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2022 Audi e-tron GT

Starting at $103,895

8.5/10 C/D RATING
2022 audi rs etron gt front
8.5/10 C/D RATING

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  • Highs Composed ride and handling, useful regenerative-braking paddles, RS delivers gut-punch acceleration.
  • Lows Relatively short driving range, low back-seat headroom, very light steering effort.
  • Verdict The Audi e-tron GT excels as a stylish and sporty EV, but it's pricier than a Tesla Model S and lacks a long driving range.
By Eric Stafford


The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is a bold-looking electric car with deep engineering ties to the Porsche Taycan. In fact, the two slinky four-door gran turismos were developed alongside each other and share a cutting-edge 800-volt propulsion architecture that allows faster charging and helps ensure performance stays consistent. Aiding the e-tron GT's dual electric motors, which produce between 522 and 637 horsepower depending upon the model, is an innovative two-speed transmission that enables breathtaking take-offs. The Audi stands out from the Porsche with its more chiseled bodywork and busier front end. Inside, the e-tron is equally elegant and technologically advanced, with a selection of handsome materials and high-tech features. Although the 2022 e-tron GT is arguably just a rebodied Taycan, it's yet another desirable alternative to the popular Tesla Model S.

What's New for 2022?

The e-tron GT is all-new for 2022 and is the latest all-electric model in Audi's EV lineup. It joins the e-tron SUV and Sportback models; the next arrival will be the Q4 e-tron SUV. The e-tron GT goes on sale this summer.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

    With up to 637 horsepower and sportier intentions than the regular e-tron GT models, it's hard not to find the RS variant the most desirable. Unfortunately, it costs $40,000 more than the base Premium Plus model. So, we'd recommend the mid-level e-tron GT Prestige, which looks to offer the best mix of features and value.

    EV Motor, Power, and Performance

    Packing a pair of electric motors that create an electrified version of Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the regular e-tron GT generates up to 522 horsepower while the RS version peaks at 637 ponies. This power is converted to exhilarating acceleration with the help of its innovative two-speed transmission, which has a first gear for launches and a second top gear for optimal efficiency. A complex cooling system means its battery pack can handle repeated runs without the typical signs of heat-related degradation. Audi also eschews traditional one-pedal driving on its sporty EV, instead, providing a more natural feel. The e-tron GT is available with all-wheel steering, an adjustable air suspension, and wheel sizes that range from 19 up to 21 inches. We've driven the RS version and appreciated its smooth ride, stable handling, and its selectable regenerative-braking settings, which can be adjusted via the paddles on the steering wheel. In our testing, the RS e-tron GT blasted to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds while the less powerful e-tron GT did the deed in 3.6 seconds.

    2022 audi rs etron gt rearView Photos

    Range, Charging, and Battery Life

    Every e-tron GT features an 85.0-kWh lithium-ion battery. The regular model is rated at 238 miles of range, but the RS model is rated slightly lower at 232 miles. The e-tron GT can also be recharged from 5 to 80 percent of its battery capacity in a claimed 23 minutes using the standard 270-kW DC fast charger. In our testing, both the e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT beat their respective range estimates as we observed the same 240 miles of range for each car. Even with this result though, the e-tron GT's driving range is short of rivals such as the Model S and the Lucid Air.

    Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

    The 2022 e-tron GT is rated at 82 MPGe combined; the RS version falls one short of that mark. On our 75-mph fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, the RS model delivered 83 MPGe. For more information about the e-tron GT's efficiency ratings, visit the EPA's website.

    Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

    Inside, the e-tron GT mixes fanciful and functional elements. The cabin incorporates multiple digital displays on its angular dashboard along with upscale trim. Audi offers a leather interior with different color options as well as a leather-free package that uses recycled materials. Of course, there's no shortage of available luxury features. The top options include ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, heated-and-cooled front seats with massage functions, and more. Front-seat passengers sit low to the ground, which promotes a sporty driving position. The rear outboard seats provide ample legroom, but its headroom is less generous, and the middle seat is more courteous than comfortable. There's space for luggage behind the back seats and under the hood in the front trunk (frunk).

    Infotainment and Connectivity

    While the e-tron GT's infotainment system isn't as touchscreen-heavy as other Audi models' such as the A7 sedan and e-tron SUV, it's still visually exciting and loaded with popular content. The central touchscreen measures 10.1 inches and works with steering-wheel-mounted controls and voice-recognition software. Along with a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, the e-tron GT is available with wireless charging and a powerful 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.

    Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

    For more information about the 2022 e-tron GT's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. The all-electric sedan has myriad driver-assistance technology, including adaptive cruise control as well as remote self-parking assist, which allows the driver to park the car via a smartphone app. Key safety features include:

    • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
    • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
    • Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist

    Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

    Audi has a competitive limited warranty that aligns with most luxury rivals. The company also covers the components of its electrical vehicles for eight years or 100,000 miles.

    • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
    • Powertrain warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
    • No complimentary scheduled maintenance



    2022 Audi RS e-tron GT
    Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

    Base/As Tested: $143,445/$164,390
    Options: Year One package (carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber exterior inlays, RS interior design package, red seat belts, RS steering wheel, Dynamic steering, LED headlights, Audi laser light and animation, dinamica headliner, carbon-fiber mirror housings, summer tires, Full Leather Interior Package, Wheels: 21-inch wheels and summer tires, rear-axle steering, heated and ventilated RS Sport Seats Plus, 18-way power adjustable front seats with massage function, $20,350; Kemora Gray paint, $595

    2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC Combined Power: 637 hp
    Combined Torque: 612 lb-ft
    Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 85.0 kWh
    Onboard Charger: 11.0 kW
    Transmissions, F/R: direct-drive, 2-speed automatic

    Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
    Brakes, F/R: 16.5-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc/16.1-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc
    Tires: Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 5
    F: 265/35ZR-21 101Y NF0
    R: 285/30ZR-21 104Y NF0

    Wheelbase: 114.2 in
    Length: 196.4 in
    Width: 77.3 in
    Height: 54.9 in
    Passenger Volume: 92 ft3
    Trunk Volume: 12 ft3
    Curb Weight: 5171 lb

    60 mph: 2.9 sec
    100 mph: 6.9 sec
    1/4-Mile: 11.0 sec @ 127 mph
    130 mph: 11.5 sec
    150 mph: 16.5 sec
    Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.
    Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 3.2 sec
    Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 1.3 sec
    Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 1.7 sec
    Top Speed (gov ltd): 156 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 157 ft
    Braking, 100–0 mph: 311 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.93 g

    Observed: 71 MPGe
    75-mph Highway Driving: 83 MPGe
    Highway Range: 240 mi

    Combined/City/Highway: 81/79/82 MPGe
    Range: 232 mi


    2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro
    Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

    Base/As Tested: $103,895/$121,690
    Options: Prestige package – includes adaptive cruise control w/lane guidance, Bang & Olufsen premium sound, head-up display, top-view camera, dual pane acoustic side glass, heated rear seats, multi-colored interior ambient lighting, $7200; Performance package – includes dynamic steering, rear-wheel steering, e-torque vectoring plus, HD matrix LED headlights, Black Optic exterior trim, $6000; Full leather interior – also includes 18-way power seats w/massage, ventilated front RS sport seats, heated multifunction steering wheel w/flat bottom, $4000; Suzuka Gray metallic paint, $595

    Front Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC
    Rear Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC
    Combined Power: 522 hp
    Combined Torque: 472 lb-ft
    Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 83.7 kWh
    Onboard Charger: 11.0 kW
    Transmissions, F/R: direct-drive/2-speed automatic

    Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
    Brakes, F/R: 14.2-in vented disc/14.1-in vented disc
    Tires: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue ELECT
    F: 245/45R-20 103Y Extra Load NF0
    R: 285/40R-20 108Y Extra Load NF0

    Wheelbase: 114.1 in
    Length: 196.4 in
    Width: 77.3 in
    Height: 55.6 in
    Passenger Volume: 91 ft3
    Trunk Volume, F/R: 2/9 ft3
    Curb Weight: 5148 lb

    60 mph: 3.6 sec
    100 mph: 8.5 sec
    1/4-Mile: 11.9 sec @ 119 mph
    130 mph: 14.4 sec
    Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.
    Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.0 sec
    Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 1.8 sec
    Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.2 sec
    Top Speed (gov): 152 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 159 ft
    Braking, 100–0 mph: 326 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.90 g

    75-mph Highway Range: 240 mi

    Combined/City/Highway: 82/81/83 MPGe
    Range: 238 mi

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