New 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron DRIVEN. Better second time around?

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's first foray into the world of electric automobiles– the e-tron– was met a relatively lukewarm response from purchasers. While it had all the qualities that buyers anticipated, as an electrical cars and truck, it was … well, a bit underwhelming. Inefficient, heavy and not particularly terrific at cross countries.

Fortunately is that Audi has actually revamped its e-tron variety, providing it a massive 106kWh battery alternative, a price rise and a new name. The business's flagship electrical SUV is now called the Q8 e-tron and has also been provided enhanced aerodynamics, greater charging efficiency, and an increased range of as much as 330 miles (WLTP) in the SUV and as much as 343 miles (WLTP) in the slinkier Sportback.

The previous design had an option of 2 battery sizes– 71 and 95kWh and an optimal series of 223 miles. The rate has actually also risen, with the cheapest design now costing ₤ 67,800, up from the ₤ 62,785 of the outgoing model. The Sportback adds another ₤ 2,500 to the bill.

3 drivetrain choices are offered; all are four-wheel-drive. The Audi Q8 50 e-tron and the Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron have an 89kWh (95kWh gross) battery, produce a maximum of 335bhp in increase mode and have a WLTP series of approximately 281 miles in the SUV and as much as 290 miles for the Sportback.

Next up is the 55 e-tron, which is also driven by 2 electrical motors producing 396bhp. With the bigger 106kWh battery the ranges are up to 330 miles for the SUV and up to 343 miles for the Sportback.

The top-end SQ8 e-tron and Sportback e-tron, priced from ₤ 98,295, are driven by three motors. Their boost efficiency totals up to 496bhp, with a variety of up to 284 miles for the SUV and approximately 295 miles for the Sportback.
The Sportback variations are more aerodynamic and have a longer range
Charging performance has actually also been improved, rising from 120kW to 150kW for the lower designs and 170kW for the 55 and SQ8 e-tron versions. 22kW a/c charging is an optional additional.

However have the enhancements made the Q8 e-tron a much better vehicle? Join Nicola as she puts the overhauled model through its rates. Has Audi got it right second time around? Let us understand in the comments below.

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31 responses to “New 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron DRIVEN. Better second time around?”

  1. CMCNestT Avatar

    A collapsible spare tire under the trunk floor is my #1 reason for putting the Q8 E-tron at the top of my list for a new vehicle.

    1. Tom OOO Avatar
      Tom OOO

      You do know you buy a third party wheel for any car for a few £100, and put it the frunk or underfloor in the trunk.

    2. EVKX Avatar

      @Tom OOO you realize most car does not have room for this.

    3. Tom OOO Avatar
      Tom OOO

      @EVKX Many cars don’t, but many EV’s (designed as an EV) do, as they are full of space.

    4. EVKX Avatar

      @Tom OOO i guess you can come with some examples then. Most does not have enough space in the “basemant”. Example ID4, ID5, ID3, ID7, Q4 etron, Enyaq, BYD tANG, BYD HAN, None of the Nios +++ I dont even think model Y have room for it without putting it vertical.

    5. EVKX Avatar

      Same goes for all BMW and Mercedes EVS

  2. Matic Avatar

    Thank god the huge suv has camera mirrors, couldn’t imagine the extra drag 😂

    1. Ross Owen Avatar
      Ross Owen

      😂I owned the original amd had digital mirrors. They were terrible in anything other than a clear blue sky. Useless in a multistorey car park,misty conditions, night time. The seats were like sitting on stone and the bolstering made for fat middle age men. I grew to loave this car. That’s loave not love

  3. Miles Y Hamilton Avatar
    Miles Y Hamilton

    Who is buying this car for over 100k? Absurd

    1. Mr Muds Avatar
      Mr Muds

      No one really, pretty much everything is on finance these days. People only see the 900/month or whatever this will be. Then at the end of the 3 years hand it back. If it wasn’t for finance, this car would have been 45k as otherwise they wouldn’t have had any sales.

    2. Peter Page Avatar
      Peter Page

      Great build quality and to be honest otherwise not efficient at all with an antiquated MMI system. Then you have to face the massive loss when you come to part-x it!

  4. Gentlestorm Avatar

    Looks like Audi still isn’t premium in the EV space.

  5. wellibob Avatar

    “It’s fine”. Hume sums it up once again. Class act. Hume. Not this car sadly. 😊

  6. J J Avatar
    J J

    You can pick 3 year old ones for sub £25K….bonkers depreciation.

    1. o0 ALIAS 0o Avatar
      o0 ALIAS 0o

      Ye bonkers depreciation when technology advances as quickly as it does in the electric car world. Advances have been very minor for combustion engine cars so depreciation is more stable.

  7. Mr Mawson Avatar
    Mr Mawson

    Very nice and very expensive

  8. hen van Avatar
    hen van

    Sounds like a heavy vehicle

  9. Mr Mawson Avatar
    Mr Mawson

    Great review love

  10. Phil Hartley Avatar
    Phil Hartley

    I wonder what the last full year of sales figures are for the old Etron? Clearly Tesla will be tops, as a manufacturer, but what about compared against its direct competition?

  11. di we Avatar
    di we

    Well, if it’s the law, then I’ll write here: great idea of a good BEV – but a bit too big for me and not exactly cheap (nevertheless, I enjoyed the test weekend recently, as a potential customer … maybe, mmmhh, .. . rather not!)😇

  12. wendy hopkins Avatar
    wendy hopkins

    Is it as good as your Kia sportage G.T.I , that’s the real question lol 😊😊? And can you pouttle around in it lol ?

  13. Archie Avatar

    Nice to see Nicola👍

  14. Paul Khemapukpong Avatar
    Paul Khemapukpong

    Weird how they are now calling it a Q8 E-tron when it’s only slightly bigger than a Q5?

  15. Lewis Johnston Avatar
    Lewis Johnston

    Great presentation as ever

  16. Madonsteamrailways Avatar

    One that I might shortlist if I ever want something more normal to drive!!

    1. Roger Jean Zamofing Avatar
      Roger Jean Zamofing

      Yes, indeed it’s a very boring car and it’s not understandable where Audi wants to go as sales in USA and China are not so convincing at all! They once claimed in German „Vorsprung dank Technik“. I only miss any advanced technology suitable for their claim as a brand. Something is going wrong and at that price there are better EV out there costing much less to get more.

  17. Tim Austin Avatar
    Tim Austin

    1000% agree. Not on my list – even if I could afford it. Which I can’t.

    Much rather get a GV60 for far less.

    1. Meni Fo Avatar
      Meni Fo

      Damn right!!!

  18. Mark D Larsen Avatar
    Mark D Larsen

    Audi aficionados will appreciate the improvements. And could afford them anyway, I would imagine. Out of my league, though.

  19. Ianmundo Avatar

    I was impressed by the comfortable ride of the e-tron, but it’s wild expensive and the new Q8 e-tron looks basically the same from where I’m sitting.

  20. Albuerto Enes Avatar
    Albuerto Enes

    Is the exterior color daytona grey?

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