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Audi’s most impressive electric SUV is already in Spain, including its sporty bodywork

The large electric SUV segment has a new entrant in the market. Audi has started marketing the new Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron, two attractive SUVs in terms of design and performance, as we are dealing with the most powerful versions of the Q8 e-tron.

When Audi updated the e-tron, it changed from simply being called the e-tron to the Q8 e-tron. What started out as a proper name is now the moniker that identifies all of the brand’s electric models, so that change has been made.

Along with the name change, the Q8 e-tron was accompanied by better features, greater autonomy and faster recharging. It sports an even more sleek and muscular design, if possible. A character that is reinforced in the sportier versions, the SQ8 e-tron, with distinctive bumpers, larger air inlets and a redesigned rear diffuser.

With 503 CV and three engines, the SQ8 e-tron is the most powerful and performance variant.

The SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron have 23 mm wider wheel arches (per side) than the normal Q8 e-tron to accommodate the 21-inch wheels that are standard on these models. In short, more muscular looks keeping in mind the high performance of its electric drive.

For the powertrain of the new SQ8 e-tron, Audi uses a scheme of three electric motors: a front motor of 124 kW (169 CV) and two electric motors of 98 kW (133 CV) each, which individually drive the wheels. drives the , Total system power reaches 370 kW (503 hp) with a maximum torque of 973 Nm, which allows the vehicle to do 0–100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (4.5 seconds in boost mode). Top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h.

The interior of the Audi SQ8 e-tron also features sportier distinctive details.

The two rear electric motors can distribute torque between the wheels of this axle in a completely variable and almost instantaneous manner depending on driving and grip conditions. To this should be added an air suspension with a firmer, sportier setting, more direct steering and active stabilizer bars. A more sporty character that doesn’t mean giving up comfort for traveling on the road.

It also upgraded its battery, which now has prismatic cells with higher energy density and a capacity of 106 usable kWh (114 kWh). The greater power of this model affects the consumption and therefore the autonomy: the SQ8 e-tron certifies a range of 434 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. SQ8 Sportback e-tron, 447 km thanks to its more aerodynamic bodywork. The maximum charging power increases to 170 kW, which allows 104 kilometers of autonomy to be recovered in 10 minutes at a high-power charging station.

how much they cost?

The Sportback body not only looks sportier, but it also helps improve autonomy.

The Audi SQ8 e-tron is priced at 106,510 euros for the Spanish market. Anyone looking for the sportiest (and most aerodynamic) bodywork has to look at the SQ8 Sportback e-tron, with prices starting at €109,010. The first deliveries to customers are scheduled to begin in October.

The range of colors for the bodywork includes eight shades: solid Magnetic Grey, pearl-effect Daytona Grey, and six metallic shades: Kronos Grey, Glacier White, Mythos Black, Sonira Red, Plasma Blue and Ultra Blue.

The price of Audi SQ8 e-tron starts from 106,510 Euro.

Standard equipment includes, among other things, 21-inch wheels with 285/40 tires (22-inch wheels optionally in Audi Sport Design), MMI Navigation Plus multimedia system, adaptive air suspension with sport adjustment, City Includes assistant, front sports. seats, stainless steel pedals and footrests, storage package, black headlining, leather-wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel and Dinamica composite leather and microfibre upholstery.

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