Last modified: Mar 14, 2024

Audi Q8 e-tron drivetrain and motors

Audi Q8 has an improved drivetrain compared to the Audi e-tron with a larger battery and increased efficiency.

Audi built the Audi Q8 e-tron on an extensively adapted variant of the modular longitudinal platform (MLB Evo).

The MLB Evo platform is a shared platform that includes ICE, like Lamborghini URUS and Audi A8.

But Audi created an entirely new dedicated chassis and body for the e-tron. As a result, you can’t compare with other EVs like VW Golf or others that use modified ICE chassis that negatively affect range and design.

Its foundation is a new body shape with numerous innovative structural elements in the lower area of the vehicle center and the roof.

Audi improved the drivetrain for the Audi Q8 e-tron with larger batteries, improved motors, steering, aerodynamics, and steering.

Audi Q8 e-tron drivetrain

Below you will find details about the essential components of that drivetrain.

Audi Q8 e-tron battery

The battery on the Audi Q8 e-tron is available in two different sizes. 95kWh and 114kWh gross.

Learn about the Audi Q8 e-tron battery

Audi e-tron brakes & recuperation

The Audi e-tron is the first electric series-production model that uses an electrohydraulically integrated brake control system.

Learn about the Audi Q8 e-tron brakes & recuperation

Audi Q8 e-tron electric motors & setup

The Audi Q8 e-tron has powerful electric motors in twin and tri-motor configurations. The Audi Q8 e-tron has three different motor configurations.

Learn about the improved motors and motor setup

Audi Q8 e-tron suspension & steering

The Audi Q8 e-tron has adaptive air suspension as standard.

For the Q8 e-tron Audi, improved suspension and steering.

Read more about suspension & steering

Audi all-electric models

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