Its 2024 Audi SQ8 E-tron as well as the SQ8 E-tron Sportback electronic performance vehicles are now to market 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 etron and the SQ8 e-tron are versions with a facelift of the Audi e-tron 2023 and the e-Tron S.
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron Pricing
In 2024, the Audi SQ8 e-tron starts at $89,800 (excluding the $1,195 destination) which is $1,600 more expensive than the 2023 Audi etron S. Its 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback is priced at $92,600 (excluding the $1195 destination) that’s $1,800 more expensive than previous 2023 Audi e-tron S Sportback. Similar to their predecessors, the 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback have a tri-motor electronic drivetrain that can produce as much as 496 horsepower (370 Kilowatts) and 718 pounds-feet (973 Newton-meters) of torque when in boost mode.
The numbers remain the same from last year’s model. These numbers permit 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 due to the 94 additional horsepower and 228 pounds-feet of torque than the 2024 Q8 E-Tron and 2024 Audi SQ8 E-tron also comes with the standard electronic torque vectoring that translates into better dynamics and traction capabilities.
Like in 2024, the Audi Q8 e-tron, the SQ8 has a battery with an estimated capacity of 106 kilowatts (114 kWh total) 23 percent more than the previous e-tron S. The bigger battery, when combined with efficiency and aerodynamic improvements results in an EPA-estimated mileage of 253 miles with the SQ8 etron and the e-tron Sportback when fitted with standard 20-inch wheels.
It’s an increase of approximately 20 percent over 2023’s Audi e-Tron S models. With the 22-inch wheels available the EPA-estimated range is reduced to 218 miles. 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 from 10 to 80 percent to around 31 minutes.
Likely as expected, the Audi SQ8 etron models come with more standard features as compared to the Q8 e-tron counterparts, beginning with the distinct silver accents to the rocker panels and aluminum-look mirror housings for the exterior and complemented by similar designs for the fascia on the front as well as the rear diffuser. Furthermore to that, the SQ8 e-tron EVs come with flared fenders, which increase the width of the overall width of the car to 1.5 inches (39 millimeters).
Inside the cabin, standard features include a 12-way adjustable power S-logo embossed on front sports seats trimmed with Valcona leather, with the contrast of diamond stitching sports theme Carbon square structure with an interior trim finish and a four-zone automated climate control that includes an air conditioner and heat pre-conditioning.
In terms of technology on the tech front, the SQ8 e-tron range comes featuring the Audi MMI touchscreen operating system that features both an upper 10.1-inch and a lower 8.6-inch display, both with haptic-touch technology. Audi Virtual Cockpit has the highest resolution display in HD and the Bang and Olufsen sound system has 3D sound. The electric SUVs come Equipped with a plug & Charge functionality and two years of no-cost DC rapid charging via the Electrify America network.
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron Revealed
In 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron Sportback will hit US showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2023.