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Audi'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 Audi 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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