Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback Review & Prices
The Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron is an update of the firm’s coupe-like EV SUV that features improved range, but hasn’t had huge leaps in equipment levels
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Despite it looking rather similar to the pre-facelift model, the Sportback gets new features to alter the design somewhat. There’s a lightbar across the grille now, as well as a tweaked lower bumper at both the front and rear. You also get different alloy wheel designs and maintain the swoopy roofline alongside the rear lightbar.
The cabin hasn’t received much of an update, but Audi has streamlined it by removing buttons from the centre console. Most of the functions are now controlled through the two central touchscreens, while you also get the digital driver’s display.
With the sloping roofline, you do get a reduced load space compared to the standard Q8 e-tron. You get 528 litres in the boot, which is down from the 569-litre area in the more conventionally shaped e-tron SUV. But as with that car, the Sportback also has 62 litres of space under the bonnet in the ‘froot’.
Two battery options are available with the Q8 Sportback e-tron. You can choose either the 89kWh or the 106kWh – with the larger version only offered with the higher-powered ‘55’ and SQ8 models. The drag coefficient has been reduced to 0.24 from 0.26 on this update, which helps improve range.
With its sleek styling, the Q8 Sportback e-tron gets a deserved update to make it more practical, especially for longer journeys
The entry-level Q8 Sportback e-tron ‘50’ gets the 89kWh battery paired with dual electric motors that provide all-wheel drive and 340hp. That setup offers 290 miles of range.
With the 106kWh battery, the ‘55’ gets 408hp from its two motors and a range of 343 miles. The sportier SQ8 gets an additional motor to develop a combined 503hp and offer a range of 295 miles in the Sportback form.
Available from £71,095 OTR, the Q8 e-tron Sportback comes in four trim levels, ranging from entry-level Sport to top-end Vorsprung options – which start from £93,095 OTR.
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