Audi has announced that it has started production of the Audi e-tron GT electric sedan ahead of its debut in February. Audi gave us a preview of the e-tron GT two years ago at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and most recently it gave us another preview by showing off a prototype.
Production of the e-tron GT is taking place at Audi’s Böllinger Höfe in Neckarsulm, Germany, which is also where the R8 is built.
The e-tron GT is based on the same J1 platform as the Porsche Taycan, but luckily the two electric sedans don’t share any sheetmetal. The e-tron GT also features a three-chamber air suspension like the Taycan with adaptive dampers.
When it launches, the e-tron will be powered by two electric motors, a 235 horsepower front motor and a 449 hp rear motor that combine to generate 590 hp and up to 640 hp in the overboost mode. The front motor has a single speed transmission, while the rear has a 2-speed transmission, just like the Taycan.
Audi has already confirmed the RS e-tron GT, which has a total of 684 horsepower and 612 lb-ft. of torque for buyers that want even more power.
A 83.7-kilowatt-hour battery pack will give the e-tron GT a driving range of at least 200 miles.