What Car? says...
The Audi Q8 e-tron didn’t have the strongest start in life. Why? Well, when it was first launched (as the Audi e-tron), its performance figures and battery range looked a bit weedy compared with similarly priced electric SUVs.
Thankfully, over time and with the addition of 'Q8' to its name, those shortcomings have been addressed, resulting in a very well sorted car.
The mid-level 55 quattro model has the longest official range of any E-tron, at 333 miles. The high-performance SQ8 e-tron has an official range of 284 miles, while the entry-level 50 quattro offers 283 miles.
We recommend the mid-range 55 version, which isn’t quite as quick as the SQ8 but still does 0-62mph in 5.6sec and has a longer range. Our pick of the trims is Sport, which includes leather upholstery, two-zone climate control, cruise control and a powered tailgate.
The Q8 e-tron’s S line trim is much more expensive than Sport, and comes with bigger alloy wheels, more aggressive styling, sports seats and some additional leather-covered surfaces. We don’t think it’s worth the extra cash and would stick with Sport trim.
|RRP price range||£67,800 - £110,605|
|Number of trims (see all)||11|
|Number of engines (see all)||7|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric, diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||22.1 - 34|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£135 / £8,006|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£271 / £16,011|