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Road test: Audi e-tron GT - Walla! vehicle

2021-12-03T10:00:47.527Z

Udi's first electric sports-salon car landed in Israel and here for the first test. What lies behind the futuristic design and the price tag of 765 thousand shekels



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Road test: Audi e-tron GT

Udi took the time with a leap into the worlds of electric road cars, and when she did, it was with a platform she and Porsche shared.

She does some really good things, and some things just fine, the question of whether it's enough

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Keenan Cohen

Friday, 03 December 2021, 11:30 Updated: 11:47

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Similar but completely different (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

Udi has always been there where there is innovation in the automotive industry.

In the Quattro's dual propulsion, in the galvanized body of the Audi 80, in the design of the Audi TT, in the aluminum body of the A8, in the turbo diesel engines also on the racetrack, with the inauguration of the hatchback-luxury category in the A3 and now in electric.

Well, as for this last thing she was not M-M-S first.

But it has a founding share among the German trio at least with the first e tron ​​in the family.

Now with the e tron ​​GT it is also sticking a stake in the salon-sport group.

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Wide, short and angry (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

Design and cabin

If you're in the market for a car on the order of these prices, you will not find a head turner like the e tron ​​GT.

Audi have managed to pack an exterior design that combines the look of Audi with a car that transmits the zeitgeist or "spirit of the time" in free German of the electric age.

The low and wide posture, the body weights sit stamp on the message of this car.



The cabin features excellent material quality, a very respectable instrumentation list and on top of that, amazing seats for the driver and passenger and human engineering and operation that are comfortable and very simple.

It lacks the spacey look of a Porsche Taiken in the driver's environment, but benefits hugely with far fewer complications and unnecessary sophistication in things like climate control operation and other features.

This roof line?

It has a price for entering and leaving it (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

Whoever listed less was the build quality, the ride in the test car was accompanied by a rattle from the front area of ​​the dashboard and occasionally at the passenger door.

Also when it comes to interior space, from a car with such dimensions one would expect a little more space here.

The same goes for storage compartments in the driver's environment.

If you use one of the mobile cup holders instead of the dedicated alcove in the small compartment between the seats, where there is also the wireless charging station, you are left without too much space.



The outside view requires a period of time to get used to its size even in the front corners and especially in the rear maneuvers where the rear window is almost useless and on rainy days when the test was conducted the rear camera also got dirty pretty quickly.

Lots of car, little space (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

The engineering flexibility of an electric platform allows good space for the legs and the sunroof also increases the headroom, by the way the sunroof, it comes without cover or shading, it is not hard to assume that in the hot summer it will greatly challenge the cooling of the cabin.

Along with legroom, the limitations of creating a car as low and aerodynamic as possible pretty much ruin the comfort of getting in and out of it.



The quality of the materials is maintained but the two passengers here who enjoy separate control of the climate control have a limited amount of storage compartments, in the back of the front seats there is not even a mesh.

Two passengers because although technically it is allowed to drive three here - to, really to.

Three are allowed, but there really is no chance of more than two people sitting here (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

The trunk here is deep, and at least looks bigger than its official 405 liters and with quite a few cargo anchoring options.

Indeed, in the test car came a full-size replacement wheel that ate up most of the volume here.

So whoever chooses to go on a heavy family trip will have to choose between a full wheel insurance certificate and a proper claim volume.

In front you will find another compartment with 85 liters.

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Performance, comfort and behavior

Audi e tron ​​GT has a common electric platform for it and the Porsche Taiken. Like it, it uses two electric motors for dual propulsion (although Porsche also has a rear-wheel drive version), two transmission ratios but here already at the base with 83.7 kWh batteries (equivalent to the optional "performance" battery in Porsche). Here too the voltage is 800 volts So that it will support ultra-fast DC charging at a dedicated 270 position. In terms of ranges, in moderate, sane and conscious driving, it is possible to extract 21 kilowatts per hour for 100 km, which is about 400 km of range. Kilowatt hour to 100 km, ie a range of about 320 km.



With 469 hp and 64.3 kg there is no moment or moment of moment of lack of impulse. And it is a constant, determined, incessant urge from the moment Touching the pedal to completely criminal districts.This is the economical situation, in comfort, and to a degree of distortion of consciousness in the dynamic situation.

Well-designed and with excellent human engineering, probably in relation to the Porsche (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

The use of air shock absorbers allows it to achieve reasonable comfort in relation to the size and diameter of its rims.

It does not completely eliminate small disruptions, at least not at urban speeds.

Just over 50-70 km / h the comfort improves to a very good level. But there you should be on really good roads, the kind that are mostly in her homeland. Even one to which some soil has been washed away by the rain, the ride is accompanied by splashing noises from the undercarriage and wheel arches.Authorized ironing is carried out supremely and supremely as expected of it.

These giant tires make quite a bit of noise (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

Having exhausted the section of back bracelet launches from the place, which have to admit the truth, even with 4.1 seconds at a time, are a trick that exhausts itself very quickly and really is not a measure of real excellence, I turn the bow to real driving roads.

One that demands more from the car than driving in a straight line and from the driver more than developed heel muscles.



With a very low center of gravity, very wide soles, an excellent power transmission system and 2.35 tons that push it onto the asphalt - it did it very well.

It was again this experience of dismantling a road that I know very well at the angular speeds, with an unparalleled kick in the exit from all its face, because all these horses are right here, ready to leap at the tip of the foot.

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But on the very same roads while the e-tron GT list - Porsche's Taiken really shone.

There are not big gaps in performance between the two, but huge in the level of feelings for the driver.

At Porsche the business felt alive, dynamic, challenging and still instilled confidence in its capabilities.

In Audi everything is very good, but not at the level of the Taiken.

The steering wheel is less sharp, the brakes with less feedback, the chassis responses to what the driver is doing are more whispered and when the Porsche put my hair in the oversteer games, in Audi it was with slight understeer.

Come and do some wind (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

Summary

The Audi e-tron GT is a very impressive business card for the world of electricity in terms of Audi.

Despite its inferiority in the dynamic aspect to the Taiken, it is not a cheap replacement for those who can not afford the express spaceship.

In fact the more I thought about it, it's much less of a sports car and much more what its name explicitly says - a GT car - one that is better suited for fast and quiet cruising than for sewing winding roads.



It is difficult to put in the same line its price tag of 765 thousand shekels and the word "cheap", but when it comes to the gap of 200 thousand shekels between it and the corresponding Taiken you can live in peace with the gaps between the two.

Either way, if and when the Tesla Model S arrives here, which cuts another NIS 200,000 from the price of the e-tron GT, and if it meets expectations from it, well, then it's going to be really interesting here ...

She is more GT than sporty (Photo: Keinan Cohen)

On the technical side: Audi e-tron GT

Engine, propulsion:

electric, two engines, dual


voltage:

800 Volt


Battery:

83.7 kWh


Power (kW):

469


Torque (Kagam):

64.3


Transmission:

Automatic motor unit ratio the front, two rewind relations



Dimensions :


Length (cm):

499


Width (cm):

216


Height (cm):

140


Wheelbase (cm):

290


Trunk (liters):

84/405 (Rear / Front)



Performance:


Acceleration 0-100:

4.1 seconds


Maximum speed:

245 km / h


Range (test):

320 km



Competitors:


Porsche Taiken, Tesla Model S



Price:


NIS

765,000

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