When Audi introduced adjustments to the 2024 mannequin lineup, the 2024 Audi SQ8 E-tron received the “Keep tuned” tag as a substitute of bulleted particulars. The Ingolstadt model is lastly prepared to offer patrons the excellent news, the SQ8 E-tron including a second motor on the rear axle to the Q8 E-tron’s dual-motor powertrain, which means extra energy, faster acceleration, and finer torque vectoring. Peak output in increase mode hits 496 horsepower and 718 pound-feet of torque, an extra 94 horses and 228 pound-feet over the up to date specs for the 2024 Q8 E-tron. The blast to 60 miles per hour takes 4.2 seconds, a considerable 1.2 seconds faster than the Q8 E-tron completes the identical dash.
Utilizing the brand new, bigger battery pack because the Q8 E-tron with 106 usable kilowatt-hours, estimated EPA vary within the SQ8’s conventional and Sportback trims is 253 miles on 20-inch wheels or 218 miles on the elective 22-inchers. That longer determine checks in at 32 miles under the Q8 E-tron’s vary. The Q8 E-tron Sportback affords an Extremely Package deal for patrons swayed by the longest vary, the bundle switching to 19-inch wheels on low-rolling resistance summer time tires amongst different adjustments. This trim and bundle can hit an estimated 300 miles. No different Q8 E-tron or SQ8 E-tron variants could be had in Extremely guise.
The SQ8 will get the standard S and flagship tells, most clearly the fender flares that add 1.5 inches to the SUV’s width. Past that, observe the silver aspect mirror housings, silver accents on the entrance fascia, rocker panels, and rear diffuser. Six-piston calipers clamp 15.7-inch two-piece rotors in entrance, a single-piston caliper sweeps a 13.8-inch vented rotor in again.
The inside’s wearing Valcona leather-based with distinction diamond stitching, and “carbon sq.” trim as a substitute of open pore wooden.
Pricing begins at $90,895 for the 2024 SQ8 E-Tron after the $1,095 vacation spot cost. The 2024 Q8 E-tron’s vacation spot cost has risen to $1,195 since pricing got here out in March. Because the SQ8 is successfully the identical automobile for delivery functions, do not be shocked if the electrical SQ8 will get $100 dearer shortly. The SQ8 E-tron skips the entry-level Premium trim accessible on the Q8 E-tron, so evaluating like for like, the SQ8 E-tron Premium Plus begins begin at about $11,000 above the electrical Q8 E-tron Premium Plus. The SQ8 Sportback E-tron begins at $93,695, near $10,000 greater than the Q8 Sportback E-tron Premium Plus.
The 2024 SQ8 E-tron ought to arrive at U.S. dealerss within the fourth quarter of this yr. Consumers who take one house will get two years of complimentary DC quick charging at Electrify America.