As part of its aggressive plan to make more electrified cars, will launch a four-door E-Tron Gran Turismo in the next few years. The automaker announced the new model at its annual press conference this week and released a sketch of a prototype version.
"We interpret sportiness very progressively with our fully electric e-tron GT, and this is how we will take our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the future," Audi AG Chairman Rupert Stadler said in a statement. The E-Tron GT will make an interesting rival to the .
Production on the E-Tron GT will begin early next decade at Audi's B llinger H fe facility near Neckarsulm, Germany. This is where Audi currently produces the R8, although the future of the supercar remains unclear. As our colleagues at , there's no replacement planned for the R8 right now and it's expected to be phased out in 2020.
Audi will bring out its first fully electric series-produced vehicle later this year. The will enter production in Brussels, Belgium. It's expected to have three electric motors that produce a combined total of 429-496 hp depending on whether or not a boost function is activated. An is and will also make Brussels its home for production.
By 2025, Audi plans to have more than 20 electrified models that will make up a third of its unit sales. Audi is on new vehicle architectures to accommodate new electric vehicles.
Pictured below are the E-Tron Quattro and E-Tron Sportback