Fact: Audi did not surprise anyone with the announcement of its e-Tron GT, then its recent commercialization in the country. Indeed, with its historic motto "Vorsprung durch Technik" ("Technical Advancement" in French), it was only a matter of time before the Manufacturer of the Rings set about designing a premium sedan with a tendency to sporty, which works only thanks to the Fairy Electricity. It is also clear that the Ingolstadt Manufacturer has designed a vehicle that is as beautiful in its exterior lines as it is technically efficient, and which offers the very latest innovations on board. Maybe you even consider the Audi electric sedan as your next premium vehicle.
However, that would be to quickly forget the Porsche model that paved the way in terms of EVs for this type of bodywork: the Porsche Taycan. With its 100% Porsche features, its availability in multiple variants and its avant-garde technologies, this Porsche vehicle has, since its debut in Canada, shown that performance, eco-responsibility and everyday versatility are entirely reconcilable. Therefore, the question arises: which vehicle to choose between the two? Porsche Quebec, your reference Porsche dealer in the Capitale-Nationale region, compares the two in this 2022 Audi e-tron GT vs 2022 Porsche Taycan face-to-face and tells you why the Porsche is a more informed choice.
An angular design for the Ingolstadt vehicle versus sporty, more fluid features for the Taycan 2022.
First, for this 2022 Porsche Taycan vs 2022 Audi e-tron GT duel, let's compare their body styles, since this will be the first element you'll see of every car in the Quebec City area, not far from Ste. -Foy. It is also clear that, on this first point, our two 100% electric vehicles of the day have a certain number of points in common.
Long front hood, low headroom and very short rear: both the e-tron GT and the Taycan have sporty lines that almost pass them off as coupes! However, the similarities end there. Indeed, the 2022 e-tron GT sports sharp headlights with sharp edges, while the Taycan sports rectangular lights with rounded edges recessed into the tips of the front fenders. Similarly, the Audi electric sedan proudly displays the iconic Monoframe grille dear to the Ingolstadt manufacturer, when the Taycan has no front grille but displays a very ventilated bumper. Also, if the two vehicles have a strip of lights as rear optics, the Taycan has a continuous and very refined optical strip, while the e-tron offers two blocks of lights cut again with a billhook and connected by a luminous border.
The Audi emanates a very charismatic but much more angular design, while the Porsche displays extremely pure lines that represent the very essence of aerodynamics. Thus, the e-tron GT, if it displays a very aggressive silhouette, will surely age less well against the Taycan, whose profile will certainly stand the test of time. Moreover, unlike the vehicle with the Rings which is only available as a sedan, the Porsche vehicle is also available in two family versions: one with accents and adventurer capabilities (all Cross Turismo versions), as well as a second more road-going in spirit and style (the Taycan Sport Turismo). So, in addition to offering a sleeker exterior look, the Taycan gives you a choice of bodywork.
Exterior styling verdict: 2022 Porsche Taycan advantage.
However, a premium vehicle is judged above all on its technical specifications, and the e-tron GT 2022 and Taycan 2022, although electric, are no exception to this rule. However, no need to worry: the Audi like the Porsche do more than honor to the brands from which they come.
This is how on the side of the Audi e-tron GT 2022, you will be able to choose between two powertrain versions. The first, the quattro version, has two electric motors (one located in the front/centre position, and one in the rear/centre position) attached to a 93.4 kWh Li-ion battery. The whole thing produces a combined horsepower and torque of 469 hp and 465 lb-ft respectively. This gives the Audi e-tron GT quattro 2022 very high performance, with a 0-100 km/h shot in just 4.1 seconds, all for a maximum speed of 245 km/h, after Audi Canada. The second version, the Audi e-tron GT 2022 quattro RS, offers even more performance with its 590 hp combined for a maximum total torque of 612 lb-ft (0-100: 3.3 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h according to the manufacturer). The battery again offers 93.4 kWh for this model as well.
In terms of range, the quattro version can cover up to 383 km on a single charge, while the quattro RS variant offers a maximum electric range of 373 km. Both rely on a 2-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive to put all the cavalry to the ground. Also for both versions, you will only need 10.0 h on a 240V socket and 0.4 h on a 400V terminal to fill the battery to 100%.
As for the 2022 Taycan, you will have the choice between a lot of versions: Taycan 4 (up to 469 hp and 369 lb-ft in Launch Control mode), Taycan 4S (Launch Control mode: 562 hp/479 lb-ft), Taycan GTS (up to 590 hp and 627 lb-ft in supercharged mode), Taycan Turbo (670 hp/627 lb-ft in supercharged mode for cannon start), or even Taycan Turbo S (750 hp/774 lb-ft with Launch Control function). Depending on the model, you can rely either on a 79.2 kWh battery or on a second unit of 93.4 kWh and which can be recharged in a time that varies from 9.5 to 10.5 hours on a socket. of 240V. On the other hand, on a 400V terminal, the time required for this same task is only 0.4 h. Finally, in terms of autonomy, the Taycan also offers more choices, since (again depending on the version) you can travel between 320 and 365 km on a full charge, according to the data available in the Car Guide.
So even if the 2022 Porsche Taycan sacrifices a few miles in terms of the maximum distance it can travel, it makes up for it by offering a wide range of power and torque, and battery choices, while claiming class-leading performance. another level. As an indication, the Turbo S sedan version of the Taycan is able to cross 100 km / h from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, while being able to hang a top speed of 260 km / h, according to Porsche Canada. In addition, just like the e-tron GT, all Taycans have all-wheel drive and a very fast 2-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
So, if you are looking between these two premium electric vehicles for the one that offers the most choice in terms of features, while offering the highest level of performance and a long range, only the Porsche premium electric sports sedan will satisfy you, from Quebec and Ste-Foy in Trois-Rivières!
Technical sheets verdict: 2022 Porsche Taycan advantage.
Interiors: identical quality of finish for both, but more space depending on the Taycan chosen.
Here is finally the best for the end of this Taycan 2022 vs e-tron GT 2022 confrontation: the interiors! First observation: the Audi e-tron GT 2022 like the Porsche Taycan 2022 display an equal level of finish, and of a very high level, as usual for the two manufacturers. Only the highest quality materials have been selected, and the assemblies are adjusted to the millimeter and designed to last. On the other hand, depending on the Taycan model chosen, you will have more cargo space compared to the Audi. Indeed, for example, the Porsche Taycan 2022 Turbo S Cross Turismo has 405 liters for its trunk, when the Audi e-tron GT 2022 quattro only offers 261 liters for its own.
However, where the Taycan impresses the most is in terms of the equipment it can carry: electrically adjustable seats in 18 positions with memory assembly, panoramic roof, multimedia system in the rear seats, or even Premium sound system signed Burmester. Depending on the variant of Taycan considered, you will benefit from an unparalleled level of luxury and technology, from Ste-Foy to Trois-Rivières!
You will therefore have understood: if you are looking for maximum versatility on a daily basis, it is to the Taycan 2022 range, some versions of which offer greater loading space, that you will have to turn, and not to the e- tron GT 2022! Interior verdict: 2022 Porsche Taycan advantage. So, if the 2022 e-tron GT is a solid alternative, the more timeless, versatile and powerful Taycan wins! This is how we would sum up our opinion at the end of this comparison between the Taycan 2022 and the e-tron GT 2022.
With its wide choice of powertrains and body variants, an overall sleeker exterior design that won't take a wrinkle and superior performance, the 2022 Taycan lineup logically stands out against the 2022 Audi e-tron lineup. , the Audi electric premium sports sedan remains a very solid choice!
Still hesitant? Contact one of our specialists at Porsche Quebec, your Porsche dealership of choice in the Capitale-Nationale region! We will make you discover all the advantages of the different versions of the Taycan 2022. You will see: you will quickly forget the e-tron GT 2022. We will also take the opportunity to make you aware of the Porsche offers and the Porsche leasing / financing programs that will allow you to get behind the wheel of YOUR Taycan.
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