The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback electrical efficiency SUVs have gone on sale in the USA as sportier alternate options to the common Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback.
If the names are complicated, it is best to know that the Q8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron are literally the facelifted variations of the 2023 Audi e-tron and e-tron S.
The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron begins at $89,800 (excluding $1,195 vacation spot), making it $1,600 costlier than the 2023 Audi e-tron S. The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback is priced at $92,600 (excluding $1,195 vacation spot), which suggests it is $1,800 costlier than the outgoing 2023 Audi e-tron S Sportback.
Like their predecessors, the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback characteristic a tri-motor electrical drivetrain that delivers as much as 496 horsepower (370 kilowatts) and 718 pound-feet (973 Newton-meters) of torque in increase mode.
These numbers are unchanged from the earlier mannequin 12 months and permit the SQ8 e-tron to dash from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and attain an electronically restricted high velocity of 130 mph.
Moreover providing elevated efficiency because of the 94 extra horsepower and 228 extra pound-feet of torque than the 2024 Q8 e-tron, the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron additionally comes with normal electrical torque vectoring, which interprets into improved dynamics and traction capabilities.
As with the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron, the SQ8 provides a battery with a internet capability of 106 kilowatt-hours (114 kWh gross), which is 23-percent better from the earlier e-tron S. The bigger battery, together with aerodynamic and effectivity updates, results in an EPA-estimated vary of 253 miles for the SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback when fitted with the usual 20-inch wheels.
That is a rise of round 20 p.c in comparison with the 2023 Audi e-tron S fashions. With the non-obligatory 22-inch wheels, the EPA-estimated vary drops to 218 miles, although. Along with the elevated vary, the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron fashions additionally cost quicker at as much as 170 kW, which reduces the 10-80 p.c charging time to 31 minutes.
As anticipated, the Audi SQ8 e-tron fashions characteristic extra normal tools in comparison with their Q8 e-tron equivalents, beginning with the distinctive silver rocker-panel accents and aluminum-look exterior mirror housings, matched by related therapies on the entrance fascia and rear diffuser. As well as, the SQ8 e-tron EVs get flared fenders that widen the physique total by 1.5 inches (39 millimeters).
Inside, normal options embrace 12-way adjustable energy S-logo embossed entrance sport seats wrapped in Valcona leather-based with distinction diamond stitching, a efficiency themed Carbon sq. construction inside trim end, and four-zone automated local weather management with a warmth pump and luxury pre-conditioning.
On the tech entrance, the SQ8 e-tron lineup comes normal with the Audi MMI contact response working system that includes an higher 10.1-inch and decrease 8.6-inch show with haptic contact know-how, Audi digital cockpit with full HD decision show, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound.
The electrical SUVs additionally include Plug & Cost performance and two years of free DC quick charging on the Electrify America community.
The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback will arrive in US showrooms within the fourth quarter of 2023.
Observe: European-spec fashions proven in photographs