Audi is issuing major recalls for the e-Tron GT and RS e-Tron GT models. The phone is valid for models manufactured between September 29, 2022 and June 16, 2023, all from the 2023 model year.
The problem affects high-voltage batteries in electric models. According to the information provided by Audi, there is a risk of liquid accumulating in the cell, which can cause a short circuit and even fire in the car.
Appointments can be made at any online store and the estimated service time is approximately four hours for an inspection and up to six hours for a full battery replacement. The entire service is free.
This is the first time the e-tron GT has been recalled in Brazil. The model has been sold here for almost two years and it debuted with the RS version, which has three engines with a peak power of 646 hp and 86.6 kgfm of torque. Its price is R$1,104,990.
Not so cheap, but a little cheaper is the basic version that arrived in Brazil this year at R$699,990 for pre-sale, but which has already gone up and costs R$769,990. More simply, the e-Tron GT has “only” two engines that add up to 65.3 kgfm and can reach 530 hp with Active Power Mode. As a result, its time from 0 to 100 km / h is 4.1 s, compared to 3.3 for the RS with its three engines.
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The batteries of these two are also different. The base E-tron has an 83.7 kWh battery with a range of up to 501 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. The GT has a large battery, 93.4 kWh, but its maximum capacity is used to power the additional engine, as its range is low, declared 473 km.