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Audi: The e-tron Range

By Tim Barnes-Clay | November 20, 2023


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The pace at which Audi is launching all-electric cars is electrifying in itself.

Audi: The e-tron Range

While Alfa Romeo is a few months away from launching its first electric car, the German giant has eight so far – and that's just the beginning.

Audi has announced that it won't launch any new cars with combustion engines after 2026.

By then, it aims to have launched 20 all-electric cars in the preceding three years.

The e-tron range, as Audi calls all its battery-powered vehicles, is already earning an excellent reputation.

As things stand, here's the entire e–tron range and what's being added to it in 2024.

e-tron GT quattro

audi e-tron GT quattro

The e-tron GT Quattro goes as superbly as it looks, with a coupe-ish shape and four doors which take a leaf out of the Porsche Taycan’s book.

Both cars share many of the same components, and although the Audi is still more than capable of taking corners, it has a softer, more supple ride than the Porsche.

It is not bad inside, either, with a lovely looking interior, although the aggressively sloping roofline limits rear headroom – and the car's not cheap to buy.

Depending on the model, you can get up to 530PS and cover as much as 305 miles from a full charge.

RS e-tron GT

Audi RS e-tron GT

This is the quick version of the car above – not that the standard car is slow, but the RS e-tron GT is, frankly, blisteringly fast – and even more expensive.

Just shy of 600PS, but offering 646PS for a couple of seconds when you launch off the line, it'll do 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds flat.

Despite the power, it'll still manage a claimed range of 298 miles.

We hope you've got six figures handy in that wallet.

Q4 e-tron

audi Q4 e-tron

More sensible Audis include the Q4 e-Tron – a compact crossover SUV – which provides up to 286PS and almost 330 miles of range from a full charge.

It has fast charging capability and an impressive interior. But the number of touch-sensitive buttons might make things tricky to operate on the move.

It is available in two and four-wheel drive and features heated front seats, SatNav, a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control and 19-inch alloys.

Q4 Sportback e-tron

audi Q4 Sportback e-tron

The Sportback provides the solution for those who want something that blends practicality with sportiness.

A swept rear end gives off a rakish coupe effect, allowing room for a modest spoiler, adding dynamism and athleticism to the standard Q4.

As a result of chopping a bit off, the Sportback has a slightly longer range (339 miles) compared with the standard Q4, but it's otherwise identical in terms of equipment.

Q8 e-tron

audi q8 e-tron

The original all-electric Audi was just called the ‘e-tron' without any letter/number designation. So, to avoid confusion, it's now been re-named as the Q8 e-tron – a mid-size crossover SUV.

It comes well-equipped with 20-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension, all-wheel drive, matrix LED headlights and heated electric front seats. Furthermore, it's comfortable, charges quickly and has a spacious cabin, albeit at the expense of boot capacity.

Two power outputs are available – 340PS and 408PS – with 89kWh and 106kWh batteries, respectively, providing an all-electric range of up to 299 and 343 miles, respectively.

Q8 Sportback e-tron

Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron

Like the Q4 Sportback e-tron is to the Q4 e-tron, so the Q8 Sportback e-tron is to the Q8 e-tron.

A swept back end creates a sportier, coupe-ish shape, again with a spoiler.

Equipment levels are the same as the standard Q8 e-tron, though the weight saved by shaving a bit of bodywork off means the Sportback goes slightly further on a full charge.

SQ8 e-tron

Audi SQ8 e-tron

If the Sportback Q8 e-tron isn't athletic enough for you, then try the SQ8 e-tron instead, with its more aggressive bodywork looking the part.

If you’re familiar with the meaning of ‘S’ and ‘RS’ badges on Audis, then you’ll already be able to guess what the SQ8 is capable of.

503PS enables it to get from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds – and it'll do 270 miles despite all the extra clout over the standard version.

SQ8 Sportback e-tron

Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron

Yep, you guessed it – the SQ8 Sportback e-tron is just like the SQ8, only it has a chunk chopped off the rear to make it more coupe-ish and sporty.

That suits the S version down to the ground – and the Sportback version can go slightly further on a full charge, at 278 miles.

The equipment levels are the same as the SQ8 e-tron, which includes 21-inch alloys, an LED interior lighting pack, S-styled bodywork, black door mirrors and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.

2024: Q6 e-tron

audi Q6 e-tron prototype

The Q6 e-tron is on its way next year, based on a new platform that builds on what Audi has learned from the fledgling Q8 e-tron.

Dual motors will power it, producing 400PS, although a lower-powered version is also expected. And there'll be an SQ6 version with around 515PS. Meanwhile, an RSQ6 version is also thought to be on its way, with over 600PS.

A 100kWh battery has been confirmed, though other sizes could be offered, too – the one announced is likely to provide a range of around 370 miles.

270kW charging speeds are also expected, but we'll know more soon.

2024: A6 e-tron

Audi A6 e-tron

The A6 e-tron is also due for release next year, providing an engineless version of its popular mid-size saloon and estate car.

Like the Q6 e-tron, it's expected to have a 100kWh battery, although this could provide up to 430 miles of range in the A6 e-tron and power outputs of up to 480PS.

We are expecting an RS version to join the party, too – at least an 'S' version is all but guaranteed, as one has been spied being tested.

Meanwhile, the A4 e-tron, which will complement the current A4 saloon, is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2025.

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