Audi Q8 e-tron, the restyling of the electric SUV arrives

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It had arrived on the market in 2018, with the name of “e-tron” and bringing the electric propulsion technology by Audi to its debut. Now, with the mid-career restyling, the car acquires the name of Q8 e-tron, which places it better within the range of the German manufacturer, clarifying its dimensions and ambitions with greater precision. Two body variants are offered, with the Q8 e-tron Sportback featuring a pavilion design that nods to the world of coupés.


Stylistically, the renewed editions of the Q8 e-tron can be recognized by the updated lights and a redesigned front grille, which is enriched by a thin luminous band in its upper portion. While the redesign of the bumpers has made it possible to optimize aerodynamics. The dimensions, however, remain unchanged: the car is 4.91 meters long, with a wheelbase of 2.93; while the boot offers a capacity of 569 liters (528 on the sportier Sportback variant).


There are three powertrains in the range, with updated and more efficient batteries: starting with the “50” versions, with an 89 kWh capacity accumulator, 250 kW of maximum power (and 664 Nm of torque) and a range of up to 491 km. The “55” edition is more performing, with a 106 kWh battery, 300 kW of power (and 664 Nm of torque) and up to 582 km of range. That drops to 494 km in the case of the sporty SQ8, which however delivers up to 370 kW of power (and 973 Nm of torque).


The Sportback versions, thanks to more favorable aerodynamics, are able to travel about 15 km more with the same powertrain. All versions come as standard with electronically controlled air suspension and parametric power steering, re-calibrated to be more ready than in the past. The 22 kW battery charger is optional, which allows the recharging time to be reduced to around six hours using alternating current. Debut on the market expected in February 2023, with prices in Germany starting from 74,400 euros.

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