But this isn’t just about a high-end experience.
It’s also a signal of Audi’s commitment to bringing electrified driving into the future and cementing it firmly there.
It combines a triple threat of increased range, faster charging and enhanced driving dynamics.
There’s a marked refinement between the E-tron and Q8 E-tron in terms of both driver experience and day-to-day usability.
First and foremost this SUV’s impressive driving range deserves a mention.
It has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated range of 300 miles for the Ultra Package Q8 Sportback E-tron .
There’s been a substantial 30% increase from the previous model and pretty impressive.
Translation: you can enjoy the drive for longer without charging.
Dual-side charging ports are indicative of the brand’s commitment to versatility for EV users.
It allows for full and fast charging on one side with level-2 charging on the other.
The result: a seamless and flexible charge.
The Q8 E-tron also comes equipped with two years of Electrify America DC fast charging and the Plug & Charge feature.
This eliminates the need for a separate payment card at select charging stations.
This holds charging concerns at bay to make owning an EV more seamless and convenient than ever.
A higher-capacity battery that doesn’t compromise on space means the Audi Q8 E-tron is more efficient than ever.
It boasts a 23% greater net capacity and a maximum DC charging power increased to 170 kW.
What’s more, the Q8 E-tron can recharge from 10-80% of its capacity in just over half an hour.
The steering hardware and suspension software are other factors that got an overhaul.
While Audi’s steering-wheel and pedal-free car is still only a concept – this luxury SUV keeps driver’s comfort and road precision front of mind.
The result is simultaneously smooth and more exhilarating.
But what is function without the form to enjoy?
Design enhancements not only have an aesthetic pay off but also optimize aerodynamics.
The lighting design projects from beneath the hood line.
This also provides visual depth to the new two-dimensional, minimalist Audi logo on the grille.
Testament to Audi’s commitment to sophistication as well as performance, it also features an iconic single frame projection light grille and laser-etched model badging on the B-pillar.
The Audi Q8 E-tron is redefining the landscape of luxury electric SUVs.