Audi E-tron GT review

Category: Electric car

Section: Interior

Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi E-tron GT 2021 front
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear left cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 front left cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 right tracking
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 left boots open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior steering wheel
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear boot open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 front boot open
  • Audi E-tron GT 2021 front
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear left cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 front left cornering
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 right tracking
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 left boots open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior steering wheel
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 interior detail
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 rear boot open
  • Audi e-tron GT 2021 front boot open
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The basic architecture of the Audi e-tron GT is the same as the Porsche Taycan. That’s great, because it means the relationship between the pedals, steering wheel and seat are spot-on. There’s loads of adjustment to modify it as required too.

The e-tron GT comes with a well-bolstered eight-way electric driver’s seat that offers good side support. It doesn't include lumbar adjustment, though. To have that you need to option the 14-way seat (or you get an 18-way seat with a massaging facility as standard on the RS model). That gives you a far more comfortable workstation than the driving seat of the Tesla Model S.

The Taycan is better made inside, and then some, actually, being screwed together impeccably. The e-tron GT is good but there are flimsier elements, including the shroud around the infotainment screen that flexes, along with some sharper edges here and there. If you opt for the wood trim and lighter-coloured leather, the interior can be made to feel warm and luxurious, and it's still screwed together better than the Model S. 

If you don’t want leather, you can choose synthetic and sustainably sourced alternatives made from plastic bottles. The carpets are made of nylon from recycled fishing nets. Don’t worry, though, they’ve been cleaned thoroughly, so there's no whiff of rotting fish.

The Model S strikes back with its infotainment system. The e-tron GT’s uses the 10.1in touchscreen you get in most other Audis. It’s fine but much smaller than its Tesla rival’s screen, and, if you’re looking for a tally of tech to match the Model S’s, you might be disappointed.

You get the usual – sat-nav, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (the Model S includes neither while the Taycan has CarPlay only) and wireless phone-charging. You can’t stream Netflix or play games in the e-tron GT as you can in the Model S, though.

If you enjoy music, the RS version has a 16-speaker, 710-watt B&O stereo, which you can option on the e-tron GT as part of the Comfort and Sound Pack. It sounds good but not exceptional. 

Visibility isn’t bad at the front, but the windscreen pillars are quite chunky and the window line is high. The rear screen is very shallow and the tapering roofline stops you seeing very much out of the rear corners.

LED headlights, a rear-view camera, and front and rear parking sensors are standard. Adaptive matrix LED headlights with laser main beams, which double the length of the illumination, are standard on the Vorsprung trim and RS e-tron GT. A night vision camera and 360-degree camera are also standard on the Vorsprung versions.

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