Auto review: Audi RS is back, e-tron GT style
Published in Automotive News
In Grasso’s Garage, it’s all about comfort, style and power. As you know, my avid readers also enjoy knowing about the most popular, most attractive and newest to the market vehicles that fit their needs and price category. But when it comes to EVs, readers enjoy what it’s all about to make their own decision on the future of automobiles.
This week we tested the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT, Audi’s take-off of the Porsche Taycan. Wrapped in familiar Kemora Gray Metallic this 100% EV is a beautiful car. Similar in aesthetics to the Taycan and Porsche Panamera, the RS e-tron GT has the appearance that makes consumers do a double-take.
With over 275 miles of charge life, a sporty appearance both inside and out makes the RS e-tron GT really attractive to consumers. Pricing might easily get in the way of your decision to buy this car. Our tester had a $139,000 base price tag that optioned up to more than $161,000. Yikes!
Granted, that included the best of the best, such as 21-inch wheels, ceramic brakes, red calipers, honeycomb leather stitched seats, carbon fiber accents and more. Included in the price were technology features such as Audi Connect, remote park assist and wireless connectivity to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A four-year/50,000-mile new vehicle warrant as well as an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty are included. As safety and technology features are clearly atop manufacturers’ minds, Audi really delivers with this one in those categories nicely.
Overall, we love the Audi RS. With its similarities to its upscale sibling brands, the RS e-tron GT is a really nice vehicle. The only flaw I see with the RS models is the price point. Then again, it's very upscale for the price, and you won't be seeing them everywhere on the road.
2022 Audi RS e-tron GT
MPGe: 79 city / 82 highway / 84.2 as tested
As Tested: $161,890
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