Audi Q8 e-tron 55 quattro Launch Edition driven 2024

Is the Audi Q8 e-tron any good

Audi Q8 e-tron 55 Quattro – We have had a few electric cars lately and last week I drove the Audi Q8 e-tron 55 Quattro Launch Edition.

Audi Q8 e-tron 55 Quattro Launch Edition driving 1 That’s a lot of words for an electric Q8. However, being a launch edition, it comes with extras.

The vehicle we had comes in a bright Soneria Red metallic colour, which certainly created some interest.

Regular listeners will know I am a big fan of the Audi Q8. This is essentially that but with an electric motor.

It comes with a 114kWh Lithium-Ion battery that is good for a claimed range of about 450km and that’s about what we got.

The electric motor delivers some 300kW of power and a handy 664 Nm of torque driving through the clever Quattro system and a one speed transmission.

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Its quick and responsive. Its also whisper quiet to drive.

Inside the Launch edition adds S Sport front seats with integrated headrests, ‘S’ logo trim, electronic steering wheel adjustment and other style features.

I do like the wireless connectivity and clever vertical charging slot for the phone.

Audi also provides 6 years free charging through Chargefox stations around the country which is handy.

If I had a choice, I would still opt for the 4.0L V8 SQ8 version.

The Audi Q8 e-tron 55 quattro Launch edition is priced from $165,900 plus the usual costs.

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What is good?

  • Interior comfort and driver ergonomics
  • Simple and easy to drive.
  • Wireless Smart Phone mirroring

What is not so good?

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Instead of the Q8 e-tron 55 Quattro buyers could also Look At

The Audi e-tron S Sportback sits in the premium end of the EV market.

Buyers could look at Porsche TaycanRange Rover Evoque PHEVJaguar I-PACE or the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

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