Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Audi Plans $49 Billion Push in Challenge to Luxury Rivals

Audi e-tron Gran Turismo- teaser Meet the new Audi Prototype e-tron GT electric limo: Audi's going Tesla chasing again
Doris Mccormick | 16 March, 2018, 10:12

The Audi Sport division is set to launch an electric super sedan called the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short.

INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 15 (Reuters) - Audi said it is bracing for a hard year on Thursday as the effects of its biggest-ever model overhaul and the emissions scandal keep Volkswagen's main earner from catching up with German rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW. As Audi outlined its electrified future in a press conference, the German manufacturer mentioned its electric lineup will include special "Audi Sport" performance models. The e-tron GT is slated to be built at the Neckarsulm plant (below) where the R8 is now assembled.

The Böllinger Höfe site, which went into commission in 2014, now produces the R8 in both coupe and roadster bodystyles. "It proves that electric drive can also deliver high performance", he added.

Stadler also revealed today that the automaker's first full-electric model, the e-tron SUV, will cost about 80,000 euros ($100,000) in Germany.

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"By 2019, we will probably have the youngest model portfolio in the premium segment", Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said. Already in 2025, Audi will offer more than 20 electrified models that will account for one third of unit sales.

Audi has picked the small plant, with a staff of 2,700 people, as a lead factory for electric mobility within the parent Volkswagen group.

He also confirmed Audi is looking to build on its initial three dedicated electric models with a fourth battery propelled offering in the form of a compact SUV. More than half of them will be fully electric; the others will be plug-in hybrids.

Audi will also present new products in six of its core model series and successively start their production. The first example of this is Audi's new A6 large sedan, which debuted at last week's Geneva auto show.

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