The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is offered in two mechanically identical trims, the Premium Plus and Prestige. Dual electric motors provide up to 522 horsepower, allowing the all-wheel-drive GT to reach 60 mph in under four seconds. Rear-wheel steering and e-torque vectoring plus are optional and can be added via the Performance Package.
The Premium Plus is already equipped to a high standard. It comes with three-zone climate control, 14-way power front seats, 20-inch wheels, and Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assist. One step up is the Prestige. It adds heated rear seats, a 16-speaker B&O sound system, and a head-up display. A full leather interior with massaging and ventilated front seats is optionally available.
The price of the 2022 Audi e-tron GT starts at $102,400 for the Premium Plus, rising to a $109,600 MSRP for the Prestige. These prices include tax, licensing, and a destination charge of $1,045. By comparison, the Tesla Model S starts at $94,990 but it doesn't qualify for a federal tax credit, whereas the GT may qualify for a tax incentive of up to $7,500. The base Porsche Taycan starts at $82,700 and goes up to $103,800 for the Taycan 4S.
The Premium Plus comes with several packages. The most expensive of these is the $6,000 Performance Package that adds Black Optic mirror housings, 20-inch black wheels, Matte Carbon Atlas inlays, HD Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light, power steering plus, rear-wheel steering, and more. The Full Leather Interior Package goes for $4,000 and adds a full leather interior, 18-way power front seats with massaging and ventilation, and a perforated leather steering wheel. The Driver Assistance Package is $2,250 and includes adaptive cruise assist, active lane assist, emergency assist, and traffic jam assist.
The Prestige offers all the same upgrades besides the Driver Assistance Package, which it already gets by default. Our only criticism here is that it would have been preferable for Audi to offer some of these features as standalone items instead of bundling them within expensive packages exclusively.
We'll start by saying that the base e-tron GT should be fast enough for 90% of drivers, which is why we wouldn't spring for the RS model. We do like the adaptive cruise, lane assist, head-up display and top-view camera standard on the Prestige trim, and at only $7,200 more, that's the trim we'd take. The only color that's free is Ibis White, but there are a few better ones in the various blues, reds, and Tactical Green, which looks more like a gold hue. Any of those for $595 would be better.
As usual, we'll keep the smaller, 20-inch wheels to help out the ride. We'll also keep the stock interior, even though it's boring, so we can add the $6,000 Performance Package. That comes with summer tires, Audi laser light headlights, rear-wheel steering, and e-torque vectoring.
All of that leads us to a price of about $117K, which isn't cheap, but is par for the course for large-ish EV sedans with this kind of range. And if you have a fast charger near your house or have a level 2 charger in your garage, you'll be good to go on anything but the longest road trips.