Pricing and specifications for the upcoming 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron line-up have been published, with prices up by around $7800-$8800.

    UPDATE, 05/09/23 – Audi has confirmed local launch timing for the Q8 e-tron and related SQ8 e-tron. We’ve updated this article and pulled it forward.

    The facelifted e-tron, now known as the Q8 e-tron, is now available in just three trim levels at launch, with the high-performance SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron to be detailed in due course.

    Audi Australia has left the entry-level 50 quattro off the Australian cast again, with the 55 quattro drivetrain the sole option across SUV and Sportback body styles. A new Launch Edition is available with the SUV body style.

    Pricing kicks off at $153,900 before on-road costs, which is $7825 dearer than the outgoing e-tron 55 quattro. The Q8 Sportback e-tron is $8825 up on its predecessor.

    The Q8 55 e-tron and Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron are due in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2023. They’ll be followed by the Q8 50 e-tron, SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron in 2024.


    • 2024 Audi Q8 55 e-tron quattro: $153,900
    • 2024 Audi Q8 55 e-tron quattro Launch Edition: $165,900
    • 2024 Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron quattro: $165,900

    Prices exclude on-road costs


    All versions of the Audi Q8 e-tron at launch will feature the ’55 quattro’ drivetrain, which pairs a dual-motor electric drive system (one on each axle) to a 114kWh (gross) lithium-ion battery pack and a two-stage planetary gearbox with single gear.

    System power is rated at 300kW, while maximum torque is 664Nm. Audi quotes a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds in the drivetrain’s standard setting, which drops to 5.6s when in boost mode.

    The Q8 e-tron 55 claims to hit 200km/h flat out.

    Efficiency and Range

    Both the Q8 and Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron quote combined energy consumption of 25.6kWh per 100km according to the local spec sheet.

    Driving range is advertised as up to 454 kilometres based on ADR 81/02 testing, though is likely aligned with WLTP figures. The previous model quoted around 430km on the older, more lenient NEDC test cycle.

    As standard, the Q8 e-tron offers 7.2kW AC single-phase charging capacity, while DC charging has been raised from 150kW to 170kW – 10 to 80 per cent takes approximately 31 minutes at the DC peak.

    For $6900, buyers can up the AC capacity to 22kW, which also includes the Audi connect charging system.


    • Length: 4915mm
    • Width: 1937mm
    • Height: 1633mm
    • Wheelbase: 2928mm
    • Weight (unladen): 2520kg
    • Maximum towing capacity (braked): 1800kg
    • Maximum towball weight: 180kg

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Q8 e-tron is covered by Audi’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Buyers of the Q8 e-tron, like the e-tron before it, also score a six-year unlimited subscription to the Chargefox public charger network, as well as six years of complementary scheduled servicing and six years of roadside assistance.


    The Q8 e-tron retains the pre-facelift model’s five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on 2019 Euro NCAP tests.

    It scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road users, and 78 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety features include:

    • 8 airbags
      • Dual front
      • Dual front-side
      • Dual rear-side
      • Dual side curtain
    • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
      • Vehicle to Vehicle (5-250km/h)
      • Pedestrian, cyclist detection (5-85km/h)
      • Turn assist
    • Adaptive drive assist
      • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
      • Distance indicator
      • Traffic jam assist
      • Lane guidance assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Exit warning system
    • Front, rear parking sensors
    • 360-degree cameras
    • Collision avoidance assist (evasive steering)
    • Rear cross-traffic assist

    Standard Equipment

    Q8 55 e-tron highlights:

    Wheels, suspension, brakes, dynamics

    • 20-inch alloy wheels in 5-arm aero style
      • Graphite grey
      • Diamond-turned finish
      • 255/50 R20 tyres
    • Adaptive air suspension
    • Anti-theft wheel bolts, loose wheel detection
    • Collapsible temporary spare wheel
    • Audi drive select
      • 6 driving modes
    • e-quattro fully variable all-wheel drive


    • LED headlights
    • LED daytime running lights
    • High beam assist
    • Rear dynamic indicators
    • Exterior mirrors
      • Heated, folding, auto-dimming
      • Memory function
      • Kerbside function, passenger side
    • High gloss styling package
      • Window slot trims in anodised aluminium
    • Roof rails in aluminium
    • Convenience key
      • Full keyless entry, start
    • Electric tailgate
      • Programmable height
      • Gesture control

    Seating and upholstery

    • Standard front seats
    • Leatherette upholstery
    • Electric front seats incl. driver memory
      • 4-way lumbar support
    • Heated front seats
    • Dashboard upper, lower interior elements in leatherette
    • Inlays in brushed aluminium, dark


    • Auxiliary air-conditioning
      • Pre-conditioning via MMI or MyAudi app
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Auto-dimming interior mirror
    • Door sill trims in aluminium
    • Interior lighting package
    • Leather steering wheel incl. shift paddles
    • Headlining in lunar silver fabric
    • Load sill protector in stainless steel
    • Comfort front centre armrest
      • Adjustable fore-aft position, angle
    • Floor mats front, rear
    • Storage and luggage compartment package
      • 2 x cupholders in rear centre armrest
      • Nets in luggage compartment


    • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit
    • Audi smartphone interface
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
      • Wired Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
    • Audi music interface
      • 2 x USB ports front (charge, data transfer)
      • 2 x USB ports rear (charge)
    • Audi phone box light
      • Qi wireless smartphone charger, 180W
    • Audi sound system
      • 10 speakers
      • 6-channel amplifier
      • 180 watt system output
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Head-up display
    • Audi connect plus
      • 3-year subscription

    Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron adds:

    Wheels, suspension, brakes, dynamics

    • 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
      • 10-spoke rotor design
      • Anthracite black
      • Gloss turned
      • 265/45 R21 tyres

    Seating and upholstery

    • Sport front seats in Valcona leather


    • 4-zone climate control

    Q8 55 e-tron Launch Edition adds:

    Wheels, suspension, brakes, dynamics

    • 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
      • 5-arm aero structure
      • Black metallic
      • 265/45 R21 tures


    • S line bumpers front, rear
      • Full paint finish
      • Radiator grille in titanium black
      • Radiator grille matte aluminium vertical slats
      • Front blades in platinum grey matte
      • Air intakes in platinum grey matte
    • Black exterior styling package plus
    • Roof rails in black

    Seating and Upholstery

    • S sport front seats in Valcona leather
      • Diamond contrast stitching
      • Embossed ‘S’ on front seats
      • Integrated headrests for front seats


    • Colour interior lighting package
      • 30 selectable colours
      • 6 colour profiles
    • Sport leather steering wheel incl. shift paddles
    • Electrically adjustable steering column incl. memory
    • Headlining in black
    • Pedals and footrest in stainless steel


    22kW charger package: $6900

    • Increases vehicle charge capacity up to 22kW AC
    • Onboard charger up to 22kW AC
    • Audi connect charging system (up to 22kW)

    22-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels: $1600

    • 6-segment spokes design
    • Black metallic
    • 265/40 R22 tyres
    • Adaptive air suspension sport

    Matrix LED headlights: $3300

    • Front, rear dynamic indicators
    • Auto dynamic headlight range control
    • Motorway light
    • Dynamic light design

    Virtual mirrors: $3500

    • OLED side touchscreens
    • Kerb view
    • Intersection view
    • Motorway view

    Black exterior styling package: $1900 (55 e-tron)

    • Accents on Audi Singleframe
    • Trim strips on side windows
    • Side door inserts
    • Front, rear bumpers
    • Exterior mirror housings
    • Roof rails in black ($900 Sportback)

    Privacy glass: $1050

    Panoramic glass sunroof: $3400

    Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System: $1750

    • 16 speakers
    • 15-channel amplifier
    • 705 watt output



    • Magnet grey

    Premium: $2300

    • Glacier white metallic
    • Chronos grey metallic
    • Manhattan grey metallic (55 e-tron)
    • Mythos black metallic
    • Plasma blue metallic
    • Ultra blue metallic (Launch Edition, Sportback)
    • Soneira red metallic
    • Daytona grey pearl effect (Launch Edition, Sportback)

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    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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