Audi Q8 e-tron

From RM 383,990 - 485,790
RM 4,294 | 9 years
RM 5,208 | 7 years
RM 6,854 |  5 years

Highlights

  • Advanced cockpit (four screens)
  • Exterior body-style choices (rear roofline - high-rise, sportback)

Variant of the model

Model
OTR Price
Monthly
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2023 Audi Q8 e-tron advanced 50
RM 383,990
RM 5,208.55
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron S line 55
RM 474,990
RM 6,442.9
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback advanced 50
RM 390,790
RM 5,300.79
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback S line 55
RM 485,790
RM 6,589.39
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron advanced 50
OTR Price Monthly
RM 383,990 RM 5,208.55
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron S line 55
OTR Price Monthly
RM 474,990 RM 6,442.9
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback advanced 50
OTR Price Monthly
RM 390,790 RM 5,300.79
2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback S line 55
OTR Price Monthly
RM 485,790 RM 6,589.39
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Car loan monthly installment
3 Years
RM 10,694.12
/ Month
5 Years
RM 6,854.22
/ Month
7 Years
RM 5,208.55
/ Month
Based on 90% loan amount with fixed-rate interest at 3.8%

Monthly installment (RM)
RM 5,787.28
Car Price (RM)
383,990.00
Down Payment (RM)
0.00

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Overview

Summary

Once known simply as the e-tron, the SUV that pioneered Audi’s line of electric vehicles (EV) has been updated, renamed and launched in Malaysia, the 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron.

Malaysia is the first market in Southeast Asia to receive the e-SUV, which comes fully-imported (CBU) from Audi’s production plant in Brussels, Germany.

Four variants. Q8 e-tron advanced 50 quattro (MYR 383,990), Q8 Sportback e-tron advanced 50 quattro (MYR 389,990), Q8 e-tron S line 55 quattro (MYR 474,990), and Q8 Sportback e-tron S line 55 quattro (MYR 484,990).

Prices (OTR, w/o insurance) come with a standard two-year, unlimited mileage warranty, an eight-year/160,000 KM battery warranty, and five years of free roadside assistance.

Optional (MYR 13,000) is the Audi Assurance Package (AAP), consisting of an extended five-year, unlimited mileage warranty, and three years of free maintenance.

Nine exterior colours (S line, Sportback S line - exclusive). Magnet Gray, Chronos Gray, Glacier White, Madeira Brown, Mythos Black, Plasma Blue, Soneira Red, Ultra Blue, and Daytona Gray.


Exterior

Body Dimensions

The 2023 Q8 e-tron stands at 4,915 MM long, 1,937 MM wide, 1,633 MM (advanced, S line) and 1,619 MM (Sportback advanced, Sportback S line) tall, and with a wheelbase spanning 2,928 MM.


Front View

Sporty and elegant parading the new Audi insignia (2D optics), the front-end combines modern lines and proportions with typical Audi styling cues.

Unique is the honeycomb-patterned grille, which features a single-frame projection light (light bar - top grille) fitment for variants S line and Sportback S line.

Other separating factors, variant advanced gets a High-gloss Styling Package, while Sportback advanced, S line and Sportback S line get a Black Styling Package.

Upgrading that, variants S line and Sportback S line add on an S line Package, featuring a sportier front bumper with sharper trim elements.


Rear View

Exuding a jointless design, the rear-end furthers the athletically sophisticated appeal with sharply smooth and seamless contours.

Variants advanced, and S line has a high-rising roofline with a roof-edge spoiler, whereas Sportback advanced, and Sportback S line get a coupe-esque roofline with a deck-lid spoiler.

Other separating factors, variant advanced gets a High-gloss Styling Package, while Sportback advanced, S line and Sportback S line get a Black Styling Package.

Upgrading that, variants S line and Sportback S line add on an S line Package, featuring a sportier rear bumper with sharper trim elements.


Headlamps

Forming a seamless one-piece layout, the head lamps are angularly shaped and slanted inwards, projecting a very focused set of eyes.

Installed are Led headlamps (advanced), Matrix LED headlamps (Sportback advanced), and Digital Matrix LED headlamps (S line, Sportback S line).

Featured are auto On/Off, high-beam assistant, dynamic turn signals, and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Variants S line and Sportback S line add on a single-frame projection light, adaptive and warning lights, and a coming home/leaving home function (five lighting schemes).


Tail Lamps

Slim and unified, the arrow-esque tail lamps stretch from left to right, connected by a lightbar across the tailgate. Fitted are LED combination units with dynamic turn signals.


Side Mirror

The side mirrors are electronically adjustable and foldable, featuring turn-signals and blind spot-indicators.

Variants S line and Sportback S line upgrade to virtual exterior mirrors (cameras) with 7.0-Inch OLED interior displays (screens - exterior image projection, side mirror controls).


Brakes

Variants Sportback advanced, S line and Sportback S line come with red brake callipers. Also featured is an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Auto Hold system.

Wheels

Mounted are 20-Inch alloy rims (advanced - Graphite Gray five-arm dynamic style, Sportback advanced - Diamond-turned Graphite Gray five-arm ‘Aero’ ring style), wrapped in 255/50 R20 tyres, and 21-Inch alloy rims (S line - Diamond-turned Black five-arm turbine style, Sportback S line - Audi Sport Black Metallic five-arm ‘Aero’ structure style), wrapped in 265/45 R21 tyres.


Interior

Dashboard

Refined, sculpted and three-dimensional, the 2023 Q8 e-tron has a driver-centric and highly-advanced cockpit, dominated by screens (four display units - instrument cluster, central infotainment, climate controls, side camera controls).

The black-themed dashboard sees the upper section in either leatherette (advanced) or Valcona leather (Sportback advanced, S line, Sportback S line), and the remaining surfaces in fine paint finish.

Accentuating the layout are decorative inserts in Graphite Gray fine paint (advanced, Sportback advanced), and in Valcona Gray Natural Fine Grain Ash (S line, Sportback S line). The latter two variants add on an S line Interior (embossed ‘S’ logos) treatment.

Instrument Cluster

Featuring the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus, installed is a 12.3-Inch digital instrument cluster with customisable interface displays (Classic, Sport). Variants S line and Sportback S line add on a Heads-Up Display (HUD).


Seats

Interior of the five-seater is upholstered in black leather/leatherette combination and black Valcona leather for variants advanced and Sportback advanced, respectively.

Meanwhile, variants S line and Sportback S line are blessed with the S line Interior treatment, featuring black Valcona leather with embossed ‘S’ logos.

Up front, fitted are standard seats (advanced, Sportback advanced) and sports seats (S line, Sportback S line). The rear gets a bench seat.

All variants feature electric adjustments (front seats) with a four-way lumbar support and a memory function (driver), and a 40:20:40 split-fold configuration (rear seats).

Completing the layout is an Ambient Lighting Plus package for all variants. Whereas, for variants S line and Sportback S line, a panoramic glass sunroof and aluminium scuff plates with ‘S’ logos (front-illuminated, rear-standard).


Space

Front and rear occupants have ample space and mobility. Very comfortable, offering generous head, leg and shoulder rooms.

Steering Functions

Mounted is a double-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel for variants advanced and Sportback advanced, and a three-spoke flat-bottom leather-wrapped sport steering wheel for variants S line and Sportback S line.

Incorporated are multi-switches (media, vehicle telematics), paddle shifters, and column adjustments (tilt, telescopic). Drive is aided by an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.


Storage Space

Numerous storage areas including side door, back seat and armrest pockets, partitioned and caverned spaces in the centre console, and a decent-sized glove box.

Cup Holders

Four cup holders, two located in the front centre console and two in the rear seating’s centre armrest, and four bottle holders, located at each side door pocket.

Charging Ports

Several charging outlets are present, strategically located all around the cabin. Included are USB ports, 12-V sockets, and a wireless charging tray.


Boot Space

The boot comes with a powered-tailgate feature (contactless), and provides 569-Litres (advanced, S line) and 528-Litres (Sportback advanced, Sportback S line) of load space. For extra loading, standard is a front trunk (frunk) with a capacity of 62-Litres.


Features

Active Safety

Standard all around, the 2023 Q8 e-tron features the following set of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Audi Pre Sense Front and Rear, Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, Efficiency Assist, Swerve Assist and Turn Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), and 360-degree camera.

Passive Safety

Passive safety includes eight airbags (driver-passenger, front-rear side, front-rear curtain), seat belts (reminder, pre-tensioner, anchor), ISOFIX (top-tether), parking sensors (front, rear), parking camera (360-degree), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Auto Hold system, door ajar warning, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and security alarm with anti-theft and engine-immobiliser.

Drive Modes

Four driving modes selectable via the Audi Drive Select. Efficiency, Comfort, Sport, and Individual.

Infotainment

Featuring the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus, installed is a 10.1-Inch central touchscreen display, supporting the Audi Connect Navigation and Infotainment System, Audi Smartphone Interface with Audi Phone Box Light and MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.


Driver Assistance

The suite of ADAS will make travels less fatigue and less of a burden for the driver, as well as much safer at all speeds.

Sound System

Entertainment is channelled via a 10-speaker standard setup (advanced, Sportback advanced), and a 705-W Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker premium sound system (S line, Sportback S line).

Performance

Engine

Powering the 2023 Q8 e-tron are two axle-mounted (front, rear), Permanently Excited Synchronous Motors (PSM), with variant specific system outputs.

Variants advanced and Sportback advanced surges at 335 HP/250-KW of max output and 664 NM of max torque.

Variants S line and Sportback S line dishes out 402 HP/300-KW of max output and 664 NM of max torque.

Transmission

All variants are equipped with a single-speed two-stage ratio planetary gearbox.


Drivetrain

Drive is distributed to all four wheels, via an Electric All-Wheel Drive (e-AWD) system. The Audi Electric Quattro All-Wheel Drive.


Acceleration

Acceleration from 0 to 100 KM/H is done in 6.0 seconds (advanced, Sportback advanced) and 5.6 seconds (S line, Sportback S line). Top speed is 200 KM/H for all variants.


Fuel Consumption

Juicing up the e-motors is a Lithium-Ion battery, with energy capacity of 95-KWH (advanced, Sportback advanced) and 114-KWH (S line, Sportback S line).

The battery packs provide up to 491 KM (advanced), 505 KM (Sportback advanced), 582 KM (S line) and 600 KM (Sportback S line) of driving range (WLTP).

95-KWH battery, 10% to 80% State of Charge (SoC). AC charging (11-KW - Type 2) takes nine hours and nine minutes, while DC charging (150-KW - CCS2) takes 28 minutes.

114-KWH battery, 10% to 80% State of Charge (SoC). AC charging (22-KW - Type 2) takes six hours, while DC charging (170-KW - CCS2) takes 31 minutes.

As for accessibility, it comes with an additional charging port (AC) on the left front fender.


Comfort

Convenience

The 2023 Q8 e-tron features keyless entry system, engine Start/Stop button, auxiliary air-conditioning, four-zone auto climate control system (8.6-Inch touchscreen - primary controls, rear-vents - dedicated controls), air ioniser and aromatisation with summer/winter scents (S line, Sportback S line), power-assisted cabin door closing (S line, Sportback S line), powered-tailgate (contactless), panoramic glass sunroof (S line, Sportback S line), power-adjustable front seats, steering wheel (multi-switches, paddle shifters, column adjustments, EPS), Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus, Ambient Lighting Plus package, cabin door entrance LED lights (S line, Sportback S line), wireless charger, parking cameras (360-degree), parking sensors (front-rear), exterior rear-view cameras (S line, Sportback S line), Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Auto Hold, and auto headlamps (On/Off, high-beam).

Rear Air Vents

There are rear air-conditioning vents present with a dedicated set of controls, located at the rear part of the centre console (primary controls - 8.6-Inch touchscreen - front).

Ride Comfort

Ride comfortability feels precise and firm at the same time, tuned to provide complete stability and grip to the driver, without losing any of the day-to-day driving comfort.

Standard equipment is the setup of standard adaptive air suspension (advanced, S line) and sport adaptive air suspension (Sportback advanced, Sportback S line).

Sound Insulation

Good sound insulation with the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) aspects accounted for, preserving the in-car ambience effectively.

Overall, the cabin is able to suppress unwanted noises and make them barely noticeable, even when cruising through bumpy asphalts or at all speeds.

Wrap Up

Conclusion

The 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron exudes an all-around sporty and energy filled build, a perfect embodiment of Audi's mastery in design and engineering.

Although special in their own ways, all the variants offer an electrifying performance, luxurious interior appointment, and state-of-the-art technology.

Overall, inside and out the build quality is excellent, and with a laundry list of equipment, the 2023 Q8 e-tron is definitely an Audi to have.

User Experience

4 /5
69 User Ratings
69 User Ratings
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Satisfaction
Comprehensive ADASNumerous creature comforts
Disappointment
Minimal interior colour schemesMinimal exterior colour choices (advanced/Sportback advanced)

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