Audi Q8 E-Tron is unveiled as the brand’s flagship EV SUV with up to 496 HP

Audi Q8 E-tron that’s the name of the E-Tron updated that will take the place of the firm’s flagship electric SUV. It makes its debut with standard square bodywork and sportsback with rounded outside.

Cool style

This model includes a cool nose, a self-sealing grille and power shutters that close around the radiator. Its headlights have a new shape and there are illuminated sections in the grille.

The wheel wings were also modified at the bottom. Those of the standard Q8 E-Tron are bigger, while the Q8 Sportback E-Tron boasts aerodynamic elements at the front and rear.

Audi Q8 E-tron 2023
Audi Q8 E-tron 2023
Audi Q8 E-tron 2023

Making a comparison with the E-Tron, the Q8 E-Tron has a drag coefficient of 0.27, instead of the previous 0.28. The figure drops for the Sportback to 0.24 from 0.26 for the previous model.

The drivetrain and batteries

The Q8 E-tron is available with two battery capacities Y three engine options. Q8 50 E-Tron and the Sportback They have a block that rotates each axis, which generates 335HP in Boost mode and 490 foot-pounds.

As for the battery, it has a capacity of 89 kWh, which, according to WLTP, provides 305 miles for the square body and 314 for the Sportback.

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Q8 55 E-Tron and the Sportback deliver 402 HP in Boost mode and 490 ib.-ft, provided by a 104 kWh battery. With those figures you get 362 miles for the more angular body or 373 miles for the Sportback.

Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback 2023
Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback 2023
Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback 2023

Finally, the SQ8 E-tron and its Sportback counterpart have three electric motors, one at the front axle and two at the rear. This configuration reaches 496 HP and 718 ib-ft. Both use a 104 kWh battery, but the boxy version can go 267 miles on a charge and the Sportback goes up to 319 miles.

The following table shows the figures in a practical way:

Model Q8 50 E-tron Q8 55 E-tron SQ8 E-tron
Horsepower 335 horsepower 402 horsepower 496 horsepower
Torque 490 foot-pounds 490 foot-pounds 718 foot-pounds
0-62 MPH acceleration 6.0 seconds 5.6 seconds 4.5 seconds
Maximum speed 124mph 124mph 124mph
Battery capacity (net) 89 kWh 89 kWh 89 kWh
Range 305 miles / 314 miles Sportback 362 miles / 373 miles Sportback 267 miles / 319 miles Sportback

The cabin

The interior has several HD screens, one that is in charge of the instrumentation and another central infotainment of 10.1 “, as well as one of 8.6” diagonally for the HVAC controls.

In permitted markets, side cameras are offered instead of mirrors, and the screens for them are on each side of the cabin.

Audi SQ8 e-tron 2023
Audi SQ8 e-tron 2023
Audi SQ8 e-tron 2023

The cabin features a panoramic glass roof that opens, two-zone automatic climate control as standard and four as an option. Massaging front seats are another option.

In the driver assistance section, the Q8 e-Tron includes a new remote parking system, in addition, customers can control the technology from their mobile without being in the car.

The Q8 E-Tron and Sportback launch in Europe in February 2023, Prices in Germany start at €74,400. In the case of the United States, it will be necessary to wait until the end of April for deliveries and the prices will be known a little later.

Editorial New Electric Autos Source: Engine1

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