Audi e-tron becomes Q8 e-tron and gets longer range

Audi has facelifted the e-tron electric SUV and renamed the car to sit alongside its Q8 flagship SUV.

The new Q8 e-tron can be equipped with a larger 114kWh battery, giving a range of up to 343 miles.

Three drivetrain variants are available, each providing all-wheel-drive. The entry-level Q8 50 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron generate 340PS and offer a WLTP range of up to 281 miles (SUV) and up to 290 miles (Sportback) from their 95kWh battery.

The Q8 55 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron are fitted with a 114kWh battery. These models generate 408PS and can cover up to 330 miles for the SUV and up to 343 miles for the Sportback.

Modifications to the car’s rear motor have enabled it to consume less energy to generate the required amount of torque, while aerodymaic improvements have also been applied, enhancing efficiency.

The range-topping SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron are driven by three motors. They provide peak ppower of 503PS and 973Nm of torque. The range of the S models is up to 284 miles for the SUV and up to 295 miles for the Sportback.

At a high-powered charging station, the Audi Q8 50 e-tron achieves a maximum charging performance of 150kW. With the Q8 55 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron, the maximum charging performance increases to up to 170kW. The larger battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes.

At an AC charging station or wallbox, the Audi Q8 e-tron charges at up to 11kW. Audi also offers an optional AC charging upgrade of up to 22kW.

The new Audi Q8 e-tron will go on sale later in November, when pricing and specifications will be announced. First deliveries are scheduled for April 2023.

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