The 2025 e-tron GT from Audi is receiving a number of upgrades that will make the electric sports sedan an even more alluring substitute for the Porsche Taycan. Similar to the Porsche, the Audi e-tron GT lineup has undergone a thorough redesign. The three unique models—the S e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, and RS e-tron GT Performance—do indeed have new face features, but they also come with better all-wheel-drive powertrains, better batteries, and even some chassis modifications.

The New Look of E-tron

The e-tron GT will have a two-dimensional rendition of Audi’s four-ring emblem and new grille designs for 2025. The RS models feature bigger side air intakes with distinctive “L-shaped” components, while the entry-level S features glossy black trim encircling its grille. A variety of new wheel designs go along with the car’s makeover. The RS twins sport forged 12-spoke wheels that mimic the “Avus” set that made its debut on the 1991 Avus Quattro concept in addition to new multispoke 20-inch wheels. A brand-new color named Bedford Green makes its debut on the Performance variant (shown above). The first-ever “carbon camouflage” parts on an Audi, the matte carbon roof of this new variation is also only available with it.

Inside, the e-tron GT has seen less noticeable alterations. There is now more detailed information regarding the EV’s battery status (temperature, preconditioning, and real-time charging rate) available in the digital gauge cluster, also known as the Virtual Cockpit. Trim-specific material is available for the RS models, while the Performance’s display features a white background that can be changed, paying homage to the white analog gauges of the 1994 Audi RS2 Avant. With the touch of a button, a newly designed panoramic sunroof can transition between clear and opaque glass.

Audi provides the e-tron GT new seats with new patterns and lighted emblems in the seatbacks, along with a squared-off steering wheel. The basic arrangement of the cabin remains the same. Along with new exterior trim pieces, the top-spec Performance model now comes with carbon camouflage and birch options. The latter has contrast stitching in Serpentine Green, which looks amazing with the recently painted Bedford Green.

Upgrades to the Powertrain, Batteries, and Chassis

Audi’s PPE platform components are incorporated into the new rear-mounted motor found on every e-tron GT. The rear e-motor is claimed to weigh roughly 22 pounds less than its predecessor because of a revised cooling system and reworked parts. It is stated that all three of the available powertrains are more powerful in addition to being more efficient.

The basic e-tron GT was previously equipped with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that produced a combined 522 horsepower. The 671 horsepower total generated by the new S trim replaces that, surpassing the 637 horsepower peak of the preceding high-performance RS e-tron GT. Of course, with an impressive 845 horsepower, the new RS is now even more powerful. The introduction of the RS e-tron GT Performance variant lies at the summit of the pyramid. Similar to the standard RS, it produces 912 horsepower when the overboost mode is engaged. It delivers a boost of 94 horsepower for a maximum of ten seconds.

Even though the e-tron GT already goes by the name “RS,” Audi claims that the new Performance variant is the “first fully electric RS model.” Despite the confusion, the RS e-tron GT Performance features a redesigned front motor with a modernized pulse inverter and even greater discharge current capabilities. The normal RS and the S e-tron GT can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 2.8 and 3.4 seconds, respectively, but Audi boasts that its top trim can do so in 2.5 seconds. While both RS models have a slightly greater top speed of 155 mph, the latter has a top speed of 152 mph.

In addition to reducing the weight of the e-tron GT’s drivetrains, Audi asserts that the battery is now about 22 pounds lighter. The pack’s net capacity has increased from 83.7 to 97.0 kWh, making it larger than previously. Audi credits the gain to their optimization of the two-layer cooling plate in the battery. With a peak DC fast-charging rate increase from 270 to 320 kilowatts, charging is also improved. Additionally, according to Audi, the new battery can add about 174 miles or go from 10 to 80 percent charged in just 18 minutes. It is possible to use an optional 22.0-kW onboard charger with a Level 2 connection.

Audi upgraded the braking system of the e-tron GT by adding larger steel discs as standard, which should assist bring the powerful EV to a stop. Optional tungsten carbide-coated brakes are available on the S model but not on the RS. The entire e-tron GT lineup includes a set of carbon-ceramic rotors with 10-piston front calipers for individuals who might dabble in track days. The vehicle’s 400 kW regenerative braking system can recover more energy than its previous 290 kW capacity. In addition to automatic control, the driver has three manual degrees of regen adjustment.

Audi says that a revised standard air suspension system with two adjustable settings will make the 2025 e-tron GT even more enjoyable to drive. Additionally, a “active” suspension that can regulate each wheel independently is available. Audi claims that the optional four-wheel-steering system increases agility even more by having a more direct front-axle ratio and the capacity to move the rear wheels up to 2.8 degrees.

Audi has only provided information about the European e-tron GT, which is now available for purchase, thus far. Starting at $107,995, the 2024 Audi e-tron GT was the most expensive model; the RS model was priced at $148,595.

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