Audi India bolsters e-tron range - launches Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron
The Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron offer a wholesome driving experience with 408 hp and 664 Nm of torque from dual electric motors.
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today launched the new Audi Q8 e-tron in India – just a few months after its global launch. Offered in four variants, the Audi is offering the Q8 50 e-tron, Audi Q8 55 e-tron, Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron.
Offered with a 114kW battery (the biggest in the segment), the Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron boast an industry-best driving range of up to 600kms on a single charge (WLTP certified). The Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron offer a driving range of up to 505 kms on a single charge (WLTP certified).
The Audi Q8 e-tron sports a fresh new design with luxurious comfort, improved performance, bigger batteries and an enhanced drive range to take forward the legacy and success of the e-tron.
With this launch, Audi also ushers into a new corporate identity with a new, two-dimensional design of the four rings that represent luxury mobility with sustainability.
The Audi Q8 50 e-tron is priced at Rs 11,370,000, the Audi Q8 55 e-tron is priced at Rs 12,610,000, whereas the Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron comes for Rs 11,820,000, and the Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron is priced at Rs 13,060,000. All the prices are ex-showroom.
Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India said, “Today, we take another step forward in our journey of electric mobility and we could not be happier to launch these beautiful electric cars. The larger battery packs not only bring in added range but also enhance the value proposition of the models. The refreshed styling complements the engineering enhancements and is sure to wow. The Audi Q8 e-tron is at the heart of our electric mobility strategy and gives us a strong base to build upon as we journey towards electrifying our line-up. With the addition of the new Audi Q8 e-tron and the Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron; we now have the widest EV portfolio in the segment.”
With electric motors at the front and rear, the Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron produce a combined power of 408 hp and 664 Nm torque.
Similarly, the Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron generate a power of 340 hp and 664 Nm torque.
The Audi Q8 55 e-tron & Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a quick 5.6 seconds, while the Audi Q8 50 e-tron & Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron take 6.0 seconds.
These cars feature the iconic e-quattro all-wheel drive system with three modes in tandem with Audi Drive Select: auto, dynamic and off-road.
Adaptive air suspension is offered with adjustable ride height making the Audi Q8 e-tron suitable for all terrains.
Audi Drive Select with seven drive modes allows the driver to alter the Audi Q8 e-tron’s driving dynamics with a single click.
These cars boast maximum ground clearance of 226 mm (best-in-class) and can be driven across terrains effortlessly.
The Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron offer a range (WLTP certified) of up to 582 km and 600 km respectively, owing to their extended 114 kWh (best-in-industry) lithium-ion batteries. This makes them ideal for long-distance travel.
The Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron both feature a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery, which enables a range (WLTP certified) of up to 491 km and 505 km respectively.
Charging up to 22kW AC and 170kW DC is available (best-in-class).
Charging sockets are provided on both sides for parking flexibility and ease of use.
Three levels of recuperation can be set to an automatic mode or manual through the MMI manual selection through the paddle shifters.
Charging time from 20 to 80% in 26 minutes.
Charging time from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes.
Complimentary charging for is available for Audi Q8 e-tron customers till the end of the year at 1000+ charge point operators across India as part of the ‘myAudi connect’ app.
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