In 2024 Audi SQ8 E-tron, as well as the SQ8 electronic-tron Sportback electronic performance vehicles, are currently into sale within the United States as sportier alternatives to the Q8 e-tron regular or Q8 E-Tron Sportback. If the names sound confusing, it is important to know that the Q8 E-Tron and the SQ8 e-tron are new versions of the Audi e-tron 2023 and the e-Tron S.
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron Engine & Performance
In 2024, the Audi SQ8 e-tron starts at $89,800 (excluding the $1,195 destination) which is one hundred dollars more expensive than the 2023 Audi E-Tron S. Its 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback is priced at $92,600 (excluding the $1195 destination) that’s $1,800 more expensive than current 2023 Audi E-Tron S Sportback. As with their predecessors 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback have a tri-motor electronic drivetrain that can produce upwards of 496 horsepower (370 Kilowatts) and 718 pounds-feet (973 Newton-meters) of torque when in boost mode.
These numbers remain unchanged since the last model year. These numbers let the SQ8 electric motor to go from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. It can also achieve the electronically controlled maximum speeds of 130mph. Apart from offering enhanced performance thanks to the 94 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron also comes with the standard electronic torque vectoring that translates into better acceleration and traction capabilities.
Similar to the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron, the SQ8 has a battery with an estimated capacity of 106 kilowatts (114 kWh total) that is 23 percent higher than the previous etron S. The bigger battery, along with efficiency and aerodynamic improvements results in an EPA-estimated distance of 253 miles for the SQ8 e-Tron as well as the e-tron Sportback when equipped with standard 20-inch wheels.
This is an increase of about 20% over 2023’s Audi e-Tron S models. With the option of 22-inch wheels the range of the EPA-estimated range is reduced to 218 miles, but. In addition to the expanded range The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron models also charge faster, with speeds of up to 170 kW. This reduces the charging time of 10 to 80 percent to just 31 minutes.
Exterior & Interior
As you would expect it is expected that the 2024 Audi SQ8 E-tron models come with more standard features in comparison to their Q8 etron counterparts, beginning with the distinct silver accents on the rocker-panels as well as aluminum-look exterior mirrors and complemented by similar designs of the front fascia as well as the rear diffuser. Furthermore, there are also the SQ8 e-tron EVs that come with flared fenders that increase the overall body in 1.5 millimeters (39 millimeters).
Inside standard equipment, you will find 12-way adjustable power S-logo embossed on front seats that are trimmed in Valcona leather, with accent diamond stitching. Also included is a sport-inspired Carbon square structure trim for the interior and a four-zone automated climate control that includes an air conditioner and heat pre-conditioning.
In terms of technology On the technical front, the SQ8 e-tron line comes equipped with an Audi MMI touchscreen operating system that features an upper 10.1-inch and a lower 8.6-inch display that features haptic touch technology. Audi VR cockpit, which has a high-definition display and an audio system from Bang & Olufsen system that has 3D sound.
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron Released
The electric SUVs are also equipped complete with the Connect & Charge functionality and two years of no-cost DC rapid charging via the Electrify America network. It is expected that the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback will be available in US showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2023.