The most important facts about the new Audi Q8 e-tron / Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron


  • Top model in Audi’s electric SUV portfolio with high luxury-class comfort, outstanding everyday utility, and sporty driving performance
  • Two body versions: Classic SUV or Sportback with coupé lines
  • European market launch in February 2023 and U.S. market launch in late April 2023
  • Available for order starting mid-November 2022; prices in Germany start at €74,400
  • SQ8 e-tron/SQ8 Sportback e-tron available to order from spring of 2022, European market launch in late May; prices in Germany start at €95,800/98,050

Drive and recuperation

  • Electric all-wheel drive with one asynchronous machine each on the front and rear axle.
  • In the SQ 8 e-tron, two asynchronous motors on the rear axle, one on the front axle
  • Efficiency measures and an optimized operating strategy for the powertrain: altered engine characteristics in the asynchronous motor (rear axle) due to an increase in the number of copper windings in the stator from 12 to 14; stronger magnetic field at the same torque with reduced current for lower consumption, higher efficiency, and longer range
  • Boost outputs of 250 kW / 664 Nm torque (Audi Q8 50 e-tron ), 300 kW / 664 Nm torque (Audi Q8 55 e-tron ), and 370 kW and 973 Nm torque (Audi SQ8 e-tron )
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h Audi Q8 50 e-tron in 6.0 seconds, Q8 55 e-tron 5.6 s and Audi SQ8 e-tron 4.5 s
  • Top speed limited to 200 km/h, 210 km/h in the SQ8 e-tron
  • Recuperation (brake energy recovery) can be set in several stages, thanks to an integrated brake control system in more than 90% of all everyday braking processes via electric motors (up to 0.3 g), intelligent control of gliding, and recuperation via predictive efficiency assistance systems

Battery and charging

  • Lithium-ion battery with 396 volts and a storage capacity of 89 kWh net (gross: 95 kWh) in the Audi Q8 50 e-tron or 106 kWh (gross: 114 kWh) in the Audi Q8 55 e-tron andAudi SQ8 e-tron models
  • Advanced cell technology and optimized cell chemistry with new battery management increase energy density by roughly 20%, whilst stacking processes with stacked electrode layers increase package efficiency of prismatic cells
  • Range with large battery SUV up to approx. 582 km / Sportback up to approx. 600 km. In the SQ8 e-tron up to 494 km SUV / 513 km for the Sportback. Range of smaller battery up to approx. 458 km for the SUV, in the Sportback up to approx. 471 km. All values according to the WLTP standard.
  • DC charging as standard with up to 170 kW power (89 kWh battery with up to 150 kW); AC charging as standard with 11 kW charging power; on-board charger with maximum 22 kW power optional, second charging socket on the right-hand side of the vehicle also optional
  • Charging curve, unique in the competitive environment, runs at a high level for very good long-distance capability, recharging from 10–80% in about 28 minutes (89 kWh) or about 31 minutes (106 kWh). Up to 123 km range in ten minutes of charging time.
  • New Audi charging service with access to some 400,000 charging points in Europe, first year on Pro plan with no monthly account maintenance fee when a new all-electric Audi model is purchased
  • Plug & Charge (PnC) enables automatic authorization and billing at charging stations
  • Intelligent thermal management with four cooling circuits and heat pump as standard equipment

Exterior design, aerodynamics, and body

  • Length 4,915 mm, width 1,937 mm (SQ8 1,976 mm), height 1,633/1,619 mm (SUV/Sportback, including roof antenna). SQ8 SUV 1,631 mm, Sportback 1,617 mm (height).
  • Luggage compartment 569 liters (SUV), 528 liters (Sportback), plus 62 liters each in the frunk
  • Optimized aerodynamic concept reduces drag and increases efficiency
  • Reduced aerodynamic drag: cw 0.27 SUV and cw 0.24 Sportback
  • New wheel spoilers on the underbody (SUV: front; Sportback: front and rear; SQ8 Sportback e-tron rear) ensure streamlined airflow around the wheels
  • Controllable cool-air intake resolves the conflict between high cooling capacity and optimum aerodynamics, new concept for cooling air flow with self-sealing component in the front of the vehicle reduces flow losses
  • New front design with Singleframe mask and inverted grille insert
  • First model with new corporate identity (flatter, two-dimensional Audi rings at the front and rear) and model name (badge on B-pillar)
  • Eleven colors, including five new colors Soneira Red Metallic, Solid Magnetic Gray, Madeira Brown Metallic, and Ultra Blue Metallic, which is exclusively available for the S line variant and the S model. Florett Silver will be available from mid-2023.

Headlights and lighting

  • Horizontal light signature integrated into the headlights; wide illuminated band in the rear
  • New projection light in the Singleframe creates a visually consistent connection between the headlights.
  • Digital Matrix LED headlights enable even more precise lighting functions
  • Three new features: advanced traffic information, orientation light on country roads, lane light with direction indicator

Interior design and interior

  • Ample space with room for five people
  • Extensive comfort features (optional): ventilation & massage seats, air quality package, contour and ambient light package
  • Interior design with elegant, minimalist form language
  • Circumferential wrap-around, cockpit with MMI touch response display
  • New decorative inlays with, among other things, sustainable technical fabric
  • Dinamica microfiber sports seats
  • Red stitching package from Audi Sport (steering wheel, straps, seats, center armrest, armrest, knee pad)
  • Premiere: seatbelt buckle covers made using an innovative recycling process

Operation and displays

  • MMI touch response display with 8.6 and 10.1-inch diagonal and haptic feedback; virtual exterior mirrors with touch displays on request
  • Natural voice control with on-board and cloud search; additionally, Amazon Alexa voice assistant3
  • Audi virtual cockpit as standard, plus version with third view and optional head-up display on request

Infotainment and Audi connect

  • Extensive portfolio of Audi connect services
  • MMI Navigation plus as standard, data transmission with LTE speed, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with optional 3D sound

Assistance systems and digital services

  • Audi pre-sense safety systems as standard. Optional City, Tour, and Park packages, including with remote park assist plus – available 2023
  • The e-tron route planner as standard for navigation and charge planning
  • Function on demand: subsequent expansion of vehicle functions in the areas of lighting, driver assistance systems, and infotainment

Chassis and steering

  • Low center of gravity and almost equal weight distribution between front and rear axles due to location of the high-voltage battery
  • Standard air suspension with controlled dampers (from “comfort” to “sporty driving”) and high lateral dynamics
  • New progressive steering with modified transmission for more direct response, greater agility, and less steering effort
  • Fine-tuning of chassis, axle kinematics, and ESC increases lateral-dynamic capabilities
  • 176 mm ground clearance – can be varied by 76 mm via air suspension, automatic lowering on highways at higher speeds
  • Audi drive select driving dynamics system as standard with greater differentiation of the selected auto, comfort, dynamic, efficiency, individual, allroad and offroad profiles
  • Wheel size 19 to 22 inches, new wheel designs for every inch size

Production and sustainability

  • Carbon-neutral1 production and delivery to customers in Europe and the USA
  • Green power for production and battery cells
  • Use of recycled materials in the interior
  • Seatbelt buckle covers made using an innovative recycling process (recycled automotive plastics)
  • Improved aerodynamics and increased drive efficiency in everyday driving

1Audi understands net-zero carbon emissions to mean a situation in which, after other possible reduction measures have been exhausted, the company offsets the carbon emitted by Audi’s products or activities and/or the carbon emissions that currently cannot be avoided in the supply chain, manufacturing, and recycling of Audi vehicles through voluntary offsetting projects carried out worldwide. In this context, carbon emissions generated during a vehicle’s utilization stage, i.e., from the time it is delivered to the customer, are not considered.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.