Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron

Driving pleasure in a new dimension

A sleeker version of Audi’s flagship electric SUV, the Q8 Sportback e-tron offers a long range and loads of technology.

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Need to know


Audi has changed the name of the e-tron Sportback to the Q8 Sportback e-tron, reflecting its position as the brand’s flagship SUV.


The Sportback’s sloping roofline makes it more efficient than the standard SUV, with Audi claiming a range of up to 344 miles.


A maximum charging rate of 170kW means that the Q8 Sportback e-tron’s battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 31 minutes.

Q8 Sportback e-tron range

Q8 Sportback e-tron Sport

  • 20" '5-arm' dynamic design graphite grey alloy wheels

  • Adaptive air suspension

  • quattro all-wheel-drive

  • Contrast paint finish bumpers

Q8 Sportback e-tron S line

  • 21" '15-spoke' graphite grey design alloy wheels

  • Bumpers in body colour

  • Valcona leather upholstery

  • Dark matt brushed aluminium inlays

Q8 Sportback e-tron Black Edition

  • 21" '5-arm aero' glossy black Audi Sport alloy wheels

  • Audi beam with e-tron logo

  • High tech mesh anthracite inlays

Q8 Sportback e-tron Vorsprung

  • 22" '6-segment spoke' diamond cut Audi Sport alloys

  • Digital Matrix Lights

  • Extended LED Interior Lighting Pack – multi-coloured

  • Panoramic roof

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The Q8 e-tron holds a special place as Audi’s flagship electric SUV, and the option of the Sportback version only adds further appeal to this EV. Now boasting much-improved electric ranges as part of a recent update, the Q8 Sportback e-tron is a very competitive choice in the increasingly populated premium electric SUV market.

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Audi has upgraded its e-tron Sportback, and in the process the Q8’s name is being used. Though not based on the regular petrol and diesel Q8, it reflects the model’s upmarket positioning, sitting at the top of its electric SUV line-up, and is designed accordingly. 

Audi has also made a number of upgrades to the Q8 e-tron’s Sportback design as part of this update, with some main additions including a new 2D version of Audi’s ‘four rings’ logo, as well as a reprofiled front and rear end, and various new alloy wheel and colour options to choose from.


The regular Q8 e-tron is already a fantastic-looking car, but the Sportback really takes things up another level. Boasting a lower, sleeker stance than the regular SUV, the tapered roofline also adds to the elegant look of it and gives the Sportback a particularly eye-catching and premium-looking silhouette.


The broad choice of trim levels also gives plenty of possibility to choose the Q8 Sportback e-tron that works for you, from more subtle Sport versions through to the darkened Black Edition, which gets large black alloy wheels and a full gloss black styling kit.


The Q8 Sportback e-tron is available with all of Audi’s current technology, with a particularly modern touch being its ‘virtual’ door mirrors, which see small cameras in place of traditional door mirrors, while an extended head-up display is also available on Vorsprung models. 

A raft of driver assistance packages is also offered as an option, or as standard on the Vorsprung. The Tour Package is a real highlight, adding elements like adaptive cruise control, lane assist and swerve assist that can help steer you out of danger on the road, all helping to prevent collisions.


Engines & Performance

Audi offers two powertrains on the Q8 Sportback e-tron, the 50 e-tron quattro and 55 e-tron quattro, with both being upgraded as part of the latest update and receiving four-wheel-drive coming as standard.

Starting with the 50 e-tron, this uses a 95kWh battery (of which 89kWh is usable), and twin electric motors producing up to 335bhp and 664Nm of torque. Above this, the 55 e-tron packs a larger 114kWh battery (with a usable capacity of 106kWh), while its more powerful electric motors produce 402bhp and 664Nm of torque in boost mode.



If range is a priority, the 55 e-tron is the version to go for, with its larger battery allowing for a claimed range of 330-344 miles*. Accelerating from 0-60mph takes 5.4 seconds*, and it’s able to reach a maximum speed of 124mph*. 

The ‘50 e-tron’ model isn’t too far behind, however, with Audi claiming a range of 280 to 292 miles*. Accelerating from 0-60mph takes 5.8 seconds*, with this model also having a 124mph* top speed. 

The Q8 Sportback e-tron can be DC rapid charged at up to 170kW, with a 10 to 80 per cent rapid charge taking as little as 31 minutes.

0-60 mph (55 e-tron)

5.4 seconds

Top speed (55 e-tron)


CO2 emissions


*All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, vehicle load (and, for battery electric vehicles, the starting charge of the battery).

Receive one of the following when you buy a new Audi e-tron vehicle:

  • A 7kW Ohme 5m tethered cable Home Pro home EV charger,

  • Or a 7kW untethered ePod home EV charger (both with standard installation included),

  • Or a £500 Audi charging voucher code or £500 (inc.VAT) towards the list price of their new e-tron model.

Available to all eligible new e-tron retail customers who order their new Audi between 4 January – 2 April 2024*


Latest EV Offer

New fully electric e-tron retail customers can benefit from one of the below:

  • A 7kW Ohme 5m tethered cable Home Pro home EV charger,

  • Or a 7kW untethered ePod home EV charger (both with standard installation included),

  • Or a £500 Audi charging voucher code or £500 (inc.VAT) towards the list price of their new e-tron model.

This is available to all eligible new e-tron retail customers who order their new Audi between 4 July 2023 – 2 October 2023*.

Terms and Conditions

*Offer open to private retail customers in UK, aged 18+. Receive either: (1) a 7kW Ohme Home Pro home EV charger (5m tethered cable), (2) 7kW ePod home EV charger (untethered), (3) an Audi charging voucher code with £500 credit or (4) £500 towards the model list price when purchasing a new Audi e-tron model (Q4 e-tron, Q4 Sportback e-tron, Q8 e-tron, Q8 Sportback e-tron, e-tron, e-tron Sportback, e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT) between 04/01/24 and 02/04/24. Home EV charger option: available to homeowners or renters with landlord's permission with off-street parking & sufficient electrical capacity. Standard installation (subject to Ohme T&Cs). Audi charging option: Audi ID, app download, compatible smartphone, account creation, subscription, tariff selection & payment details required to activate the credit, credit valid for 3 years & cannot be extended. Incentive must be requested at the point of purchase & cannot be claimed retrospectively. Not available to fleet customers. Subject to availability.