The Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback 55 quattro will help in a peaceful transition. The only aspect that needs adaptation is the powertrain because its appearance and general atmosphere are comparable to the rest of the premium automaker’s portfolio. Up to 402 hp and all-wheel drive are provided by two electric motors. Strong but not hurried acceleration sets the BMW ix and Tesla Model X apart from its competition. A faster variant of the Q8 e-tron, the SQ8 e-tron, with 496 horsepower, is available and has been evaluated separately.
Audi’s devotees have learned to anticipate high-tech goodies, which are plenty inside the quiet Q8 e-tron. Audi’s devotees have learned to anticipate high-tech goodies, which are plenty inside the quiet Q8 e-tron. The basic Q8 e-tron and the faster, fastback Q8 e-tron Sportback are the two available body types, but neither one makes a big deal about being environmentally friendly.
The Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback were renamed for 2024 in place of the e-tron and e-tron Sportback models, apparently to minimize confusion with other EVs in Audi’s expanding portfolio that all share the e-tron moniker. To commemorate the event, Audi upgraded the SUVs‘ look with new wheel designs, a reworked grille, and new lighting fixtures. The Q8 e-tron variants now come with a bigger, 106.0-kWh rechargeable battery, which should increase their range and let them to compete more effectively with rivals.
Prices in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom of the Audi Q8 e-Tron Sportback 55 Quattro effective price is £81,095.
Although the electric systems in the five-seat crossover’s Q8 e-tron are its most stunning technological feature, the vehicle still features a modern and useful interior. The Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster from Audi and two rinse touchscreens in the middle are among the many increased panels that make up its dashboard.
Naturally, the Q8 e-luxury tron’s interior is further rounded out by a number of expensive extras like a frontal monitor and massaging front seats. This interior also benefits from a level floor because of the battery pack cleverly designed under floor storage.
This contributes to the normal Q8 e-spacious tron’s cargo capacity, which measures 57 cubic feet (1.61 cubic meters) with the back of the seat folded flat and 29 cubic feet (0.82 cubic meters) while behind rear row. Despite both measurements being 2 cubes less due to the sport back’s sloping roofline, we were still able to accommodate seven carry-on luggage behind its rear seats just one fewer than the ordinary e-tron.
The Q8 e-tron impressed us when we were driving since it was quick and controlled. Its quick propulsion is characteristic of electric cars, and the quiet, comfortable ride quality supported its claim to be a premium car. Its braking system skillfully combined the necessary regenerative braking system with its conventional friction brakes. Even yet, the Q8 e-Tron has conventional SUV traits thanks to its towing capacity of up to 4000 pounds (ca. 1,814 kilogram).
The 2024 Q8 e-tron SUV’s battery economy estimations haven’t yet been announced by the EPA, but we anticipate they will be comparable to those for the 2023 version, which would have been capable of up to 78 MPGe in the city and 79 MPGe on the highway. We’ll examine the Q8 e-Tron when we have a chance as part of our rigorous testing program on our 75 mph (ca. 121 kilometers per hour) highway fuel efficiency route, and we’ll update this post with test findings.
Two induction motor, one at the rear wheel and the other at the back are concealed behind the deeply creased bodywork of the Q8 e-Tron. Although they operate together to give electrical all-wheel drive, the rear motor is primarily responsible. They produce a combined 355 HP and 414 quid of torque in typical driving conditions. But switching the gearshift to Sport mode temporarily releases 402 horsepower and 490 lbs of torque.
According to Audi, the 106.0 kWh battery pack in the Q8 e-tron should enable up to 300 miles (ca. 483 kilometers) of driving range per charge.
If that estimate is accurate, it would offer the Q8 e-tron a competitive price range when compared to competitors like the I-Pace and the Model X. Every e-tron has a 170-kW car charger that enables it to recharge 80% of its capacity in around 30 minutes.
The infotainment system of each Q8 e-tron is controlled by two touchscreens, one measuring 10.1 inches (ca. 26 centimeters) and the other 8.6 inches (ca. 22 centimeters). While the optional Bang & Olufsen music system and the basic Apple Siri and Cruise Control applications are accessible on the upper screen, the bottom display is mostly utilized for climate management. The system includes several power outlets, a Wi-Fi hotspot that requires a subscription, and a cordless smartphone charger that is optional.
Important safety attributes include Automatic emergency stopping and standard forward collision warning. Regular carriageway warning and front cross-traffic alerts regular visually impaired surveillance.
Both Q8 e-tron body types come equipped with a variety of driver assistance features as standard, including self-parking and adaptive cruise control. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for additional details regarding the Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron sport back’s crash test results.
Audi offers a limited and permanent warranty that is competitive yet average. Competing EV SUVs like the Jaguar I-Pace and BMW ix provide extensive free regular maintenance plans in addition to their basic warranty packages. Four years as well as 50,000 miles (ca. 80,467 kilometers) are covered under the limited warranty. Four years and otherwise 50,000 miles (ca. 80,467 kilometers) are covered by the powertrain warranty. Eight years and often 100,000 miles (160,934.4 kilometers) of coverage are provided for electrical components. There is no free-scheduled maintenance.