What’s the interior and connectivity like of the 2023 Audi RS e-Tron GT?
The interior of the 2023 Audi RS e-Tron GT is the German Rainbow - a sea of black and grey - though the materials used are a high-quality blend of real carbon fibre, Alcantara, and leather. This extends to the doors, which are soft-touch Alcantara and feel incredibly premium. The steering wheel is a beautiful leather unit and provides good grip while remaining comfortable. All the media and instrument cluster controls are also very well laid out and the instrument cluster itself is high resolution, responsive, and exactly what you would expect from a car at this price point.
Moving over to the infotainment system, it is impressively responsive and runs what Audi calls “MMI” multimedia interface, which is a minimalist, refined interface with satisfyingly tactile feedback with every touch. It makes use a pleasure, by making the screen feeling like a big button that vibrates happily when used. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are both wireless, and climate controls are physical buttons, which has our tick of approval. Interestingly the climate control system seems like an older version that what is found in something like an Audi e-Tron S SUV, which has an entire second display used for climate and other convenient functions.
We also have our seat heating and cooling controls laid out, funny enough you can have both activated simultaneously… so I would assume they cancel each other out and you get a lukewarm lounge experience, either that or Newton was wrong about the laws of Thermodynamics. Additionally, you get a heated steering wheel, and even a massage function for the seats.
Coming to the seats, these are genuinely some of the most comfortable and supportive seats we have experienced, they can be adjusted in every direction through power controls, with additional bolstering adjustments available in the infotainment.
In the centre console there are a couple of cupholders, a small centre armrest that contains a wireless charger and USB-C ports, and a 12V socket. Storage is something that Audi has put thought into, you get a dedicated area near the shift knob as well as an ample glovebox that is felt-lined, to stop your expensive items from rattling around as you rapidly approach the speed of sound.
Finally, if you don’t opt for the Carbon package, you will have a massive glass roof that stretches the length of your Audi RS e-Tron GT, it is a quality piece of glass, not letting in any sound, and really helps to bring some light to the otherwise black interior of your four door super-EV.