Audi Q8 e-tron turns into model’s flagship electrical SUV


Audi has facelifted its e-tron SUV and given the flagship electrical mannequin a brand new identify.

The Q8 e-tron is accessible to order now, priced from £67,800. It’ll compete with the new Mercedes EQE that goes on sale next year.

As earlier than, patrons can specify the sleeker Sportback bodystyle, for an additional £2,500.

The entry-level Q8 50 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron generate 340PS and provide a WLTP vary of as much as 281 miles (SUV) and as much as 290 miles (Sportback) from their 95kWh battery.

The Q8 55 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron are fitted with a brand new, bigger 114kWh battery. These fashions generate 408PS and might cowl as much as 330 miles for the SUV and as much as 343 miles for the Sportback. Costs begin at £77,800.

Modifications to the automobile’s rear motor have enabled it to eat much less power to generate the required quantity of torque, whereas aerodynamic enhancements have additionally been utilized, enhancing effectivity.

The range-topping SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron are pushed by three motors. They supply peak energy of 503PS and 973Nm of torque.  The vary of the S fashions is as much as 284 miles for the SUV and as much as 295 miles for the Sportback. The SQ8 e-tron is priced from £97,500.

The Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron lineups comprise 4 trim ranges: Sport, S Line, Black Version and Vorsprung. The high-performance SQ8 e-tron vary is made up of a Black Version and Vorsprung trims.

Base fashions embrace adaptive air suspension, progressive steering, heated and electrically adjustable entrance seats, acoustic glazing, Audi Digital cockpit, keyless entry and two-zone computerized air-con with distant preconditioning. 

A raft of security gear additionally options as customary together with Matrix LED headlamps, a rearview digicam, lane departure warning, Audi pre-sense entrance and primary, parking system with 360 sensors and digicam visitors signal recognition.

The S-Line options sport air suspension, privateness glass and S-line bumpers and sport seats. Black Version provides gloss black trim items.

Vary topping Vorsprung provides Digital Matrix lights, digital door mirrors, energy closing doorways, a heated steering wheel and a Bang&Olufsen sound system.

At a high-powered charging station, the Audi Q8 50 e-tron achieves a most charging efficiency of 150kW. With the Q8 55 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron, the utmost charging efficiency will increase to as much as 170kW. The bigger battery might be charged from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes.

At an AC charging station or wallbox, the Audi Q8 e-tron costs at as much as 11kW. Audi additionally presents an elective AC charging improve of as much as 22kW.

Audi has stated that all new car launches will be electric vehicles from 2026, with its last inner combustion engine (ICE) set to enter manufacturing in three years’ time.

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