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The new Audi e-tron GT quattro all-electric supercar, electric has gone Audi in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, July 18th, 2022

  • Extreme progress, the Audi e-tron GT sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, or 3.3 seconds for RS GT
  • The sleek, aerodynamic design allows for ranges of up to 488km, fast DC charging for up to 100 kilometers take just over five minutes
  • “With Audi e-tron GT quattro now Vietnam, and Audi RS e-tron GT ordering open, supercars customers can go full electric in Vietnam” declares Laurent Genet, Audi Vietnam official Importer General Director

Audi launches first the new Audi e-tron GT quattro in Vietnam, customers can now enjoy the World Performance Car Of The Year 2022 and German Luxury Car of the Year 2022 Awards winner. With the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, Audi offers a very real and exciting look at the brand's future direction.

The Audi e-tron GT quattro is here! Or to be more accurate, the Audi e-tron GT quattro is here in Vietnam, while the Audi RS e-tron GT is now open for ordering at the factory. After months of online teasing, even listing to the custom sound of the car, today the covers have officially come off the Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT. Two all-electric, high-performance grand tourers – electric supercars – that effectively set the platform for the future of the brand.

Few new models in the recent history of the brand have a been more eagerly anticipated, this combination of elegant sports styling and state-of-the-art all-electric drive with truly extraordinary performance paint an exciting and extremely attractive picture of the future of e-mobility at Audi.

It’s fitting that the e-tron GT is built at the same factory as the celebrated Audi R8.

The Böllinger Höfe facility at Neckarsulm site was expanded to accommodate both the cutting edge combustion supercar and the all-new electric supercar on the same line. The e-tron GT is the first fully electric car from Audi to be built in Germany. The skilled craftsmanship of the previous facility has been supplemented by digital processes and smart technologies. During the expansion, production planners made use of new virtual methods. Production of the e-tron GT was designed without physical prototypes – a first at Audi. The new correlation-free inline measuring procedure for the bodies guarantees even greater accuracy to respond very quickly to minute deviations. Once completed, every car is driven for 40 kilometers on public roads, which also includes sections on the highway and in urban traffic.

It’s also fitting that the factory is also carbon neutral.

The production of the Audi e-tron GT quattro and the RS e-tron GT at Böllinger Höfe is carbon-neutral. Just as at the entire Neckarsulm site, production uses 100 percent eco-electricity, with a combined heat and power plant fired with biogas providing the necessary heat for Böllinger Höfe. Emissions that cannot yet be avoided are compensated with carbon credits from certified climate protection projects. Relying on resource-conserving vehicle manufacturing, production at Böllinger Höfe avoids the use of paper and packaging and uses closed-loop systems, for example. The aluminum sheet waste that accumulates in the press shop, for example during the production of the side wall frame, is returned to the supplier, where it is reconditioned and then reused at Audi. Audi has launched a pilot project for plastic recycling. Plastic waste is processed into fibers, and these filaments are then used in 3D printers to manufacture tools for the production process.

With the arrival of the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, Audi is not only building its all-electric offerings but providing a stunning look at the direction future electric models will take.

These tremendously powerful, driver oriented four-door grand tourers showcase the very latest in automotive technology from Audi, in vehicles that are both aspirational and yet supremely practical.

World Performance Car Of The Year 2022

The largest and most prestigious new car awards in the world, they are voted on by an international panel of 100 automotive journalists who thoroughly test each of the qualifying vehicles. The 18th World Car Awards have been held in New York, with the Audi e-tron GT being awarded the title of World Performance Car 2022. The award is the fifth time Audi has won the World Performance Car title. Audi is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the awards – with 11 titles to date. Audi’s record stands unchallenged, having previously won the category World Car Design of the Year with the Audi TT in 2007 and R8 in 2008, as well as the World Luxury Car award in 2018 and 2019 with the Audi A8 and A7 Sportback respectively. In 2005 and 2014, Audi also won the overall award – World Car of the Year with the Audi A6 and A3 respectively in addition to the now five, World Performance Car titles.

When receiving the award, Christian Zorn, Head of Product Marketing at Audi AG, said: “Our big goal with the Audi e-tron GT was to reimagine the Gran Turismo philosophy for the electric age. The e-tron GT combines sporty, powerful driving with a high level of everyday usability - it is a real Gran Turismo and a true Audi. Thank you very much to the World Car judges for recognizing the Audi e-tron GT with the 2022 World Performance Car award”.

Golden Steering Wheel 2021 winner, the Audi e-tron GT is „The World’s Most Beautiful Car of The Year“.

The 45th Golden Steering Wheel awards which took place in Berlin is the most prestigious and oldest automotive competitions in Germany – awarded since 1976. 70 new models were competing across 12 categories. What is particular about it is that the vote for the Most Beautiful Car of the Year is a cross-category competition and German readers of motoring magazine Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag newspaper can vote for it directly. That means it is a real audience award and therefore a heartfelt choice for an emotional car.

German Luxury Car of the Year 2022 Award winner

The Audi e-tron GT has also been voted German Car of the Year 2022 in the Luxury category. The 20-person jury composed of high-profile automotive journalists selected the best model in each class across five categories from all of the vehicles launched on the market in 2021. The expert journalists crowned the Audi e-tron GT as the winner in its class in the Luxury category.

The e-tron GT is a trailblazer for Audi’s electric future, because from 2026, the company will only market new models with electric drive systems.The e-tron GT manifests emotional design, dynamic performance, and a sustainable concept – attributes that are turning this sportscar into an icon of the Audi brand even now.

The Gran Turismo also won the 2021 Autonis award for best design innovation in the luxury class given by the journal auto motor und sport. The German Car of the Year 2022 also went to the e-tron GT in the luxury category.

Aesthetics aerodynamics

The Audi design language is obvious from the first glance, and yet the e-tron GT has a distinct character and look all its own. It manages to pay homage to past Audi models yet at the same time clearly signals the way forward, not only in terms of its design but of course in terms of the technology that drives it. So pleased with the finished vehicle is Audi Head of Design, Marc Lichte, that he has said he thinks it is the most beautiful car he has ever draw – no small statement from someone who designed Audi Prologue concept, A7 Sportback and Q8 models to name just a few.

Hearing him speak about the car’s proportions and balance is to listen to a man truly proud of what has been achieved. From the side, the elongated hood and flat windshield transition into a quickly sloping roofline. The graphics of the side windows are drawn upward in a wedge shape. The greenhouse extends low and taut over the powerful body. It is drawn in sharply toward the rear – the gently inclined C-pillars flow elegantly into the muscular shoulders of the body. The long, flat rear window ends in a black zone that holds a number of the vehicle antennas. Sharp edges stretch across the large wheel arches drawn far to the outside. The heavily contoured midsection of the car rests on a powerfully molded sill area with inserts highlighting the battery pack as the car’s powerhouse. The diffuser at the rear gives the e-tron GT its distinctive sharp look, extending far upward and standing in clear visual contrast to the bumper. The spoiler with the integrated spoiler lip runs parallel to it and rounds out the sporty look.

The e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT have been designed for maximum aesthetic impact but also with aerodynamics playing a more important role than perhaps ever before. The ‘the more slippery the shape’ the more efficiently it is able to slice through the air and in turn the greater the range of the car, and these practical considerations are as important as aesthetics and pure performance. Countless hours in the wind tunnel have resulted in a car with a drag coefficient of just 0.24 which shows that that that brief was well and truly met. Active elements to manage the aerodynamics include two controllable inlets supplying the front brakes and the thermal management with cooling air as required, the rear spoiler which extends to two positions, and the fully paneled underbody, which flows into a broad diffuser. The front and rear sections integrate large components made of cast aluminum and aluminum profiles. The outer skin is made entirely of aluminum. Parts made of hot-shaped steel form the rigid and impact-resistant backbone of the passenger compartment, with support from the aluminum housing of the high-voltage battery.

The 85 kWh net (93kWh gross) lithium-ion battery is incorporated into the floor of the car. Designed as a low slung sports car, the battery weight in the floorpan accentuates the low centre of gravity and aiding in the car’s balance and handling in turn.

The flat floor and the absence of the traditional transmission tunnel also adds to the sense of space and indeed the real, usable space in the interior. Flat floors means more leg room – particularly in the rear, where despite the low-slung roof line (the car is just 1.41 metres high), passengers as tall as two metres – Marc Lichte for example – still have plenty of foot and head room. The panoramic sunroof accentuates the airy feeling.

Measuring about five metres long, the e-tron GT boasts a long wheel base of 2.9 metres and broad low stance of 1.96 metres wide, interior space is generous for all passengers. It likewise delivers 405 litres of luggage space in the traditional boot - the RS model with the Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System offers 350 liters of space - and a further 81 litres of storage up front under the bonnet.

From the tip of its elegant bonnet and Matrix LED headlights with laser light down extremely muscular flanks flared out over 20-inch aerodynamic wheels in 5-twin-spoke offset back high sheen design to the elegant rear diffuser, the e-tron GT impresses. Singleframe is almost completely closed – the low-wide grille has an inverted color scheme, and the radiator grille reinterprets the classic honeycomb pattern. The Single frame grille in glossy black together with the black appearance package in the e-tron GT is emphasized further with the black optics package on the RS e-tron GT. The rear lights band features coming home and leaving home animations further highlighting the exclusive appeal.

Technology abounds in every conceivable detail, but is subtly incorporated so as not to compromise the lines and the overall design. From the large air intakes in the front which serve an important cooling function as well as adding to the front aesthetics to the active aerodynamics. The rear spoiler which rises seamlessly with the car’s speed works closely with the smooth underbody that ends in a wide diffuser. This allows the air to flow cleanly off the rear end and compensates for the lift that occurs at the rear axle at high speeds. The suspension with damper control keeps the e-tron GT well balanced on the road, while adaptive air suspension lowers the RS e-tron GT body to amplify the air flow, handling stability and reducing lift.

Sporty luxury

But the e-tron GT is every bit a driver’s car and to that end, performance and cabin orientation has been designed with the driver in mind. The design is at once Audi, but with a new twist, the sweeping dash and touchscreens familiar, but like the exterior of the car, with a completely new feel. Here the sculpted front sports seats come with electric eight-way adjustment, 14-way adjustment for sports seats plus in RS e-tron GT. All seats are upholstered with fine Nappa leather and microfibre material Dinamica, the driver seat is with memory. The seats and steering wheel of the RS model feature special badges, and the pedal caps and footrest are made of stainless steel.

All windows as well as the panoramic sunroof are made of heat-insulating glass. Wafer-thin vapor-coated metal layers reflect long-wave infrared radiation, thereby preventing the interior from heating up. The three zone automatic air-conditioning, together with the air quality package, all add to the pleasant feeling.

Muticolor ambient lighting highlights the 3D shaped dashboard and the superb interior with black headliner, and the inlays in decor matte carbon twill atlas matt (GT) or carbon twill, silk matt (RS GT). The finish is superbly executed, with the leading edge technology – Audi virtual cockpit plus and 10.1-inch HD central touchscreen –beautifully integrated and most convenient to use. Notable driving assistance systems include Night vision assist, Lane departure warning, Head-up display, Audi Drive Select and parking assistance with 360-degrees. At night, the X-shaped trim Audi laser light double the high beam range from 70 km/h.

Sustainable materials abound. Recycled materials are used, for example polyester fibres that were made from old plastic bottles, textiles, or residual fibres from selvages (off cuts). The floor carpet and floor mats are made from Econyl in both models, the material consisting of 100-percent recycled nylon fibres from production waste, fabric and carpet remnants, or old fishing nets.

The e-tron GT is extensively connected, all antennas are invisibly integrated into the car, to receive and transmit audio, LTE, Bluetooth, and GPS signals feeding everything from the MMI navigation plus to the wi-fi hotspots, smart phone interface and everything in between. It is a triumph of traditional craftsmanship and technology, beautifully married together.

Power you feel

Of course these are first and foremost performance cars, and the performance is impressive. Driven by two electric motors, the Audi e-tron GT quattro produces 350kW (175kW front motor and 320kW rear), while the RS e-tron GT ups that total to 440kW. The driving range is up to 488km for e-tron GT, and with 800-volt technology, with 396 pouch cells in 33 modules, enabling of fast DC charging with an output of up to 270kW, these are cars that bring not only greater performance but introduce a new era of real world convenience to e-mobility.

The Audi e-tron GT quattro races from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds, top speed is 245km/h. The Audi RS e-tron GT quattro delivers a stunning 3.3 second 0 to 100km/h spirit and a slightly higher 250km/h top speed. Both electric motors keep reserves available for extreme driving situations, which is why the sum of their individual outputs exceeds the drive’s total output of 350kW (476 PS) considerably. Up to 390kW (530 PS) are available for 2.5 seconds in boost mode via instant launch control when required.

Electric quattro

Thanks to its lightning-fast control operations, the electric all-wheel drive provides the e-tron GT with maximum dynamism, stability, and traction in any driving situation. Building on 40 years of quattro development, the electric all-wheel drive regulates the drive torque distribution between the axles – continuously, fully variably, and within a few thousandths of a second.

The Audi e-tron GT quattro is fitted with a differential lock with fixed locking values during thrust as well as traction, while the controlled rear-axle differential lock comes standard in the RS e-tron GT. A multi-plate clutch is its core element and can be actuated fully variably, and the locking range extends from zero to 100 percent. The driver will feel this at work on slippery road surfaces and during maximum full-stop braking – the lock opening up completely, allowing the Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) to brake each wheel with great precision.

The wheel suspensions are designed as a sporty double wishbone construction with classic design on the front while upper wishbones in the rear are divided into individual links. Almost all parts, including the links and sub-frames, are forged or cast from aluminum. The electromechanical steering has a sporty and direct ratio of 15.4:1 but without any excessive sharpness. Steel disks brakes with six piston calipers emphasize the sporty looking in black (GT) or red (RS GT).

When the driver releases the right-hand pedal, the car usually switches to coasting mode. While braking, the electric motors perform decelerations alone up to around 0.3 g, i.e. the vast majority of all everyday driving situations. The hydraulic wheel brakes are activated only when the driver brakes very heavily. The transition is almost unnoticeable, and recuperation remains active almost up to a standstill. If both electric motors are involved in brake recuperation in order to ensure handling stability, they can recover up to 265 kW of power.

Convenient charging either side

Energy recuperation through braking or coasting also adds considerably to the cars’ range, one mode 3 cable for public AC terminals and the charging system compact for the garage at home ensure easy charging in 11kW AC (GT) or 22 kW 8A (RS GT) to recharge an empty battery overnight. The charging flaps are located behind the front wheels. Both sides feature connections for alternating current (AC) and there is also a connection for direct current (DC) on the right-hand side. At DC fast charging stations, the e-tron RS e-tron GT 22kW charger hits charging capacity of up to 270kW allowing it to recharge energy for up to 100 kilometres in just over five minutes. Charging from five to 80 percent SoC (state of charge) takes less than 23 minutes under ideal conditions. This results (WLTP) in ranges up to 488 kilometres (e-tron GT) and 472 kilometres (RS e-tron GT). Audi customers in Ho Chi Minh City enjoy access to DC 180 kW fast charging ABB stations located at Audi Tan Binh.

From the short list of charging stations suppliers AUDI AG validated worldwide, Audi Vietnam importer appointed ABB for Audi Tan Binh, Audi Tan Binh installed a total of 4 charging stations using 380V and CCS2 charging standard:

• Outdoor, one 180 KW DC fast charging station ABB Terra 184 allowing two cars charging at the same time, one car can charge fully in up to 20-30 minutes
• inside the Workshop, one ABB DC Wallbox 24 24KW able to fully charge a car under 3 hours
• in the Handover, one ABB Terra AC W22 wall charger recharging in 4-6 hours
• in the Showroom, one ABB Terra AC 11 wall box charger recharging in 6-8 hours

Audi Tan Binh marks Audi Vietnam’s start of fast charging, and the beginning of a new era for premium customers in Vietnam. The next Audi fast-charging site coming before the end of 2022 will be in Audi Ho Chi Minh City, District 1. An attractive fast-charging network is a central component of the comprehensive electric ecosystem that Audi is now starting to offer, and will keep expanding in Vietnam. The next Audi fast-charging station coming soon will be in Audi Ho Chi Minh City, District 1.

Sport sound

From silence to sporty, two sound control units and amplifiers generate a separate exterior and interior sound via two loudspeakers each outside and inside the vehicle. The rotational speed of the electric motors, accelerator position and vehicle speed among other parameters fine tune the corresponding synthetic sound, controlled while driving with Audi drive select system. In “efficiency” mode, only AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) is active and becomes quieter as speed increases to become inaudible from 60 km/h. In “comfort”, the driver activates the e-tron sport sound, which outputs a full and high-quality exterior sound. In “dynamic”, the interior sound is added for a sporty, voluminous and high-quality acoustic expression.

It’s an impressive proposition across the board, from the design which is the first thing that grabs you, right through the technology, materials, manufacture and ultimately the performance and driving experience. Audi has spared no effort in making the e-tron GT something extremely special because it literally represents the next chapter for the company and had to be spot on.

In Vietnam, customers can immediately experience the very exciting new all-electric Audi e-tron GT quattro, and the RS e-tron GT is already available for ordering. At first glance, these cars are true game changers that are destined to become modern classics.

Customers can choose from a large selection of 8 colors which include Ibis white, Ascari blue, Daytona gray, floret silver, Kemora gray, mythos black, Suzuka gray, tactical green, tango red.

The Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT benefit from a three years warranty with no limit on mileage during that period, the battery warranty is eight years or 160,000 kilometers.

Worldwide, Audi delivered 1,680,512 cars to customers in 2021 (2020: 1,692,773)

Despite the semiconductor bottlenecks, the Audi brand’s deliveries in 2021 were close to 2020. Yet, in 2021, AUDI AG doubled the number of fully electric models in its range. Confirming the company’s move toward electromobility, Audi delivered 81,894 fully electric vehicles to customers, a 57.5 percent growth over 2020 (52,011).

The Audi e-tron GT quattro, with 6,896 units sold, represented a major contributor.

Deliveries of battery electric vehicles increased by 66.2 percent

In the first quarter of 2022, Audi delivered 385,084 cars to customers, compared with 462,828 in the above-average same quarter last year. In the wake of supply shortages and renewed COVID-19 lockdowns in China, the group cannot fully meet the sustained high demand for Audi brand vehicles. At the same time, Audi increased deliveries of its battery electric models (BEV) by 66.2 percent to 24,236 vehicles (Q1 2021: 14,583).

Audi Vietnam steady growth

While the overall passenger cars sales in Vietnam remained stable in 2020 and 2021 reaching about 314,000 cars, Audi new car deliveries to customers in Vietnam recorded a +16% increase in 2021, to exceeding 2019 pre-pandemic sales level. The best-seller Audi Q5 grew the most increasing 20 per cent in 2021.

In the first quarter of 2022, Audi Vietnam sales growth continued, increasing 10 per cent over the first quarter of 2021. This sales acceleration is largely due to the record number of 11 new Audi models launched since two years, renewing completely the full Audi range in Vietnam.

Amplifying the growing appreciation of the brand with the four rings in Vietnam, Audi now goes electric by launching the new fully electric Audi e-tron GT at Audi Tan Binh’s inauguration.

The Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launch is in keeping with the brand’s long term plans that will see Audi achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In Vietnam, these will be joined by a host of new electric models in the future, including the exciting high-performance Audi e-tron model. More than 20 e-models are set to join the Audi lineup by the year 2025 and internationally, the brand will launch more electric cars than models with combustion engines this year.

Audi is accelerating its transformation

AUDI AG increased once again advance payments for future vehicle projects to €37 billion. The premium manufacturer is earmarking €18 billion for electrification and hybridization alone and thereby emphasizing its clear commitment to electromobility. Starting in 2026 Audi will only launch new electric models globally. The production of internal combustion engines will be gradually phased out until 2033. Audi also presses ahead with the electrification of its production sites. All plants around the world are approaching their decarbonization target: All production at Audi is set to be net carbon-neutral by 2025. Some plants already are today, others are right on track.

Electric mobility transformation requires large investments

Intensified cooperation in the Premium Brand Group, Audi, Lamborghini, Ducati - plus Bentley since 2021 – increases future synergies. Brands benefit from the transfer of key technologies and a common path into electric mobility plus synergy potentials in the high hundreds of million euros. Cooperation within the group gives the brands the freedom to focus on their individual strengths.

First electric endurance racing confirmed reliability

Audi RS Q e-tron successfully started electrified endurance racing, with four stage wins and 14 podium at their first participation in Dakar Rally 2022. All three Audi RS Q e-tron rally cars mastered the world's toughest off-road rally on their debut in Saudi Arabia. In total, they covered around 24,000 desert kilometers – almost three times the 8,700 test kilometers that Audi had previously completed. Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist finished ninth in Jeddah as the best Audi driver team in a demanding edition of the desert classic. Audi ushered in a new era in off-road rallying, demonstrating electric mobility reliability.

The Audi urbansphere presented in April provides a current glimpse into the future of electric premium mobility. The concept car represents a luxurious third living space as a mobile lounge and office with complete privacy and a comprehensive range of high-tech features. Like the Audi skysphere and Audi grandsphere studies, the Audi urbansphere is designed for Level 4 automated driving, a technology that Audi is working toward introducing in the second half of the decade together with CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company.

“The Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT open a completely new era for supercars fans in Vietnam” concludes Tran Tan Trung, Audi Vietnam official Dealer General Director.


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