The upcoming Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback will replace the e-tron and e-tron Sportback being sold. The key highlights of these models are likely to be the larger battery pack, more efficient electric motor and high-tech electronics. As a result, the new model will get a range of over 600 km. Apart from this, the power output of the SUV can also increase.
Talking about the design, the Q8 e-tron may get a new look which will be quite different from before. Along with the blackedout Audi logo on the front grille, the Audi logo has also been given on the B-pillar. Talking about the size, the length of this SUV is 4,915 mm and the width is 1,937 mm. It has a wheelbase of 2,928 mm and bootspace of 570 liters. Its front also gets 62 liters of storage space.
The Q8 e-tron will come with an all-wheel drivetrain as standard. In this, customers will get three types of drivetrain options. The entry-level Audi Q8 50 e-tron electric SUV will be powered by a 95kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Its electric motor will be capable of producing 337 Bhp of power and 664 Nm of torque.
Talking about the range, the Audi Q8 50 e-tron will get a range of 450 km on a single charge, while its top speed will be 200 km/h. Whereas the mid variant Q8 55 e-tron will come with a powerful battery of 114kWh. This SUV will get a range of 531 km, while its electric motor will generate power of 404 bhp.
The top range Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback is powered by three electric motors. This powertrain churns out an overall maximum power of 497 Bhp and peak torque of 973 Nm, which is the highest among all the three models. The Sportback version will get a range of 457 km.
The Audi Q8 e-tron battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 31 minutes at a DC charging station. This electric SUV can also be charged with the help of 11kW AC charger. The company is offering an optional AC charging upgrade of up to 22kW.
The SUV will be fully charged in about 9 hours 15 minutes on 11kW power source and about four hours 45 minutes on 22kW power source. Some of the key features on the Audi Q8 e-tron include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Remote Park Assist Plus, Digital Matrix LED Headlights, 10.1-inch Display, MMI Touch Response Operating System with Voice Control and Full HD Virtual Cockpit.