Audi Q8 e-tron review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Introduction

Audi Q8 e-tron front cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior dashboard
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior rear seats
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior infotainment
  • Audi Q8 e-tron right tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front left tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear left tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front left static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron right static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear right static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior front seats
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior dashboard
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior rear seats
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior infotainment
  • Audi Q8 e-tron right tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front left tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear left tracking
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front cornering
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front left static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron right static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron rear right static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron front static
  • Audi Q8 e-tron alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q8 e-tron interior front seats
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Introduction

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.

FAQs

  • The Q8 e-tron wasn’t in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but Audi came 21st out of 32 car makers rated. It comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, with separate eight-year/100,000-mile cover for the main battery.

  • 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.

  • The Q8 e-tron’s boot has a volume of 569 litres, which was big enough to take eight carry-on suitcases when we tried it out. For comparison, the Jaguar I-Pace has 557 litres, the mild-hybrid petrol or diesel Audi Q5 has 500 litres, and the Mercedes EQC has 500 litres too.

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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
Available colours