As more automakers enter the electric car segment, giants of German engineering like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and
Audiare upping the ante and redefining what an electric car can be. Electric cars have instilled a new sense of fun and adventure into automaking, and models like the 2023
Audi e-tronGT deliver exactly that.
Not only is the luxury auto market fiercely competitive, but that same competitive spirit can make it seem intimidating and ostentatious. It’s easy to forget that its all about creating that fun and adventurous experience for the driver. While the 2023 e-tron GT certainly is extravagant, road test drivers at
Car and Driverreport that it is also wildly fun to drive.
The Audi e-tron GT is an interesting release, and it’s worth it to break down how it compares to rivals in its segment. Read on to learn more about what the Audi e-tron GT has to offer.
The 2023 Audi e-tron GT is a worthy rival to the Tesla Model S
The 2022 e-tron GT
received rave reviews from test drivers, and the 2023 model appears to be following right in line with its predecessor. It shares a platform with the Porsche Taycan, but the e-tron GT stands out all on its own.
The regular model sports a 83.7-kWh lithium-ion battery and gets an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range. The RS model packs more of a punch in power, but loses range slightly at 232 miles. The e-tron boasts all-wheel drive with a motor on each axle, and the most basic model produces 522 horsepower.
The RS e-tron GT still falls short of the Tesla Model S when it comes to range managing 240 miles in a road test, but it is one of the fastest-charging EVs on the market thanks to its 270-kW DS fast charger.
A complex cooling system means that its battery pack can handle repeated runs without that typical signs of heat-related degradation that comes with EVs. It also comes available with all-wheel steering, an adjustable air suspension, and wheel sizes from 19 to 21 inches.
What’s new in the 2023 Audi e-tron GT
The 2023 version comes with a suite of improvements, making it Audi’s quickest EV yet. There are also some aesthetic tweaks including a revised grille painted to match the body color and a second charging point located on the passenger side of the car.
Each new e-tron GT also comes with anti-theft wheel bolts, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and 20-inch wheel with all-season tires. The Executive equipment package creates a more comfortable and pleasing ride by combining the LED interior lighting plus package with heated rear seats.
The interior is incredibly customizable and there’s no shortage of available upgrade packages. Buyers can choose among several different colors of leather for the interior or opt for a leather-free package made of recycled materials.
So, is it worth it?
The price range of the 2023 Audi e-tron GT starts at six figures, with three different trims that range from $106,395 to $145,395. The $40,000 range between the base and the RS model buys you up to 637 horsepower and a sportier ride.
Whether that’s worth it seems to depend less on specs and more on whether or not you’re an adrenaline junkie with some seriously expendable income.
If you’re new to EVs, almost all models deliver an impressive amount of acceleration that could be enough to get your blood moving. So it could be worth it to save a couple thousand dollars and get something more practical like a Ford Mustang Mach-E.
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