Audi e-tron GT Concept Test Drives In LA: Videos

DEC 17 2018 BY MARK KANE 22

Audi e-tron GT on the streets of LA

The Audi e-tron GT concept unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show turns out to be much closer to production-ready than one might think, considering the launch date of late 2020.

The German manufacturer recently allowed several media outlets to get behind of the wheel of a concept, as its 95% ready and to drive it in LA with a police escort.

The Audi e-tron GT concept looks stunning on the streets and according to ThomasGeigerCar, it attracts a lot of attention. The interior is also pretty slick.

The car needs to now be adjusted to reality – get some proper door handles, suspension or infotainment, but overall you will here it many times – it looks amazing, it’s athletic, sporty and many drivers might be tempted by the e-tron GT, especially if it is more affordable than its Porsche Taycan sibling.

Audi e-tron GT concept:

  • more than 90 kWh battery
  • over 400 km (248.5 miles) of range (WLTP)
  • dual motor (PMSM) all-wheel drive with torque vectoring
  • system output: 434 kW (590 hp)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.5 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in over 12 seconds
  • top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph)
  • 800 V battery system voltage
  • fast charging: 0-80% in 20-minutes
  • wireless charging at 11 kW (on-board charger is at least 11 kW)
  • 450 liters of luggage capacity plus extra 100 liters under the hood
  • 4.96-meter length, 1.96-meter width and 1.38-meter height

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The front End & the Rear End Design Do Not Conform ,,,They look like they Come from TWO Different Cars…. * 🙁 * That Busy Grill Has Got To Go !

Another Euro point of view

Agreed that a grill is a bit old fashioned now a “closed” grill as opposed to an “open” grill as on ICE cars as needed for cooling has little effect on drag. So if they want to keep it for style it should not really affect the range.

Agreed, but Audi has built the brand around the big, oversized macho grill. Reducing it in size, or even removing it altogether might leave Audi fans and German car fans in general thinking the car is kind of girly, or somehow less than the other Audi products.

OF COURSE! The rear end is clearly from Porsche and the front and is an Audi grill.

What grille?

Looks good but why the poor efficiency? 90kwh to an estimated 250 mile (WTLP)…is more like around 200 EPA/real world.

I agree, wtf are they doing with the electrons? That’s much worse than lot quicker Tesla P100DL. They should at least get it somewhat in the ballpark, not slap together something like a DIY project.

Another 5000 lb EV.

These German EVs being revealed have very poor efficiency vis a vis Tesla’s efficiency numbers due to decisions like using this ridiculous, aero-robbing LICE look alike grille.

However, these same EVs blow away their ICE brethren in energy efficiency and this is more important at this stage as we enter the era of cannabilization of their LICE market.

I understand that the grill can’t go. But why aren’t they making one and cover it with some kind of transparent plastic where it is closed?
Anyway, gorgeous car!

Looks so ready, too bad they will not release before 2020. More EVs, more choise.
Looks good. I could imagine this with a rear spoiler too.

Without question, the cars of the German manufacturers are all very beautiful. Without a doubt, they will take the electromobility business to a new level. In spite of everything, the question arises why Tesla seems to have one of the kind of big technical advantage here, because the consumption figures are actually much better with Model S and Model X.

We’ll see soon enough, if Audi overengineer/make some parts better then maybe required (and it makes them heavier and/or less energy efficient- or if it will ensure a high(er) quality over time.
I drove the Hyundai Ionic, and it feels so energy efficient. I’m sure the manufacturers have all the competitors models fully reverse engineered. If they still have chosen their solutions, it must be a reason that is important for them.
If not, it would be weird.. but weird is common in many industries. I see every week competing technology firms make a product, and they don’t copy superior solutions from their competitors. I even checked out patents, and there were non. They could copy if they wanted to. There are always a reason, but it does not have to be logical.

Based on early reviews of the first e-Tron, there is probably some extra weight in the sound dampening category. Some reviewers have said the first e-Tron is very, very sound insulated.

Multi-millionaires and billionaires must be excited about it.

Because nobody else could be excited about a car in this range *cough*Tesla S*cough*

It looks like a truly beautiful car!

I do like Audi is stepping into the game, with this beautifull sedan!
Efficiency not impressed, like the Jaguar it looks like it is feasting on electrons, but they could step up the game and compensate with a 110 kwh battery and get 300 real miles.

Up until a few weeks ago, Tesla fanboys were booing each and every VW/Audi announcement they read and asked where is the car? Now they see a beatiful car on the streets of US and still complain about this and that. Don’t worry people, these guys know how to build a car and they will do it.

I truely hope so, we need some compensation in this area, but again this is 2 year away

Bitching performance and range of the concept cars is pointless. They are not real. E-tron GT is said to go 0-60 in 2.8 sec by German magazine familiar with the issue.