2023 Audi e-tron GT launched in Malaysia – up to 458 km EV range, 646 PS; 0-100 in 3.1s; from RM589k

2023 Audi e-tron GT launched in Malaysia – up to 458 km EV range, 646 PS; 0-100 in 3.1s; from RM589k

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

Remember the car Tony Stark drove in Avengers: Endgame? That was the Audi e-tron GT, and the fully electric sports sedan is making its official launch debut today, joining the Q8 e-tron in PHS Automotive Malaysia’s (PHSAM) line-up of e-tron models.

The 2022 World Performance Car of the Year first made its debut in February 2021 and is built on the J1 platform, which is shared with the Porsche Taycan. The e-tron GT measures 4,989 mm long, 1,964 mm wide, 1,414 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm. Compared to its SUV stablemate mentioned at the start, the e-tron GT range is a lot simpler when it comes to the number of variants offered.

At the entry level, there’s the e-tron GT quattro that retails at RM588,790 on-the-road without insurance. For the money, you’re getting an all-wheel drive electric powertrain with an electric motor on each axle, with the one at the front being paired with a single-speed transmission, while the rear unit has a two-speed gearbox.

2023 Audi e-tron GT launched in Malaysia – up to 458 km EV range, 646 PS; 0-100 in 3.1s; from RM589k

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

Together, they provide a total system output of 476 PS (469 hp or 350 kW) and 630 Nm of torque, which is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 245 km/h. Should you need a little bit more, an available boost mode temporarily provides you with 530 PS (523 hp or 390 kW) and 640 Nm so you can complete the century sprint in just 4.1 seconds. Nifty.

Powering the electric motors is a lithium-ion battery with a gross energy capacity of 83.7 kWh (93.4 kWh gross) that provides up to 458 km of range following the WLTP standard. For charging, the e-tron GT quattro supports a maximum AC input (Type 2) of 11 kW, with a full charge taking about nine hours. When plugged into a DC fast charger capable of matching the car’s max input of 270 kW, a 5-80% state of charge (SoC) takes just 22.5 minutes.

Standard equipment that is included with this variant include 20-inch black five-spoke aerodynamic module style alloy wheels, controlled dampers (not air suspension), the e-tron sport sound system, Audi drive select, LED headlamps and taillights with dynamic turn signals, the Black appearance package plus, a panoramic glass sunroof, leatherette interior elements, a three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, perforated leather upholstery, powered front sports seats with driver-side memory function and three-zone climate control.

2023 Audi e-tron GT launched in Malaysia – up to 458 km EV range, 646 PS; 0-100 in 3.1s; from RM589k

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

Infotainment needs are met by the MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch system, which features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display as well as support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay through the Audi smartphone interface. Another display present in the interior is the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit (digital instrument cluster).

As for safety and driver assistance systems, the e-tron GT quattro comes standard with eight airbags, Audi pre sense front and rear (includes AEB), adaptive cruise control (with speed limiter, efficiency assist swerve assist and turn assist), lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring as well as front and rear cross traffic assist.

Should you wish to upgrade the kit list, the e-tron GT quattro can also be ordered with the Dynamic Package that brings the asking price up to RM667,790. For the added premium, you get matrix LED headlamps with laser light technology, a head-up display, a carbon-fibre roof as well as steel brakes with a hardy tungsten carbide coating (similar to the Porsche Surface Coated Brake system) and red brake calipers.

2023 Audi e-tron GT quattro with Dynamic Package

Other upgrades include interior elements in fine Nappa leather or Dinamica microfibre as well as a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. The onboard AC charger also sees an increase in charging capacity to 22 kW, bringing down the time it takes to reach a full charge down to about 4 hours.

If the e-tron GT quattro is not impressive enough for you, consider the RS e-tron GT instead. The range-topper is priced at RM793,790 and can accelerate from a dead stop to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

This is made possible by the higher outputs from its pair of electric motors, which provide 598 PS (590 hp or 440 kW) and 830 Nm. As with the “base” option, there’s a boost mode that increases peak power briefly to 646 PS (637 hp or 475 kW) so you can get from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Range is sacrificed for the added grunt, with 447 km offered by the battery with same energy capacity as the e-tron GT quattro.

2023 Audi e-tron GT quattro spec sheet (top), with Dynamic Package (bottom); click to enlarge

In terms of equipment, the RS e-tron GT closely matches the e-tron GT quattro with the Dynamic Package, but it gets some variant-specific items like 21-inch black five-twin-spoke concave module alloys, fine Nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre upholstery, the Glossy carbon styling package, carbon exterior mirror housings, stainless steel pedals, matte Carbon Twill decorative inserts, illuminated glossy carbon scuff plates and a black Dinamica microfibre headliner.

Of more significance are the driving-related features specific to the RS e-tron GT, which include a controlled rear differential lock for the quattro all-wheel drive system, rear-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension system.

Each e-tron GT purchased comes with a standard two-year warranty and five-year roadside assistance. Customers can opt to add on the Audi Assurance Package (AAP) that adds another three years to the vehicle warranty for a total of five years. The AAP costs RM12,000 for the e-tron GT quattro variants, while it is RM15,000 for the RS e-tron GT.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT spec sheet; click to enlarge

The EV battery is covered by an eight-year, 160,000-km warranty, and customers will receive an e-tron Charging System Compact that consists of an intelligent compact charger and power cables. This can be used with a standard household power socket with an output of 1.8 to 2.3 kW, or via a three-phase power supply with an output of 11 kW.

Charging can be set to 100% and 50% percent charging power on the charging unit to avoid potentially overloading the home’s electrical system. As an additional benefit, owners will also receive complimentary RM1,000 JomCharge credits with a validity period of one year.

Here’s a breakdown of the Audi e-tron GT range:

  • Audi e-tron GT quattro – RM588,790; RM600,790 with AAP
  • Audi e-tron GT quattro with Dynamic Package – RM667,790; RM679,790 with AAP
  • Audi RS e-tron GT – RM793,790; RM808,790 with AAP

GALLERY: Audi RS e-tron GT

GALLERY: Audi e-tron GT quattro with Dynamic Package

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Mango on Jun 16, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Faster, comfortable and last longer term run than Mercedes EQS

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    • https://paultan.org/2022/05/27/2022-porsche-taycan-4-cross-turismo-in-malaysia-gallery/

      Porsche Taycan RM555k saja

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      • SL Vin on Jun 16, 2023 at 5:11 pm

        But Taycan is boring and can’t beat Audi durability

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 3
        • Matti on Jun 19, 2023 at 4:37 pm

          Lol, what durability? Audis are just as flaky as all the other German makes, just with nicer interior

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  • Porrcherr on Jun 16, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Taycan with Audi logo

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 2
  • Look at the design n performance, worth the price.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 24 Thumb down 3
  • Ben Yap on Jun 16, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    the range is not impressive

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 24
  • For half a mill car it should have at least 700KM range.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 11
    • SL Vin on Jun 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      This car distance range is acceptable but as long as more than 400km

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0
    • stasta on Jun 21, 2023 at 12:08 am

      it has 21 inch wheels and 600bhp. not reasonably to expect long range, as these are contradictory requirements

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  • Peppa on Jun 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    YES. An EV with a proper physical climate controls buttons!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 1
  • Nice

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 1
  • Mr Red on Jun 16, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    I like this color worth it

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
  • Isaac on Jun 16, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Later, mercedes fanboys will come here to say bad things about this car but didn’t bother to check out more on why mercedes have so many missing things and also have poor quality compare to this brand as audi. Mercedes fanboys are very good annoying by disturbing peace to everyone nowadays and have been doing to so many brands. So I hope no more mercedes fanboys will come here to talk bad about this brand.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 4
    • Rotiplanta on Jun 17, 2023 at 7:34 am

      Mercedes fanboy did nothing and here you are crafting an essay. Who butthurt

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      • Isaac on Jun 17, 2023 at 4:46 pm

        Ok since you said that mercedes fanbois have done nothing wrong, look at what mercedes fanbois have done by making trying twisting story for hiding for mercedes problems and making too many dislikes on people’s opinion on why mercedes is really bad while doing many likes for defending mercedes, same goes to what mercedes fanboys have do. Bro, please. You should know on why mercedes fanboys have been talking bad on other brands including Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo and Porsche without any proof since you don’t know really much or either that you are really new to this. There is no point to be angry with me and others. Mercedes fanbois are the one who have causes us big problems since beginning of this year. If mercedes fanbois didn’t do this, then we won’t able to do that back on what mercedes fanbois have done wrong and will have better peace but now….nothing to say.

        Just look on why mercedes have becoming failure by not improving on something including quality already missed out, rather than bashing other brands without any proof. If you don’t believe me on why mercedes quality is really bad, you can go google search about reliability position on why mercedes in other countries proven to be poor, not only just malaysia. You can cry whatever you want but customer experience tells the truth. Even Mercedes looks too ugly and already lose to other brands. Btw, if you stop trolling on other brands and also without any proven, then mercedes will improve better rather than trolling on other brands by protecting mercedes sales and afraid that mercedes sales will lose to other brands

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        • rotiplanta adik on Jun 18, 2023 at 9:44 am

          yet another essay, get a life bro

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          • Gen H on Jun 18, 2023 at 11:56 am

            I agree with Isaac, he was telling the truth and have better facts. Mercedes fanboys should get a proper life for telling essay but no contents

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 1
      • Car Teacher on Jun 17, 2023 at 5:35 pm

        No one else are butthurt. Mercedes salesmen are butthurt when seeing brands are better and also talking rubbish on other brands

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  • 4GR-FSE on Jun 17, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Best HorsePower per-Ringgit you can buy..

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  • biriburu on Jun 18, 2023 at 9:54 am

    That is actually a very competitive pricing.

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