Audi Australia has rejigged the Q8 e-tron lineup, which now includes base 50 e-tron quattro and high-performance SQ8 e-tron variants – all are available now.

    The range now starts from $140,600 before on-road costs for the 2024 Audi Q8 50 e-tron quattro, which now takes the place of the previous Q8 55 e-tron quattro, reducing the price of entry by over $14,000 in the process.

    In the switch from 55 to 50, the Q8 e-tron gets a slightly less powerful dual-motor electric drive system and also debuts a smaller battery for Australia – it makes 250kW/664Nm (versus 300kW/664Nm), and sports a 95kWh (gross) battery pack compared to the 55’s larger 114kWh unit.

    The smaller battery also features a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry, while the larger unit is of the nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) variety. It also sees quoted WLTP combined range drop to 411 kilometres in the base model, whereas the Sportback 55 offers 454 kilometres of claimed driving range on a full charge.

    You can still get the Q8 Sportback as a 55 e-tron quattro, which retains its $166,600 before on-roads sticker. The more powerful tri-motor SQ8 e-tron (from $173,600) and SQ8 Sportback e-tron (from $180,600) have officially landed and join the range, too.


    The range comprises four distinct varaints.

    Model Variant$RRP
    2024 Audi Q8 50 e-tron quattro$140,600
    2024 Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron quattro$166,600
    2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron quattro$173,600
    2024 Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron quattro$180,600

    Prices exclude on-road costs

    Drivetrains and Efficiency

    ModelQ8 50 e-tron quattroQ8 55 e-tron quattroSQ8 e-tron quattro
    DrivetrainDual-motor electricDual-motor electricTri-motor electric
    System power250kW300kW370kW
    System torque664Nm664Nm973Nm
    Driven wheelsAll-wheel driveAll-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
    Battery95kWh – gross114kWh – gross114kWh – gross
    0-100km/h6.0s – boost mode5.6s – boost mode4.5s – boost mode
    Top speed200km/h200km/h210km/h
    Claimed range – WLTP411km454km417km – Q8 e-tron
    430km – Q8 SB e-tron
    Energy consumption (claimed)23.9kWh /100km25.6kWh /100km28.0-28.8kWh /100km
    Charging capacity (DC)150kW170kW170kW
    Weight – unladen2510kg2520kg2650kg


    DimensionsQ8 e-tron
    Weight – unladen2510-2650kg
    Towing capacity – braked1800kg
    Towball download – maximum180kg

    Servicing and Warranty

    Audi Q8 e-tron
    Warranty5 years, unlimited kilometres
    Battery warranty8 years, 160,000 kilometres
    Roadside assistance6 years
    Charging subscription6 years – Chargefox
    Scheduled servicing24 months, 30,000 kilometres
    6 years – complimentary


    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 50 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
    • Electric steering wheel adjust incl. memory

    SQ8 e-tron adds:


    • 22-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
      • 5-arm interference design
      • Titanium grey
      • Gloss turned finish
    • Red brake calipers
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Electric, heated side mirrors
      • Auto-dimming
      • Memory function
      • Aluminium-look finish
    • Metallic paint
    • Rear privacy glass
    • S body styling
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Metallic paint


    • S Sport seats incl. S logo embossed
    • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus
    • 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio
    • S floor mats
    • Aluminium-look interior trim
    • Sports steering wheel – heated


    Sport Package: $5400 (Q8 50 e-tron)

    • 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
      • 10-spoke rotor style
      • Anthracite Black
      • Diamond turned
    • Sport front seats
    • Valcona leather upholstery
    • Black exterior styling package
    • Exterior mirrors in high-gloss black
    • Roof rails in black
    • Colour ambient lighting

    Sensory Package: $9600 (SQ8 e-tron, SQ8 Sportback e-tron)

    • Digital Matrix LED headlights
    • Door entrance LED lights – front, rear
    • Soft close power latching doors
    • Outer rear heated seats
    • Extended fine Nappa leather trim
    • Air quality
    • Rear sunshades – manually operated

    22kW AC Charging Package: $6900

    • Additional onboard charger – up to 22kW AC
    • Audi connect charger – up to 22kW AC

    Virtual Mirrors: $3500

    MORE: Everything Audi Q8 e-tron
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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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