Audi Q8 e-tron, Q8 e-tron Sportback launch on August 18

    The Q8 e-tron models are a facelift of Audi’s first EV – the e-tron.

    Published On Jul 26, 2023 06:48:00 PM

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    Audi India is all set to launch the Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback electric SUVs on August 18. Essentially a facelift of the e-tron, Audi’s first electric SUV, the Q8 e-tron models continue to be available in ‘50’ and ‘55’ trims, but the claimed range has now gone up to 600km. 

    1. Q8 e-tron models come in two trims – 50 and 55 
    2. Claimed range of up to 600km

    Audi Q8 e-tron powertrain and range

    Both trims of the Q8 e-tron SUVs get a dual-motor set-up. The 50 trim produces 340hp and 664Nm of torque (combined), and gets a 95kWh battery. In this trim, the SUV and Sportback models get a claimed range of up to 491km and 505km, respectively. Meanwhile, the higher-spec 55 trim produces 408hp and 664Nm of torque (combined) from the two electric motors. While the SUV has a claimed range of up to 582km, the Sportback has a range of up to 600km (claimed) from the 114kWh battery. 

    According to Audi, both models will get a 22kW AC charger and can support up to 170kW DC fast charging. Like before, Audi has provided a charging port on either side of the Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback. 

    Audi Q8 e-tron features

    The Q8 e-tron models get powered front seats with memory, heating, ventilation and massage features. They also get two touchscreens in the centre console – a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8.6-inch unit for controlling the HVAC system. Other features include a 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen speaker system, a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, four-zone climate control and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

    Audi Q8 e-tron rivals

    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). 

    Also see:

    Audi India SUV sales grow over 200 percent in the first half of 2023

    Audi Q6 e-tron previewed ahead of global debut

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