Audi Q8 e-tron, Q8 e-tron Sportback debut in India

    The new Q8 e-tron gets up to 600km of range (WLTP cycle) and will launch in August.

    Published On Jul 15, 2023 12:56:00 PM

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    The Audi Q8 e-tron has made its debut in India. The Q8 e-tron is essentially a facelift of the e-tronAudi’s first electric SUV – and comes in both standard SUV and Sportback coupe SUV body styles.

    1. Audi Q8 e-tron is facelift of the e-tron SUV
    2. It gets a dual-motor set-up producing 408hp
    3. Its only rival is the Jaguar I-Pace

    Audi Q8 e-tron design

    As a part of the facelift, the Q8 e-tron gets blacked-out grille surrounds that extend beneath the headlights. The top part of the redesigned grille, which features a new mesh design and Audi’s new monochrome logo, gets a light bar that is designed to project light downwards. The Q8 e-tron also gets a reprofiled front bumper with larger air intakes on either side. 

    While not much has changed in profile, the Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback get 20-inch alloy wheels. Both also get ‘Audi’ and ‘Q8 e-tron quattro’ lettering on the blacked-out B-pillar, and the only changes at the rear are the redesigned bumper and new Q8 badges on the tail-gate. 

    Audi Q8 e-tron interior and features

    The Q8 e-tron carries over a similar interior layout as the outgoing e-tron. The powered front seats with memory function get heating, ventilation and massage features. The interior continues with two touchscreens in the centre console – a 10.1-inch for the infotainment system and an 8.6-inch for controlling the majority of the car's functions such as HVAC. Like the outgoing model, the Q8 e-tron also gets a digital instruments cluster that Audi calls Virtual Cockpit Plus. 

    Other features include a 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen speaker system, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, four-zone climate control and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

    Audi Q8 e-tron powertrain, battery

    The Q8 e-tron gets a 114kWh battery pack that has a range of up to 600km (WLTP cycle). It powers the two electric motors that produce 408hp and 664Nm of torque (combined) and can accelerate from 0-100kph in 5.6 seconds (claimed). Audi is providing a 22kW AC charger with the Q8 e-tron and it can support up to 170kW DC fast charging. With the former, Audi claims the Q8 e-tron can charge from 0-100 percent in six hours. With the DC fast charger, the Q8 e-tron can be charged from 10-80 percent in a claimed 31 minutes. Just like the outgoing model, the Q8 e-tron continues with a charging port on either side of the car.

    Audi Q8 e-tron rivals, launch timeline

    With the Mercedes-Benz EQC discontinued, the Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback’s sole rival remains the Jaguar I-Pace (Rs 1.19 crore-1.24 crore). Expect Audi to launch the Q8 e-tron in the coming weeks. 

    Also see:

    Audi Q3, Q3 Sportback India production begins

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