New Delhi, August 21: The Audi Q8 e-tron has been launched in India. The German luxury auto behemoth brought the new Audi Q8 e-tron in our shores after its recent global launch. With the launch of these new EV models, Audi India has expanded its e-tron lineup which now has 6 luxury all-electric car models, including the Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT.

The new Q8 e-tron has launched with four variants and offers an electric drive range of up to 600 km (WLTP certified). Let’s take detailed look at the just launched luxury electric vehicle. Toyota Unveils the First Land Cruiser with Hybrid Power; Checkout the Iconic SUV’s New Versions, Expected Market Launch and More.

Audi Q8 e-tron – Variants & Price Details

The Audi Q8 e-tron is offered in four variants - Audi Q8 50 e-tron, Audi Q8 55 e-tron, Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron.

The Audi Q8 e-tron has been priced starting at Rs 11,370,000 for the base Audi Q8 50 e-tron variant, Rs 11,820,000 for the Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron, Rs 12,610,000 for the Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Rs 13,060,000 for the top-end Audi Q8 Sportback 55 (all prices, ex-showroom).

Audi Q8 e-tron – Exterior Design

The new Audi Q8 e-tron flaunts and elegant and imposing styling featuring a signature Single Frame mask, Audi Single Frame projection lights alongside Digital Matrix LED headlights with impressive animated lighting projections. The luxury EVs are offered in a total of 9 exterior colour choices - Siam Beige, Glacier White, Mythos Black, Madeira Brown, Chronos Grey, Magnet Grey, Manhattan Grey, Soneira Red and Plasma Blue. Elon Musk Fake Followers Report: Most of X Owner's 153 Million Followers Fake, Just 4,53,000 Subscribe to X Premium.

Audi Q8 e-tron – Interior, Features & Technology

The luxurious interior of the Audi Q8 e-tron range is offered in three colour themes, namely - Okapi Brown, Pearl Beige and Black. The cabin offers premium Valcona & Milano leather seat upholstery, while customers can also opt for leather and leatherette combination upholstery as well.

The newly launched Audi Q8 e-tron range comes with an array of superb features and tech to offer a luxurious and connected drive experience, which includes Park Assist Plus, 3D surround-view cameras, Gesture-controlled boot lid, Air ionizer and aromatization, 4-zone climate control, front seat passengers with seat ventilation with a massage feature, Audi Phone Box with wireless charging and panoramic sunroof.

Audi Q8 e-tron - Powertrain, Battery & Charging

The Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron offers a combined power of 408hp and 664Nm of peak torque, while the Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron deliver 340hp and 664Nm torque. The new Q8 e-tron models boast of the iconic e-quattro all-wheel drive system along with three Audi Drive Select models - auto, dynamic and off-road.

The EVs draw power from a 114 kW battery pack, which is the largest in the segment and offers up to 600km of range (WLTP certified). The Audi Q8 55 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron offer a range of up to 582 km and 600 km respectively. On the other hand, the Audi Q8 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron both come with a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery, which delivers a range of up to 491 km and 505 km respectively, (all range WLTP certified)

The luxury EVs come with charging capacities of up to 22kW AC and 170kW DC, while a 26 minutes charging can make the battery go from 20% to 80%. Audi is also offering complimentary charging for Audi Q8 e-tron for all the customers till the end of this year at over 1000 charging stations across India.

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