2024 Audi e-tron GT: First Look Review

  • Electric four-door coupe becomes the flagship Audi as the R8 rides into the sunset
  • Accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in as low as 3.1 seconds and delivers a range of 249 miles
  • Priced from USD 106,500 (excl. USD 1,495 destination charge)
  • Now available at U.S. dealerships

With the Audi R8 discontinued at the end of the 2023 model year, the 2024 Audi e-tron GT has been crowned with the top position in the company’s line-up. The pure electric grand tourer offers performance and driving pleasure in a sensuous design that makes it just as appealing for style-conscious customers as driving enthusiasts.

Recently, I saw an Ascari Blue Metallic 2024 Audi e-tron GT on display and took the opportunity to explore its exterior and interior in detail. Here’s what I gathered from my experience with the electric grand tourer:

Design

I’ve always been a fan of the Audi A7, but the 2024 Audi e-tron GT is seductive on another level. At the very first look, I could tell it was not just about poise and glamour. Its athletically taut surfaces and imposing stance make me feel it’s always in a crouched position, ready to attack the tarmac every time, everywhere.

I think the 2024 e-tron GT’s low and flat front end lends it a forceful demeanor, and had it been just a little shorter, it could’ve easily been mistaken for a proper two-door sports car from the front. I like the beautiful texture on the panel that covers the upper portion of the Singleframe grille. It’s rarely ever that faux grilles on EVs don’t strike off as odd, and I think the e-tron GT is one of those cars that make an exception.

On the sides, I think the elongated hood and the greenhouse that sharply narrows toward the rear lay a strong emphasis on the 2024 e-tron GT’s lean body, and together, they make the car instantly recognizable from a distance. At the back, I find the aggressive diffuser particularly interesting.

Interior

When I sat in the driver’s seat of the 2024 Audi e-tron GT, the low sitting position made me feel that the interior is more driver-focused than in a normal Audi. Like in many other recent Audi models, the central area of the dashboard tilted to the left, which elevates that feeling. My favorite part of the interior is the floating look of the central layer of the dashboard, which can be made further attractive by opting for matt carbon-fiber inlays.

Analog controls, though not in abundance, are available for most of the core functions. Thus, I think the 2024 e-tron GT isn’t distractive like many other over-digitalized EVs, including its platform-mate Porsche Taycan. Audi equips its electric grand tourer with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto. I think the latter looks a little outdated compared to the competition.

The wide and elevated center console heightens the sense of sitting in a sporty car. However, I would’ve liked an open storage space here, a place that could be practical in daily use to keep small items like small shopping bags, for instance. EVs built on dedicated EV platforms don’t need such hefty center consoles, but that’s not the case with the Audi-Porsche co-developed J1 platform-based 2024 e-tron GT. As I understand, the connections, fuses, and main control unit of the battery pack are responsible for the hump.

I’m a six-foot-tall person, and I felt entering the 2024 e-tron GT was a little bit of work from the low roof and low-set seat. In the front, I felt that leg space and under-thigh support were more than adequate. As for headroom, I was surprised with the level on offer, considering that it is a low-roof vehicle. Even those who are just over 6 feet tall would not feel claustrophobic behind the wheel.

The flat silhouette of the 2024 e-tron GT had me just as much concerned about visibility as much as space. In my experience, forward visibility was fine, and side visibility was still okay despite the small windows.

I expected the rear-diagonal visibility to be compromised because of the super-sleek greenhouse, but the rear quarter glass helps in reducing the blind spot. In my opinion, the available 360-degree camera system is a must-have feature for this car.

In the back, I wanted to see if I could comfortably lean back and still have enough headroom. When I tried, my head was just a couple of centimeters from the roof. There’s just sufficient leg space, while headroom and knee room are in short supply. I feel that the rear is only suitable for children and shorter adults.

2024 Audi e-tron GT rear seat

Driving impressions

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT has a 93 kWh battery pack that feeds two electric motors, one at the front and one at the back. These motors generate 469 hp (523 hp with boost), giving the car a 3.9-second 0-60 mph sprint time and a 152-mph top speed. Upgrading to the RS variant changes these figures to 590 hp (637 hp with boost mode), 3.1 seconds, and 155 mph, respectively. One thing I find fascinating is that the 2024 Audi RS e-tron GT consumes 40 kWh per 100 miles, the same as the 2024 Audi e-tron GT, and delivers the same EPA-est. range – 249 miles.

Automotive journalists who have driven the e-tron GT in both regular and RS variants suggest the difference between their performance doesn’t feel as substantial in real life as on paper. The base car itself is sprightly and delivers performance quite close enough to the sportier one. It feels quick not only during initial acceleration but also at highway speeds.

2024 Audi e-tron GT rear three quarter right side

The base e-tron GT itself is a hoot to drive on winding roads and is quite comfortable at the same time. Its steering, though not as sharp as that of its Porsche equivalent – the Taycan 4S, feels responsive. One area where the car feels lacking is the intensity of the regenerative braking system, which isn’t much. Unfortunately, there’s no one-pedal driving, either. There’s not much to complain about this car other than that—it’s that good.

Price

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT retails at USD 106,500 in the Premium Plus trim and USD 114,500 in the Prestige trim. In the RS variant, it is available in only one fully-loaded trim for a price of USD 147,100. A USD 1,495 destination charge is applicable over the MSRP across the line-up.

TopElectricSUV says

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT is a fantastic driver’s car that can be enjoyed as a practical family car, too. It offers a head-turning style, plenty of advanced technologies, rapid charging, and superb driving dynamics. It should’ve had a better range and offered more passenger and storage space, but it doesn’t feel unacceptably bad in either of those aspects.

2024 Audi e-tron GT FAQs

What is the 2024 Audi e-tron GT release date?

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT is now available at U.S. dealerships.

What is the 2024 Audi e-tron GT price?

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT’s prices start at USD 106,500 (excl. USD 1,495 destination charge).

Which cars are the 2024 Audi e-tron GT rivals?

The 2024 Audi e-tron GT competes with the 2024 Porsche Taycan and the 2024 Lucid Air.