In a groundbreaking stride towards a sustainable automotive landscape, Audi India has taken the wraps off its latest marvels, the Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron. The unveiling marks a pivotal moment in Audi’s journey towards electrification, propelling the automaker’s e-tron range into a new era of power and innovation. Let’s delve into the exhilarating details that define these alluring electric vehicles.
Audi Q8 e-tron Variants and Battery Sizes
Audi India’s foray into the electric realm is characterized by diversity, with both variants and battery sizes to suit discerning tastes. The Audi Q8 e-tron range presents a captivating array of choices, with four distinctive options gracing the stage: the Audi Q8 50 e-tron, Audi Q8 55 e-tron, Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron, and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron.
Unveiling the Industry’s Best Battery Technology
The Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron stand out as the crème de la crème, boasting a colossal 114 kWh battery that reigns supreme in the industry. This robust power source underpins the vehicles’ impressive claims of a remarkable driving range of up to 600 kilometers, certified by WLTP standards. Coupled with a dynamic 408 horsepower output and a robust torque of 664 Nm, these variants epitomize electrifying performance.
An Electrifying Symphony of Power
The Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron are equally formidable contenders, propelled by a formidable 95 kWh battery pack that channels a vigorous 340 horsepower and a compelling torque of 664 Nm. These variants showcase Audi’s commitment to delivering performance-laden electric vehicles that thrill on every level.
Audi Q8 e-tron Architectural Details
The Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron are stylish vehicles with advanced technology. They have high ground clearance and feature Audi Drive Select with Adaptive Air Suspension and e-Quattro all-wheel drive. The exterior design includes projection lights, a panoramic sunroof, and a modern Audi logo. Inside, there is a luxurious cabin with a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system and the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus. The vehicles also have 360-degree cameras and Park Assist Plus for precise navigation in urban areas.
Warranty and Connectivity Features
Audi India extends a helping hand to e-tron pioneers, offering a comprehensive suite of assurances and connectivity. The package includes a complimentary 10-year Roadside Assistance, an 8-year warranty for the high-voltage battery, spanning an impressive 160,000 kilometers. The peace of mind extends further with a 2+3-year warranty, while access to over 1,000 charging points via the ‘myAudi connect’ app, coupled with complimentary charging till year-end, elevates the ownership experience.
A Visionary’s Perspective
Audi India’s Head, Balbir Singh Dhillon, emphasizes the significance of the moment as the company unveils their new electric cars. These vehicles offer larger batteries for an extended range, enhanced aesthetics, and added value for customers. The Audi Q8 e-tron plays a crucial role in their electric mobility strategy, setting the groundwork for future electrification plans. With the introduction of the Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron, Audi now offers the broadest range of electric vehicles in this market segment.
The Audi Q8 e-tron range starts at an aspirational Rs 1,13,70,000 ex-showroom. To provide a clear picture, here are the prices for each variant:
- Audi Q8 50 e-tron: Rs 11,370,000 ex-showroom
- Audi Q8 55 e-tron: Rs 12,610,000 ex-showroom
- Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron: Rs 11,820,000 ex-showroom
- Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron: Rs 13,060,000 ex-showroom