Audi has taken the wraps off its first all-electric four-door coupe, the e-tron GT concept, Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, ahead of a targeted late 2020 launch.
It is the third EV in the German manufacturer’s lineup, following the launch of the Audi e-tron SUV and Sportsback models, which are both slated to go on sale next year.
Based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT is set to produce 434 kW (590 horsepower) in a dual electric motor design that will take the car from 0 to 62 mph in around 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.
In addition to its signature quattro all-wheel drive, the car also features four-wheel steering to enable tighter cornering.
The 90 kWh battery, located on the underfoor between the axles, will deliver approximately 250 miles of range, with an optional 800-volt charging system able to charge up to 80 percent of the range in 20 minutes.
Wireless charging will also be available on the production car, according to Audi.
Pricing for the car, which is slated to go into “volume production” in “approximately two yers”, has not yet been disclosed but is likely to compete with Tesla’s Model S.
Audi has pledged to introduce 12 all-electric cars by 2025, which would make up roughly one-third of its entire lineup of vehicles.