Audi has officially launched the new Audi Q8 e-tron as a refinement of the Audi e-tron electric car (9/11). Yup, the new Audi e-tron SUV electric car has officially transformed into the Audi Q8 e-tron for the 2024 model year.
Audi said that the change in the name of the new Audi e-tron car to the Audi Q8 e-tron would strengthen its position as a flagship electric SUV.
This is important considering that Audi plans to abandon the combustion engine and become a fully electric brand by 2030.
“With the Vorsprung 2030 strategy, we will abandon the internal combustion engine and decide to become an electric brand within 11 years,” said Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management Audi AG.
“The new Audi Q8 e-tron, complete with improved design, efficiency and mileage, is an important component in our electric car portfolio,” added Duesmann.
Not only getting a new name, the Audi Q8 e-tron also gets a fresh look thanks to the new Singleframe grille and new bumper design.
On the grille, Audi also embeds a new corporate identity in the form of a two-dimensional ‘four rings’ emblem as well as the Audi logo and the model on the B pillar.
Discussing the specifications, the Audi Q8 e-tron retains the same electric drive recipe as the previous e-tron.
The Q8 50 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron variants get two all-wheel-drive electric motors producing 250 kW or 335 hp and 664 Nm of torque.
Moving up a bit, there are the Q8 55 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron variants, both of which get an electric motor that produces 300 kW or 402 hp and 664 Nm of torque.
At the top are the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron which get three electric motors with a combined power of 370 kW or 496 hp and 973 Nm of torque in Boost mode.
Audi did not forget to provide a larger capacity battery for the Q8 e-tron, namely 95 kWh and 114 kWh.
The claim is that the Audi Q8 e-tron can provide the furthest mileage of 600 kilometers on the Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron variant.