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2022 Audi Etron GT RS - Exterior and interior Details (Tremendous Car)

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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.

Overview
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.

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.

Engine, Transmission, 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.

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