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Audi RS e-tron GT

(2021 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

54
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

54
%
E

Summary


The Audi RS e-tron GT is a high-performance version of the regular Audi e-tron GT sports saloon, which has been on sale since early 2021.

As the What Car? team explains, the standard e-tron GT is “extremely fast”, but the RS e-tron GT is “the warp-speed version” which is able to complete a 0-62mph sprint in 3.3 seconds. Beyond the added power, the RS also comes with some extra features, including more agile four-wheel steering, a suspension upgrade, a sound generator that mimics a petrol engine and larger alloy wheels.

Top Gear concludes that this sports saloon offers “a belting turn of pace that’s more than worthy of the RS badge”, but most reviewers struggle to recommend this RS model over the regular e-tron GT, which already comes with a long list of standard equipment, and still offers thrilling acceleration and pace.

When compared to other high-performance electric saloon rivals like the Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Carwow points out that the Tesla offers a longer battery range, while What Car? reviewers prefer the Porsche’s more agile steering.

As of March 2024, the Audi RS e-tron GT holds a New Car Expert Rating of B with a score of 68%.

RS e-tron GT highlights

  • Handsome exterior design
  • Even faster than the blisteringly quick e-tron GT
  • Very comfortable ride quality
  • Fast charging ability

RS e-tron GT lowlights

  • Tesla Model S Plaid is faster
  • Not the most spacious
  • Very expensive, entry-level and up
  • Shorter battery range than e-tron GT

Key specifications


Body style: Large saloon
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £119,950 on-road

Launched: Spring 2021
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Carwow

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Daily Mail

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Motoring Research

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of March 2024, the Audi RS e-tron GT has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of March 2024, the Audi RS e-tron GT has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

The Green NCAP programme measures exhaust pollution (which is zero for an electric car) and energy efficiency. Electric cars are much more energy-efficient than combustion cars, so the RS e-tron GT is likely to score very highly in Green NCAP testing whenever it ever takes place.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of March 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Audi RS e-tron GT to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the RS e-tron GT, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models283 milesB283 – 283 milesB – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

As the Audi RS e-tron GT is a pretty uncommon sight on UK roads, we have little running cost data to display at the moment. However, we do know that its official battery range of 283 miles is quite competitive, and its insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket.

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If you’re looking at the Audi RS e-tron GT, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

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