Audi is an automaker known for its elegantly designed vehicles. That approach continues with their e-Tron line of fully-electric cars.
As the flagship model of the Audi e-Tron line, the GT is expected to live up to the company’s reputation for excellence. First unveiled last year, Audi is gearing up to release the 2023 model GT in time for the holidays.
The Audi e-Tron GT is not a supercar. But it does represent the latest in fully-electric sports models. With this in mind, let’s take an up-close look at the 2023 Audi e-Tron GT:
The first thing you should know about the design of the Audi e-Tron GT is it shares the same J1 platform used for building the Porsche Taycan. As a result, the e-Tron GT is more sleek and stylish compared to the traditionally conservative design of most Audi vehicles. Breaking with modern convention, the interior features buttons and knobs instead of a minimalist touchscreen approach. From the seats to the steering wheel, upholstery consists of vegan materials meant to conform with Audi’s push for greater eco-friendliness.
In terms of performance, the 2023 Audi e-Tron GT is comparable to its predecessor. It goes 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, has 522 horsepower, reaches a top speed of 152 mph, and features the Quattro All-Wheel Drivetrain found in most Audi vehicles. The power comes from Dual synchronous electric motors with a 93 kWh Li-ion battery. All this adds up to plenty of zip and torque to get you where you need to go.
Like any fully-electric vehicle, the Audi e-Tron GT requires daily charging to prevent running out of power on the road. Fortunately, the 2023 e-Tron GT can be charged using traditional charging infrastructure. That means your buddy’s Kia charging station works just as well as the one you have in your garage. On average - assuming it’s a public DC fast charger - the e-Tron GT goes from 5% to 80% in 22.5 minutes. That means you can be back on the road in the time it takes to grab lunch.
Luxury-grade EVs should come with all the bells and whistles. The 2023 e-Tron GT is no exception. The Audi virtual cockpit plus puts all the critical vehicle information right in front of you with a crystal-clear 12.3” high-definition display. The Plug&Charge feature makes charging a snap. The Bang & Olufsen sound system means drivers and passengers can enjoy rich, immersive audio. The Audi Connect app lets you monitor charging progress and other information while away from your vehicle. The app even lets you customize the cabin temperature ahead of time so you feel comfortable the moment you grab onto the steering wheel.
When it comes to the technology included with the 2023 Audi e-Tron GT, the crowning feature is no doubt the state-of-the-art Driver Assistance system. Virtual 360 View means drivers can monitor their surroundings with a single glance at the display. Front and rear Audi Pre-Sense prevents collisions by alerting drivers to potential hazards. Cruise assistance with lane guidance allows drivers to initiate cruise control while keeping a safe distance from the car in front of them. Finally, advanced parking assist lets you park your car using your phone - yes - you read that right!
The 2023 Audi e-Tron GT comes in nine different exterior colors. Buyers have the option to choose from Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl, Kemora Gray Metallic, Suzuka Gray Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Ascari Blue Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, and Tactical Green Metallic color options.
The base model 2023 Audi e-Tron GT has a starting MSRP of $104,900, making it the most expensive vehicle in the company’s fleet.
Like most automakers, Audi is making their way into the electric vehicle market. Leading the pack is their impressive sports model.
Michael Driver is a freelance writer from Texas. He enjoys writing about cars, movies, and technology.