Sighted previous this month in EQ Kuala Lumpur, the Audi RS e-tron GT has formally damaged quilt in Malaysia, with PHS Car Malaysia (PHSAM) previewing the all-electric four-door coupe forward of the deliberate marketplace creation of the Audi e-tron GT vary in Q2 this yr.
There’s no denying that the 2022 Global Efficiency Automotive of the 12 months, which made its debut again in 2021, is an actual looker. The outside design carries over styling components from the Audi prologue idea from 2014 and would highest be described as atheletic, with a flat silhouette accented through competitive wheel arches.
The e-tron GT, which is underpinned through a J1 platform as utilized by the Porsche Taycan, will arrive in Malaysia in each quattro and RS variant bureaucracy. Whilst each variations characteristic dual completely excited synchronous motors for the drivetrain setup, outputs fluctuate, with the RS – naturally – having extra in the way in which of electrified muscle.
At the RS e-tron GT, overall gadget output is 598 PS (590 hp or 440 kW) and 830 Nm of torque, with spice up mode bumping energy up in brief to 646 PS (637 hp or 475 kW). Efficiency figures come with a 0-100 km/h dash time of three.3 seconds and a most sensible pace of 250 km/h.
An 85 kWh lithium-ion battery – consisting of 396 pouch cells organized in 33 modules – supplies as much as 501 km of trip, and as for charging, the e-tron GT helps DC speedy charging at as much as 270 kW. At this charge, a five-minute fee time will supply 100 km of vary, whilst getting the battery from a 5% to 80% SoC (state of fee) takes simply 22.5 mins. The auto additionally helps AC charging (Kind 2) at as much as 22 kW.
PHSAM will even be offering the usual e-tron GT quattro, which gives 476 PS (469 hp or 350 kW) and 630 Nm, or 530 PS (523 hp or 390 kW) when spice up mode is engaged. The non-RS variant – of which a Dynamic Bundle model may also be to be had in Malaysia – is a color slower to the century mark at 4.1 seconds, whilst most sensible pace is 5 km/h much less, at 245 km/h.
The internal is somewhat standard in its styling, however there’s a lot of top quality fabrics and complex generation within the combine in spite of the minimalist really feel. Upholstery alternatives are numerous – as an example, the Dynamic Bundle for the Malaysian marketplace will include a Nappa/Dinamica internal.
The usual leather-free design bundle options recycled fabrics, and the ground mats are produced from Econyl, which is a subject matter derived utterly from recycled nylon fibres from manufacturing waste, cloth and carpet remnants, or outdated fishing nets.
Tech highlights come with a 12.3-inch Audi Digital Cockpit Plus virtual device show and a ten.1-inch central touchscreen show, which comes with MMI Navigation Plus. Usual are compatible package features a three-zone local weather keep watch over gadget, and with regards to trim, the RS e-tron GT will include ornamental inserts in matte carbon twill.
Different pieces come with a B&O top rate sound gadget with 3-d sound and head-up show at the e-tron GT quattro with the Dynamic Bundle on, and the variant additionally will get purple brake calipers and a carbon roof, amongst different issues. The RS, in the meantime, will get a gloss carbon look external bundle and adaptive air suspension.
As for protection and driving force help package, the e-tron GT comes with Audi pre sense techniques as usual, and this introduces pieces reminiscent of lane departure caution, computerized emergency braking and adaptive cruise keep watch over.
The Audi e-tron GT vary in Malaysia shall be priced from:
- e-tron GT quattro – from RM559,000 to RM643,000
- RS e-tron GT – from RM749,000 to RM769,000
Forward of the e-tron vary creation in mid-2023, the corporate says it’s already creating more than a few after-sales carrier and guaranty programmes particularly deliberate for the electrical vary to give a boost to buyer loyalty. Extra, when the cars are formally introduced.