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Audi SQ8 E-Tron 2024: Australian pricing and specifications


The high-performance variant of the electric Q8 E-Tron SUV will arrive in Aussie dealerships in the second quarter of 2024 

Audi Australia has confirmed the pricing and specifications of the high-performance iteration of its recently renamed Q8 E-Tron electric SUV

Called the SQ8 E-Tron, the large SUV has been priced at $173,600 before on-road costs for the wagon and $180,600 before on-road costs for the coupe-like Sportback variant. 

The electric SQ8 steps things up a notch not just in price but in performance from its Q8 E-Tron sibling, starting $19,700 more expensive than a base Q8 E-Tron. 

2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron wagon front 3/4 driving shot
This is the 2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron in wagon form

Powered by three electric motors – one on the front axle and two on the rear – the new SQ8 E-Tron produces 370kW/973Nm. For reference, that’s 70kW/309Nm more than a base dual-motor Q8 55 E-Tron. 

The new electric SUV uses a huge 106kWh usable battery pack that will provide a claimed WLTP electric range of around 416km. 

When launched, the new SQ8 E-Tron will compete with other electric luxury SUVs such as the BMW iX xDrive 50 Sport and the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV 53 4Matic+

2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron wagon driving rear 3/4
Pricing starts from $173,600 before on-road costs

What do you get for your $174k?

In typical Audi fashion, the SQ8 E-Tron will be well specced for the money, and includes as standard:

  • 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster 
  • 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system
  • Four-zone climate control
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • 8.6-inch lower touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay 
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • DAB+ radio 
  • Four USB charging ports 
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron sportback front seat detailing
The interior of the SQ8 E-Tron is certainly plush

A Sensory package is available for the new electric SUV, which includes:

  • Digital Matrix LED headlights 
  • LED door entrance lights 
  • Soft close doors 
  • Heated outer rear seats 

A 22kW AC charging package will also be available for SQ8 E-Tron customers. 

How safe is the Audi SQ8 E-Tron?

2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron sportback rear 3/4 driving shot
The 2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron is also available in a sportback coupe-like bodystyle

The Audi SQ8 E-Tron will be fitted with the following safety features:

  • Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter and traffic jam assist
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) including pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Turn assist
  • Exit assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360 degree cameras including kerb view function
  • Tyre pressure monitoring 

Audi SQ8 E-Tron 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • SQ8 E-Tron wagon: $173,600
  • SQ8 E-Tron Sportback: $180,600