the same in price.

        • Astonman

          That would be nice! I love it!

      • nastinupe

        I doubt that they will leap frog the Taycan and the Panamera. It will probably be closer to $100,000.

  • Chris Fame

    This looks stunning actually. In some proportions it looks like Audi’s version of the Taycan. But audi did it’s thing with this.

    • Matt

      It’s literally a re-skinned Taycan so many of the proportions are identical.

      • nastinupe

        More than that. The Taycan is smaller than this. The A7 is actually longer than the Panamera.

  • Dredd2

    simple badass. no words needed

  • Kagan

    Very nice drawings, clearly a Porsche Taycan.

    • Mike anonymous

      I was going to say something similar. It seems to be built on the same platform (as that would make sense) and it shares the same roofline, body proportion, etc. It just seems to be the sheet-metal, an interior that are different (and likely the driving/handling too). (I could be wrong here, but that what it seems like to me based on a contrasted comparison).

      It’s Still a radically cool vehicle though too.

      • Daniela Wolf

        both are based on Audi’s PPE platform. ^^

  • getoffme

    They (this site) keep mentioning the A7, but fails to see that this is an EV version of the A5.

    • nastinupe

      No, it’s an EV version of the A7 because it has identical A7 proportions, which is why they keep mentioning the A7. The A5 is a smaller vehicle.

    • mikes

      the wheelbase appears to be closer to the A7 (2.914) than A5 (2764)

  • Jim Jones ©

    Its great and very desirable but we still haven’t produced an EV for the people it’s still only a luxury buyers market.

    • nastinupe

      No we have, and it sells very well. It’s called the Leaf and it’s made by Nissan. Ever head of it?

      • lagunas3ca

        Nissan Leaf sells very well… to rideshare operators. However, calendar-year-to-date sales are down .5% and only getting worse. You can thank the Model 3 for that.

    • TheBelltower

      Huh? There are tons of EV’s for the mass market. VW had the eGolf. Which they just stopped because they are ramping up these other cars… supposedly.

      • Jim Jones ©

        I should expanded as it seems there is a misunderstanding, I meant a “Model T” like EV for the masses that has the range and flexibility of the petrol engine……I’m aware there are many production EV’s but they are way down on practicality due to their range restrictions and ridiculously long charge times, none of the affordable EV’s are anything more than a second city car to supplement the benzine burner.

        • TheBelltower

          Gotcha. Probably because, currently, large batteries that offer the range you’re looking for are very expensive and are more easily absorbed into he price of an expensive car that would otherwise have an elaborate and pricy performance gas engine, exhaust system, sound deadening and emissions materials. Small mass produced 4cyl engines cost practically nothing to build and are much more cost effective for automakers than EVs.

          • Jim Jones ©

            I’m thinking its more along the lines of preventing the collapse of a very complex manufacturing and supply eco-system that is the basis of the present automotive industry. There a fewer working parts in an EV and that requires less production from suppliers and parts makers that feed the industry as it is right now. Batteries are expensive but no more so than the components that go into your average family sedan, fewer working parts in an EV and touch screens are a dime a dozen. I would think that they really have a comparable price range to produce right now and getting cheaper by the day.

            Produce a successful EV that has range price and mass appeal and you effectively put hundreds of thousands of people out of work and decimate an economy based on petroleum.

            Something to ponder in any case…

  • salamOOn

    audi you better keep that front bumper/front fender combo as it is! …..also big plus for a textile interior.
    big minus for glossy black trims and touchscreens.

  • DR.FUNK

    Like it a lot.
    Have Vin Diesel run it through the next F&F.

    • D3X

      It will be in the next Avengers.

  • Finkployd

    They really nailed it

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    This is what Tesla REALLY have to worry about. When AUdi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche come online with their Model S rivals like the above, Tesla will become very vulnerable. The competition is exploding.

    • Dennis James

      When those come online, Tesla will have accomplished its goal of shifting world’s propulsion tech to electric and the focus can move on to SpaceX and space travel.

      • nastinupe

        Tesla isn’t Elon Musk idiot. Tesla is a company with investors that have pumped billions of dollars into it and want a vibrant profitable company. Tesla and Space X are NOT the same company. They are two totally different companies. So no, that’s not how this works. They don’t just walk off into the sunset in 2020 once more competition comes. They need to devise a game plan to stay relevant.

        • Six Thousand Times

          While I’d’ve refrained from calling the guy an idiot, you are essentially correct.

        • OdysseyTag

          Agreed. Telsa is not just some social experiment to disrupt the industry, it’s an actual company and I’m sure Elon’s vision for it is long term.

      • Astonman

        What Nastique said but without the “idiot” part.

  • Scherpereel Clement

    Wow, that’s a very nice Audi, the best looking one since a long time IMO

  • ErnieB

    Now all they need is to redesign all of their vehicles around this and the Q8..

  • Nordschleife

    HOLY BALLS BATMAN

    Attention, Attention kidneys for sale. Kidneys for sale.

    • TheHake

      The price of kidneys are going to fall because there’s going to be a lot of them on the market!

  • john1168

    I like it a lot! Hopefully some of these design elements make it to the rest of their lineup.

  • LOOKS LIKE THE DROOPY NOSE FIRST SHOWN ON THE R8 IS MAKING IT’S WAY ACROSS THE AUDI LINE.

  • enthusia

    I honestly never thought i’d ever say this about an Audi again, but THIS IS STUNNING.
    It’s been YEARS since Audi impressed me with a concept.
    But I’m setting my expectations low for the production car.

  • SteersUright

    Huge wheels, giant fender flares, what’s not to love? The nose is a bit too Kia Stinger-ish, if I’m nitpicking though.

  • Craig

    Audi has gone from having some of the nicest dashboards to having the ugliest. [Although in fairness – Mercedes is fighting them for the ‘ugliest’ title]

  • Six Thousand Times

    Sexier than sexy but I would have expected at least three bills worth of range.

  • Sybill Julian

    cool. but no sound no party 🙁

  • TheBelltower

    Holy crap… If this is good, I will buy it. And they’d better keep the clean lines by not adding horsey looking jetta door handles on the production car like they did with the Urus and nearly every other car they build.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Wow, this is super! I am confused, why they didn’t just make the current A7 just like this in the first place? The 1st gen A7 was stunning, but the 2nd gen is suddenly forgettable. If only they made the A7 exactly like this…

    • Some people like stuff a bit more quiet. This is an Audi Sport car, so it’s pretty much an equivalent to the future RS7, let’s wait for that beast.

  • f1300

    Exceptionally good design, especially for an (ultimately blanding) Audi. But I see three flaws:
    1) Too much colours/different greyshades on the front
    2) No doorhandles?!
    3) No usable rearview/rear window with some unnecessarily blackish thingy underneath the glass pretending to be a real one. You do a window or you don’t.

    • It’s a show car, look at the real car (camoed one). It has doorhandles, and the front will probably come in different color options like the Q8.

      • f1300

        Right. Missed out those. But that doesn’t help with that awful/nonexistent rearview and front colouring. The Q8 -in my opinion- is a perfect example how not to do it. So that Argument doesn’t help… 😉

  • Facebook User

    S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. Honestly, If if looks like this in production it will be one of the best looking Electric sedans

  • Miknik

    I like the shape, but why needs it so overdone aggression, it would certainly look better dialed back a step or two. And the huge grille in an electric car, with massive fake vents – why? Just, why?

    • Marty

      Yes, Audi are turning into Toyota/Lexus. Too much obtrusive pointy crap spread over the car.
      I wish they went back to their German design roots – Bauhaus and Dieter Rams.

      • A fenek

        You are so right – their designs were elegant and timeless starting from 1st gen TT and ending with first gen Q5. Then around 2012 they started adding more and more unnecessary “aggressive” surfaces and creases with their corporate grille looking more and more like an angry skull. Really this is an industry-wide trend (see recent Lexus, Toyota, DS, Honda) that is hopefully about to burn-out – theres just nowhere else to go from something like Toyota CH-R or the latest Civic. Tangent: I wonder if there’s some correlation between aggressive design trends and the rise of aggressive politicians.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Fantastic. I hope Tesla has a new Model S in the works for 2020.

    • S3XY

      I hope Audi will actually produce this.

  • Love the lack of leather. Finally companies realize that leather is not something luxurious anymore.

  • Alx

    This took me by surprise… in a good way!

    The rear could pass for some Citroen GT concept.

  • Pedro Pereira

    Would take this over a Tesla any day. That rear end…. Hmmm

    • S3XY

      Tesla over it every day

      https://i.imgur.com/fTmYvfG.jpg

      E-tron rear end looks sloppy compared to this sexy booty. Mmmm

    • S3XY

      I’ll take my Tesla over the E-Tron concept which isn’t making production looking like that, everyday

      https://i.imgur.com/bRshwr4.jpg

      Model S booty…. Mmmmm

      • Pedro Pereira

        Why does your license plate say “GERMANY”?

  • ErnieB

    Likes others have said.. Tesla is up for a rude awakening now if they don’t come up with something fresh. Granted this is a “concept” but it looks damn near production ready to me.

    • S3XY

      Lol

    • S3XY

      The E-Tron doesn’t look better than this. And this is in my driveway. Road ready. Drives itself. Charges for free. Embarrasses any car any time.

      https://i.imgur.com/QUBqoWg.jpg

      Audi has a mighty long way

  • driv3r

    Interesting concept that has – in my opinion – much more appeal in terms of styling than the new A8 for example. Roofline comes very close the the current A7 Sportback and with the electric set-up it will hurt the A7 sales towards the end of his lifecycle.
    And: I agree with all the others on here. Porsche Taycan, Audi e-Tron and BMW i4 will bite Tesla a lot. Instead of adding more and more new models, Tesla might think about how much longer they can extent the Model S lifecycle. Of course OTA updates are a way to improve the car but it doesn’t improve the cars body, chassis or battery and so on…

    • S3XY

      The cars you just mentioned are only concept cars. Have you seen the Taycan? It looks nothing like the Mission E concept. It’s dumbed down now and just llooks like a mini panamera. Not a stunner like the Mission E.

      And none of them will bite Tesla

      Tesla is Daddy

      Audi has no charging network. Their battery’s are not secured for production nor proven in the real world. Nor do they have a fanbase as enthusiastic as Tesla’s nor the leader Elon Musk

      Everyone has a long way to go before they even catch up a little to Tesla.

      I don’t see this exact design making production. But if it does great

      • driv3r

        Well, the Taycan is scheduled for next year with the Taycan Cross Turismo following a year later. Thats not pure concept status anymore. The likes of design are mostly a personal thing. The overall design of the Taycan is still very close to the concept and we haven’t seen it in full flesh yet so it might be a bit early to judge.
        Having a fan base is nice. And let me tell you Audi has just as many (or maybe even more) fans as Tesla has. Some goes for almost any other OEM.
        Having an own charging infrastructure was crutial to Teslas success but it won’t be crucial to Audis oder Porsches success as more charging infrastructure is build publicly and privately plus the mentioned OEMs and some more even add own charging stations through their Ionity collaboration besides being invested in other charging station companies such as Charge Point.
        Tesla should try getting their manufacturing issues on the Model 3 sorted out. They should let people configure their premium Models S and X to their own taste (not suddenly narrow it down the manufacturers ability to successfully build these cars) and stop adding new products before even getting their currently announced line up to their customers. Plus even Model S and X will get old rather sooner than later, no matter how much future tech they have stuffed into Model S and X in 2012 already.

  • mikes

    Well compared to the announced specs of this concept, a 4-year old P85D is better in pretty much every aspect:
    – practicality (seating for 5 people with actual legroom in the back, better trunk access),
    – luggage capacity (750+150 liters vs 450+100),
    – the infamous 0-100 times,
    – top speed,
    – looks, which clearly is subjective, but this looks like something a kid would drive in a videogame. But maybe concepts need to look like this .. on the other hand the Porsche looks much more classy

    • S3XY

      You can get used P85’s in the low $40,000 range and high 30’s. Free Supercharging. Meaning you can drive from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York for $0.00.

      But Audi has to start somewhere.

      • mikes

        Yes, they do have to start somewhere, good for them for doing it. And yes, there’s also the charging network.

        On the other hand the one clear step forward here is Porsche’s 800V system. Gets away from Tesla’s issue with current-limited battery (the need to pull ~1.5kA) and also helps faster charging.

  • D3X

    Love it! The Tesla battle ring is getting furious.

  • alexxx

    Just wooooow

  • Nordschleife

    I went to the LA auto show on the 30th to see this in person and it has the audacity to not be there. It was only unveiled in LA for the press. That was very annoying.

  • that’s the coolest panarema.

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